Follow the Dream (FTD) is an Aspirant Program for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students at Hampton SHS. Students must be meeting benchmark targets in attendance, grades and behaviour to be eligible for FTD.
Students in the program have access to targeted after school tuition running 2:45pm – 5:00pm Monday to Thursday. This also includes a 15-minute afternoon tea to suffice energy levels. During the sessions students are extended in different subjects, complete homework, work on assignments, revise for assessments or reflect on marked assessments with their tutors. Students are encouraged to ask questions of their tutors and bring work on topics they haven’t fully understood in their classes.
Individual Learning Plans are developed for all FTD students. These are used to track students’ progress, goal setting and development of future pathway planning. Students are given access to excursions to universities, workplace visits and other training organisations to expose them to areas of post school interest or to inspire their interest.
Cultural learning is a key component of FTD. Students are encouraged to enhance their sense of cultural identity through improving on their cultural kaartdijin (knowledge). Opportunities are provided through various incursions, excursions and camps.
Excursions usually include Kiara College’s FTD students, as the program is run in conjunction across both schools. Kevin Bynder (Aboriginal Artist) is the designer of the Hampton SHS and Kiara College’s FTD Logo. Read Kevin’s story behind the FTD logo displayed below.
For more information about Follow the Dream please contact:
Follow The Dream Coordinator: Brant Bibby
P: 6235 7100 (Hampton SHS) – Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
P: 9378 0252 (Kiara College) – Monday and Thursday
Email: [email protected]