Shooting Stars: The foundation for future success

March 19, 2020

Former Shooting Stars participants Kellie-Anne Duinker, Lilly Skeen and Ethel Sibasado are making the most of their first year out of school.  

After completing Year 12 in 2019, the three Halls Creek Shooting Stars graduates have commenced a Sport and Recreation stream with the Halls Creek Shire’s Olabud Doogethu program. 

This program sees the girls undertake tasks involving preparation and coordination of bi-weekly programs for kids of various ages, media management, community engagement and events coordination. 

Shooting Stars Executive Officer Fran Haintz explains the role Shooting Stars plays in giving its participants the foundations for future success.  

“Shooting Stars is a family and that doesn’t end after high school, we keep in touch with many of our former participants and there is nothing more rewarding then seeing them out in their communities flourishing post school,” said Haintz.  

“Shooting Stars provides its participants with the confidence and leadership to go after opportunities, setting them up for success on their career paths.” 

Shooting Stars works to identify and raise community awareness of the barriers to rural and remote Aboriginal women’s leadership opportunities and promotes the removal of those barriers; supporting and encouraging girls and women to pursue leadership positions within their school, higher education and employment.  

The program also provides access to corporate experiences, via engagement with female leaders in business, giving participants a taste of success and a toolkit to implement their leadership style moving forward. 

Shooting Stars congratulates the three young women on the successful commencement of their post school pathway.