Title

Academic agreement to assist Broome's brightest students

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 6-25-2008

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Broome Campus

Publication Place

Broome

Abstract

An academic extension program aimed at assisting Year 11 and 12 students from Broome’s two high schools will begin in July after a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Broome Campus, the Catholic Education Office and the Western Australian State Government.

State Minister for Education and Training, the Honourable Mark McGowan, visited the Broome Campus on 24 June to sign off on the agreement and officially announce the beginning of the 18 month trial.

The project will provide high achieving students from Broome Senior High School and St Mary’s Secondary College, Broome, with additional academic training. The students will have access to workshops and curriculum experts in the areas of career and academic counselling, English, science and mathematics.

The Broome Campus will host many of the activities scheduled and Mr McGowan said the link with the Campus would provide a ‘rigorous academic influence’ to the program.

Assistant Dean of Education, Broome, Ms Amanda McCubbin, will represent the University on the management committee. The committee will also include representatives from the Department of Education and Training and the Catholic Education Office.

“This project is a significant development that offers opportunity and incentive for promising Broome secondary students. We are pleased to collaborate in this exciting joint venture,” said Deputy Vice Chancellor, Broome, Sr Sonia Wagner sgs.

Media contact: Mike Doyle 08 9192 0668