Staff Profile: Taya Olman

March 21, 2019

Name: Taya Olman
Age: 19
Mob: Noongar
From: Narrogin
Role: Trainee Assistant Coordinator
Which school are you based at? Narrogin senior High School

Give us a snap shot of what your day to day job consists of: I assist in supporting our young girls to attend school and keeping their attendance up, helping out teachers with the girls in class and being someone the girls can come to when they need to talk. I also help prepare session plans for health and wellbeing, sport sessions and recess and lunch time activities.

What do you love most about your job? What I love the most about this job is guiding our young Aboriginal girls into their futures and giving them motivation to do better and encourage them to chase after their dreams.

How has working with Shooting Stars benefitted you? It’s helping me come out of my shell, and I’m learning different things every day. Not only has that it given me an opportunity to do what I love.

What attracted you to the role? I’m very passionate about netball, through netball I’ve coached many of the girls that attend Shooting Stars and just hearing all the amazing things they do through the program for the girls.

How do you envisage the programme evolving in the future? Shooting Stars expanding all over regional towns in WA. Also the older girls of the programme now being role models for the upcoming young girls of their communities to join shooting Stars.