Shooting Stars is an education engagement program for Aboriginal girls and women across Western and South Australia.
The program operates with a minimum target of 80% attendance at school for our Indigenous girls, with a goal to increasing this to over 90%. All individual participants' school attendance data is tracked on a weekly basis and summarised at the end of each term so that we can monitor and track the success and cut-through that the program is having. Our program coordinators analyse the data weekly to both highlight improvements and identify individuals who may require additional support.
In conjunction with the school, the Remote School Attendance Strategy providers and other key Aboriginal community corporations, tailored attendance plans are put in place to support each student. These plans include strategies that address issues such as transportation issues, lack of food and inappropriate uniforms. All plans and strategies are trauma informed to ensure we're providing the participant with the necessary foundations for success.