Initiative an award finalist
The Karratha Education Initiative has been named one of six finalists for a State Government award for best community partnership.
The nine-year partnership between the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project, Karratha Senior High School and St Luke’s College that provides academic programs and seminars for local students and teachers is in the running for the Department of Mines and Petroleum’s community partnership award.
The program was short-listed from 26 entries across WA and is one of six finalists, with others including a Rio Tinto and Scitech partnership for science, technology, engineering and maths engagement; and Newcrest Mining and Ngurra Kujungka’s partnership.
Woodside Australia operating unit senior vicepresident Niall Myles said the KEI had been a success for students, teaching staff and the wider community alike.
“Woodside is very proud of our long-standing partnership with Karratha Senior High School and St Luke’s College to deliver the Karratha Education Initiative,” he said.
“The KEI has been helping improve the educational outcomes for secondary school students in the city of Karratha for over nine years.”
“As one of our flagship social investment programs in the Pilbara, (it) continues to deliver sustained and measurable benefits to the high schools, the students, the staff and the community.”
Minister for Mines and Petroleum Sean L’Estrange said the awards had been introduced to recognise the best in joint industry and community programs. The winner will be announced at a dinner on Thursday, October 27 in Perth.
Karratha Senior High School students Brooke May, Selena Smith and Dominic De Jesus, all 13, and Tyrell Lyndon, 12, at this year’s North West Maths Camp, a program of the Karratha Education Initiative.