Celebrating the Success of Our Year 12 Graduates
Our Deadly Sista Girlz (DSG) mentors Sarani, Patty and Anna in Broome were glowing with pride when they saw their largest ever cohort of Year 12 students graduate last week. This amazing achievement did not form overnight, rather it was a result of months of persistence and dedication from both the students and mentors alike.
“We are so proud of their achievements and determination to finish,” said DSG mentor Sarani.
One of the main focuses of the DSG program is increasing school attendance through creating a safe and stable environment contributing to the student’s motivation to attend school.
“By encouraging the students to attend school, as well as picking them up and dropping them home helps in bringing their attendance up at school enabling them to finish year 12,” said Sarani.
As well as providing a nurturing environment, the DSG program also creates opportunities for students to be inspired. Earlier this year the St Mary’s DSG students travelled to Perth to attend our Deadly Futures Expo.
This event saw students meet a range of industry and tertiary leading organisations, including Shell who proudly support our Deadly Sista Girlz in Broome. Students were able to speak to successful Indigenous business owners and professionals, as well as explore new study and career pathways.
As part of reaching this special milestone of completing Year 12 the students also enjoyed a retreat at Eco Beach. They had a great time fishing, swimming in the pool, and enjoying meals together, bonding as sista girlz.
Supported by the National Indigenous Australians Agency, Deadly Sista Girlz empowers students to build confidence and pride, enabling them to reach their goals. It is rewarding to see the St Mary’s girlz graduate Year 12 and it is even more exciting to think about the world of amazing opportunities that is waiting for them.
For more information visit the Deadly Sista Girlz page.