The Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project and Onslow School are partnering to enhance the delivery of the school’s education programs.
This partnership builds on Chevron Australia’s long-term relationship with Onslow School, which aims to increase retention, improve numeracy and literacy skills and enhance student employability post-schooling.
Onslow School Principal Jaqueline Barry said secondary school enrolments had more than doubled at Onslow School in the past two years, increasing the demand for high quality ATAR and non-ATAR education.
“This partnership allows Onslow School to better tailor our programs to the specific education needs of the students, providing them with a more meaningful curriculum that will position them well for life after school,” said Ms Barry.
Chevron Australia Community Engagement Advisor Erin Glancy said the partnership was part of our broader commitment to deliver long-term social and economic benefits in Onslow.
“The provision of quality education is so important for local families, which will soon include Wheatstone’s permanent Onslow-based workforce,” Erin said.
Partnership initiatives include the expansion of the school’s Certificate I, II & III offering to include Sports and Recreation, Visual Arts and Media.
The existing Bush Rangers Program has also been enriched, with participants now learning from and working with the Wheatstone Project’s Indigenous Sea Rangers to help protect and conserve the local environment.
Other programs enhanced through the partnership include the Workplace Learning Program, Senior First Aid Certificate, Safety Awareness Program, careers camp and nights, and a specialist numeracy and literacy intervention project.