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  • Ben Bin Sali G
019/12/2018 2:38 PM

Woodside Holiday Appeal - 2018

For many of us, the holiday season is a time to reflect on the year that has passed and the things we are grateful for. It is a time we look forward to. A time of joy and celebration we share with family and friends. 

But for others, the holiday season can be a time of hardship. Domestic and family violence rates increase during the holiday season, devastating affected families and stretching the resources of support organisations. 

This holiday season, through the Woodside Holiday Appeal, we partnered with the Women’s Council to support those who have experienced violence at home. 

The Women’s Council represents domestic and family violence support organisations across Western Australia and is committed to working with families to build a future free from violence. 

As part of the Appeal, Woodsiders were encouraged to donate toys, gift cards, household goods, non-perishable food items and school supplies. The Women’s Council then distributed donations amongst domestic and family violence support organisations across Western Australia. 

The goal of the Appeal was to bring joy to families affected by violence, relieve some of the financial stress of the holiday season and to help create new, happy memories. 

The response to the appeal was outstanding, with Woodsiders from across the business pulling together in support of those in need. 

Donations from the Appeal filled several large boxes – each box packed to the brim. 


Fully embracing the spirit of giving, some Woodsiders hosted fundraising events to further support the appeal. 


The Women’s Council were overwhelmed with emotion and expressed their sincere gratitude to all those who contributed towards the Appeal, emphasising the significant impact that this would have for families affected by violence this holiday season.

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  • Rachel Le Moignan
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P1440358.2.jpgIn March, Jack Walls (15) stepped off his youth development voyage onboard STS Leeuwin II in Fremantle with a new perspective on life.

The Northam local was successful in his Woodside Marine Career scholarship application based on his desire to enter into the maritime industry and his passion for fishing.

Jack completed his week onboard where he made new friends and developed his teamwork, communication and leadership skills to take with him into his future.

Jack explains his favourite moment.

"My favourite part was when I climbed the main mast and looked out and I could see Rottnest, Fremantle and blue water. That made me think about how grateful I am to be here," he says.

Jack challenged himself by climbing the 33m main mast and sailing through the night where he reflected on this opportunity.

"From the beginning of the voyage to the end I can honestly say I am a different person," he says.

"I have learnt so much and the best thing is I am taking all the knowledge with me and passing it on to more people so they can experience what I just did."

Jack's Grandfather, John Hart appreciates what this experience gave Jack.

"Our most heartfelt thanks that Leeuwin has provided a chance for our grandson to learn and experience a once in a life time opportunity that we can only hope will open a new door for his future. It will be up to us and him to reap the greatest benefits from the Leeuwin's graciousness," he says.

Woodside Marine Career scholarships are currently available to cover up to $1,500, leaving $800 (min) to be covered by the recipient or other sponsors for the complete voyage fare.

The scholarship is applicable to Western Australia students aged 14 – 25 and demonstrate an interest in a maritime or marine career– which includes careers as diverse as: Naval engineering; Naval architecture; Marine engineering; Ocean engineering; Shipwright / Boat builder; Marine electrical; Marine mechanical; Marine tourism; Marine biology; Oceanography; Navy; Fishing industry.

Leeuwin Ocean Adventure aims to enrich the lives of young people through adventure, participation and challenge and is funded through a combination of grants, corporate sponsorships and donations by organisations and the general public.

Leeuwin is an award winning provider of personal development and leadership programs providing key life skills for young people aged 14-25 to take into their studies, careers and communities.

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  • Shane Kiely
02/11/2017 2:47 PM

See original article with photos here - http://www.clontarf.org.au/karrathas-class-of-2017/​

There was cause for celebration in Karratha this month as a record number of Year 12 Clontarf students said farewell to their school years at a graduation ceremony last week.

A total of 18 Clontarf students – double the previous record set in 2013 – finished their secondary studies in the mining town located in WA’s Pilbara region.

Karratha Academy Director Brad Cox said it was an enormous achievement that would have many wide-reaching, positive outcomes.

“All the Academy staff, school staff and parents are really proud of the 18 boys who are graduating,” said Brad.

“They leave behind a great legacy for the younger boys in the Academy, particularly with what is expected of them at the Academy and at school.

“Although this is a breakout year for Karratha, in years to come we are hoping this will be the norm.”

Wendell Sailor, one of the 18 graduates, was the recipient of the Karratha Clontarf Academy Award.

“I’m really proud to have graduated from a school I have been at since Year 8,” Wendell said.

“I’m looking forward to setting myself up for the future and doing some travelling as well.

“To all the younger boys coming through the ranks, try your best and stick at it through the tough times!”

Wendell currently works in a casual position with Green Tree Fencing  in Wickham but has his eyes set on something bigger in 2018, potentially with one of Clontarf’s corporate partners.

Brad said the leadership skills Wendell had developed during his time with Clontarf would hold him in good stead for whatever direction he took in the future.

“Wendell is a fantastic leader within the group and a great role model to the younger boys. He has a bright future ahead of him and everyone at the Karratha Academy wishes him and his fellow alumni all the best.”
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  • Rachel Le Moignan
03/10/2017 2:05 PM

Rachel Norrie, Angela Lewis, Sarah Robertson _ Engineer, First Mate, Captain2.cropped_low res.jpgOn one of the first voyages of the Leeuwin sailing season, the STS Leeuwin II departed with three women standing strong in their roles as Captain, First Mate and Engineer.

Captain Sarah Robinson, First Mate Angela Lewis and newly qualified Engineer Rachel Norrie, appeared on the deck to welcome the participants onboard the youth development voyage and set sail with confidence of the week ahead.

CEO Carol Shannon, speaks about her outstanding female crew and the importance of them as role models for young women of today.

"The pride we have in our predominantly female crew is all the greater because both our Chief Officer and Engineer started their careers as Leeuwin Youth Explorer voyage trainees. Angela and Rachel attribute much of their confidence and career achievement to Leeuwin - their positive role models, mentors and personal and professional skill development."

One of the opportunities presented to both male and female youth on board the Leeuwin is the introduction of a career in the marine environment or maritime industry.

Rachel Norrie was one of three young people who secured a 2016 Woodside Marine Cadetship.

The Leeuwin Foundation aim to enrich the lives of young people through adventure, participation and challenge onboard Western Australia's very own tall ship.

Woodside generously provide scholarships to young people aged 14 – 25 who live in the Perth Metropolitan, Broome, Karratha, Roebourne and Exmouth regions who are interested in a career in the field to join a Leeuwin voyage.

"Young people with a career interest in, on or associated with the ocean have an amazing opportunity to be sponsored by Leeuwin's long-term funding partner, Woodside, to join a Youth Explorer voyage. As it has been for Angela and Rachel, it can be life changing."

Scholarships are valued at $1,500 to be contributed towards the total voyage fare.

Young people within the regions are encouraged to apply via the application form at www.sailleeuwin.com.

The Foundation is an award winning provider of personal development and leadership programs that provides key life skills for young people aged 14-25 that they will take into their studies, careers and community.

Since 1986, the Leeuwin has provided exciting and life-changing programs to more than 40,000 young people across Australia.

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  • Rachel Le Moignan
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Last month, qualified Bosun Andy Laurie from Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation was able to experience life at sea onboard another tall ship, the SV Tenacious, on a voyage in New Zealand.

The tall ship was designed and built specifically to be fully accessible for persons with disabilities. She was launched on 1st September 2000 from Southampton, England.

Andy found himself onboard the vessel in June through the Woodside Crew Exchange Program.

Leeuwin CEO Carol Shannon speaks about the opportunity available to her crew in the program.

"Through generous funding by Woodside, up to three crew exchanges are offered to outstanding Leeuwin Crew or Volunteer Crew for an experience onboard another vessel each year," said Ms Shannon.

"Crew exchanges are an incredibly powerful way of providing training and career development, broadening individual skill sets and providing opportunities to operate under different operating conditions."

Andy comments on what an amazing experience the exchange was.

"What a great ship to see operate and what a great bunch of people to meet along the way. Wellington to Auckland was great sailing," he said.

Tenacious includes special design features not seen on other ships including wheelchair lifts, a speaking compass and a joystick to enable people with limited dexterity to helm the ship.

"The trainee crew are a mix of physical abilities, including those in wheelchairs. It can be sailed and handled from deck so as to include everyone regardless of their physical abilities," he said.

Andy was part of regular watch rotations, but was also able to spend time with the Tenacious Bosun and viewed it's more modern rigging technology.

"I found the vessel, being larger than Leeuwin, interesting to observe its manoeuvring characteristics, sail handling and adult program."

The Crew Exchange is part of a larger program sponsored by Woodside to encourage WA youth to join the marine or maritime industry. Voyage scholarships, the Woodside Cadet Program and offshore Career Development are all part of the Leeuwin Marine Career Pathway.

The Leeuwin Foundation is an award winning provider of personal development and leadership programs that provides key life skills for young people aged 14-25 that they will take into their studies, careers and community.

Since 1986, the Leeuwin has provided exciting and life-changing programs to more than 40,000 young people across Australia.

The voyages aim to challenge and inspire young people to realise their personal potential and make a positive contribution to the wider community.

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  • Rachel Le Moignan
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Earlier this month, a Leeuwin representative attended the Broome Career Expo held onsite at Broome Senior High School to promote and allocate the Woodside Marine Career Scholarships to local youth.

As part of the three year sponsorship agreement, 60 Woodside Scholarships are available to young people aged 14-25 who live in the Broome, Roebourne, Karratha, Exmouth or Perth Metropolitan area and who are interested in a career in the marine environment or the maritime industry. Participants are able to board the STS Leeuwin II for a week-long adventure of a lifetime.

Leeuwin School Relations Coordinator Rachel Le Moignan commented on the regional visit.

“We love to annually visit the Kimberley region, and the Broome Career Expo was the perfect time to reach the schools in the area,” said Rachel.

“The atmosphere was wonderful, and the students were keen to engage, ask questions and overall showed such an interest in our Youth Leadership program.”

800 students were expected to attend the exhibition on the day, with students from several local high schools in attendance.

“The Leeuwin offered a draw in which students interested in a marine career could express their interest to win one of five Woodside Marine Career Scholarships. Winners will be announced this week and we can’t wait to welcome them on board a voyage later this year,” said Rachel.

While in town, the Leeuwin representative visited the Navy Cadets, Shire of Broome and North Regional TAFE. The Foundation help to continue their relationships in the region and build on new projects in 2018.

The Leeuwin Foundation is an award winning provider of personal development and leadership programs that provide key life skills for young people aged 14-25 that they will take into their studies, careers and community.

Since 1986, the Leeuwin has provided exciting and life-changing programs to more than 40,000 young people from across Australia.

The voyages aim to challenge and inspire young people to realise their personal potential and make a positive contribution to the wider community.

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  • Andrea Fernandez
110/04/2017 5:30 PM

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Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company is proud to present Richard Frankland’s classic, Conversations With The Dead.

Frankland’s story is an immensely important one… (he) clearly understands the systemic nature of the problem, the futility of scapegoating individuals. The Age

This is an extraordinary play…life reflected back in full colour. Realtime
In the 50th Anniversary year of the 1967 referendum we are proud to bring to life this seminal play that reflects on an issue that requires a re-examination of just how far (or not) the treatment of Aboriginal people in custody has come since the Royal Commission.
Best described as a play with songs, Conversations With The Dead revisits the tragedy of Jack, a young ambitious Koori, whose role is to look into the lives of the dead and the process, policy and attitudes that killed them.
Fusing together multiple time frames, a transformative set, a live sound scape, calculated stage movement and dialogue delivered with precision by a strong cast in order to explore Jack’s inner conflict and the personal struggles he faces.
Written by Richard Frankland MA, directed by James Taylor with musical direction by Wayne Freer, this raw and powerful play pulls no punches and asks the question:
How far have we come in the treatment of Aboriginal people in custody since the 1992 Royal Commission?
Suitable for audiences aged 15+
Dates: 18 May – 27 May 2017
Venue: Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Road SUBIACO WA 6008


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  • Shane Kiely
031/03/2017 9:02 AM

The Karratha Clontarf Academy recently took 37 boys (Years 7-9) on their annual Term 1 camp to Broome. The boys joined with other Clontarf Academies from Broome, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek and Kununurra to take part in the Clontarf West Kimberley Shield Football Carnival. This was the first time Karratha has taken two teams to the carnival and was the biggest camp in the Academy’s history.

Along with competing in the West Kimberley Shield, the boys participated in a variety of activities as part of a reward for their commitment to school in Term 1.  Such activities included a tabloid sports evening, volunteering at Bran Nue Day (aged care facility), a visit to the crocodile park, dinner at a local Broome restaurant and morning tea with Melissa Price MP, Federal Member for Durack. The boys showed great maturity and leadership in all activities, in particular at the morning tea where seven boys presented to Melissa on what they get up to each day in their Academy.

Please click on the link below to view Melissa discussing the visit in Federal Parliament last week:


Note: In 2017, the Karratha Clontarf Academy has its highest ever number of participants with 150 Indigenous boys already signed up with the Academy, 20 of whom are Year 12 students.

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  • Troy Wekwerth
014/02/2017 1:00 PM

​On Tuesday 7th Feb, Cape Range Riders had four participants attend the MTBA, Level 0 Coaching Course. Thankyou to Woodside for supporting this initiative to make it possible for the region of Exmouth to gain four mountain bike skills coaches. Through this initiative, we hope to improve the community's healthy lifestyle choices and increase the social benefits of supporting and interacting with like minded people in the region.

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  • Margaret Haydon
026/10/2016 8:51 AM

Thanks so much to all the members of Team Woodside who have ridden in the MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer since 2012 and have raised an amazing $1M for cancer research at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.  You are all welcome to contact me at any time for a tour of the Perkins to see first hand what an impact your generosity is having in the laboratory and for people battling cancer.

Thank you

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  • Rachel Le Moignan
018/10/2016 10:18 AM


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The STS Leeuwin II's 2016 – 2017 season kicked off recently with voyages down to Bunbury and back earlier this month.

Palmyra resident, Callum Tromp (16) was one of six trainees onboard who were awarded a Woodside Marine Career Scholarship and joined the ship's first voyage of the season.

Throughout the week-long youth development program, the youth learnt key life skills such as leadership, teamwork and communication alongside thirty nine other trainees.

The Woodside Marine Scholarships are still available to any youths aged 14-25 interested in a career in the marine environment or maritime industry and reside in Karratha, Exmouth, Broome, Roebourne or Perth Metro region.

Sixteen year old trainee Callum Tromp has a strong ambition to be a Ship's Pilot and his sail on the STS Leeuwin II was a great starting point.

Callum describes his career aspirations.

"This voyage was the start of my career towards becoming Captain of cruise or cargo ship," Callum says.

He talks about his future after receiving the Woodside Scholarship and extends thanks to them having helped him on his way to achieving his goals.

"I'll be sure to let Woodside know how my journey is going. I'm sure one day I'll contact them saying that I have completed my Master 1," he says.  

Claudia Jones (17) from Gooseberry Hill also received a Woodside Scholarship to join the voyage returning to Fremantle and explains her positive experience.

"Woodside have allowed me to experience something that pushed me to my limits and allowed me to step outside of my comfort zone," says Claudia.

For many years a voyage on the Leeuwin has been the catalyst for young people to pursue a career on the ocean. 

CEO Carol Shannon describes the application process.

"To apply, all you have to do is describe your marine career aspiration, it could be anything from a role in the fishing industry, a marine chef, water police, marine law or marine architect," says Carol.

During the week at sea youth are involved in all operations of sailing the ship from doing night watches, taking the helm, setting sails and climbing the 35 metre main mast.

Scholarships are still available and cover $1500 of the voyage fare, leaving $600 to be covered by the applicant or local community.

The Leeuwin has three Youth Explorer voyages left for 2016. The 1614 Geraldton to Fremantle voyage, the 1615 End of Year voyage and the 1617 School Holiday voyage. For more information or to apply call (08) 9430 4105.

To find out more about the Woodside Marine Scholarships click here.

To find out more about the Leeuwin Marine Career Pathways click here.

To speak with our Scholarship Coordinator regarding the application process please email philippa@sailleeuwin.com, or call (08) 9430 4105.

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  • Rachel Le Moignan
027/09/2016 3:18 PM


Two representatives from the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation recently visited Broome to promote the Foundation’s Youth Development program.

The annual visit was to meet with local schools and North Regional TAFE to offer a marine scholarship opportunity to students to experience a week-long voyage onboard the STS Leeuwin II. The Foundation were also seeking to gain support for potential sponsorship funding under the Royalties for Regions Kimberley Community Chest Fund.

The Leeuwin Foundation is an award winning provider of personal development and leadership programs that provides key life skills for young people aged 14-25 that they will take into their studies, careers and community.

Chief Executive Officer, Carol Shannon said “Our representatives love getting out to the regions to connect with schools, local businesses and the community.”

“Broome youth can apply for Woodside Marine Scholarships which were on offer to regional youth aged 14-25 on the visit North.”

The Leeuwin Foundation has a three year sponsorship agreement with 60 Woodside Scholarships available to young people who live in the Broome, Roebourne, Karratha, Exmouth or Perth Metropolitan area and who are interested in a career in the marine environment or the maritime industry.

Since 1986, the Leeuwin has provided exciting and life-changing programs to more than 40,000 young people across Australia.

The voyages aim to challenge and inspire young people to realise their personal potential and make a positive contribution to the wider community.

To find out more about the Woodside Marine Scholarships click here.

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  • John Litchfield
07/09/2016 12:50 PM

​Our partners at Yirra Yaakin were occupying the national stage this week when Kylie Farmer,Senior Workshop facilitator and translator of Shakespeare's Sonnets in Noongar, on ABC's Q & A this week.

Check it out

Q and A - Sonnet 127 

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  • Rachel Le Moignan
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Fifteen year old North Beach local William Kent experienced the voyage of a lifetime onboard the STS Leeuwin II after receiving a Woodside Marine Scholarship recently.​

The Woodside Scholarships are allocated to ambitious youth aged 14-25 with an interest in starting a career in a marine environment or maritime industry, just like Will.
Will describes himself as having a passion for the ocean and plans to come back as soon as he can and learn more about a marine career.

"With my passion for maritime and my hopes for a career within the industry, I was lucky enough to gain a scholarship through Woodside," Will said.

"The thought of being on the Leeuwin excites me and I hope to one day return as a crew member or possibly even Captain."

During his time onboard the tall ship, Will built upon his work-ready skills (including leadership, teamwork and communication) during night watches, made new friends and climbed to the top of the 33 metre mast to read the secret message.

The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation's Chief Executive Officer, Carol Shannon said "For many years a voyage on the Leeuwin has been the catalyst for young people to pursue a career on the ocean. For young people who have these aspirations it can be very hard to find the funds to study for the necessary qualifications."

As a Year 10 student at Newman College, Will aims to become a Marine Engineer once he finishes.

"The Leeuwin experience encouraged me to follow a career in the maritime industry by showing me first-hand what it is like to be out on the ocean and having a life at sea," said Will.​
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  • Margaret Haydon
13/08/2016 2:41 PM
Saturday 27 August - 10am to 3.30pm

Experience the wonders of medical research when the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research opens its doors to the community.  Throughout the day some Perth's top cardiologists, doctors and researchers will present news about the latest treatments and research breakthroughs.    Woodside Professor Ruth Ganns will speak at 2.10pm on "Cancer - a glimpse into the future".  

All Woodside staff and their families are welcome to attend.  For the full program and more details visit www.perkins.org.au
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  • Rachel Le Moignan
020/07/2016 12:15 PM


The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation has been named as a finalist for the WA Industry Collaboration Award, sponsored by the Department of Training and Workforce Development.

Anne-Marie Archer CEO at the Leeuwin comments on what this means to the Foundation.

“The Leeuwin Foundation is proud to be named as a finalist for the WA Training Awards. It has taken years of hard work by a number of marine industry partners and education providers to introduce our Marine Careers Pathway Program, which supports young people keen to pursue a career in the marine industry,” said Ms Archer.

“In light of the program's success, Woodside have generously funded scholarships for young people who are interested in a marine career to experience first-hand what is like to go to sea on a working ship.”

“We couldn’t be happier that we are able to offer youth without any seafaring experience to come onboard the STS Leeuwin II. As a trainee we are able to empower them, with self-determination and relevant interest in a marine career, to become a professional seafarer through assistance in gaining relevant qualifications.”

Recognition in this area will help to raise awareness for the program, and ensure the Leeuwin Foundation are able to continue to offer this assistance for many years to come.

“There has been considerable work put into the development of Marine Career Pathway Program to ensure it can run seamlessly within our award winning Youth Development Program which means they really do get the best of both worlds!" said Ms Archer.

Once youth have experienced a maiden voyage, they can return as a volunteer to continue their experience and personal development. For those interested in a career at sea, they are able to build on their sea time and gain experience which is an amazing foundation for future careers.


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  • Billie-Cherie Kickett
020/06/2016 11:06 AM
What is the project?
Its a project that focuses on populating Wikipedia entries into a number of broad knowledge domains.

The Noongarpedia sessions provide:
• Training and support in Wikipedia use,
• Language development,
• Interaction with Noongar knowledge and networks,
• Encourage wider community to create and contribute to noongar knowledge and;
• Interaction with Noongar academics at Curtin University and the University of Western Australia.

The categories for population may include: 
* Country – places, landscapes, flora, fauna; tribal groups and trading patterns;
* Narrative – stories from everyday life, including suburban domestic, urban industrial and regional traditions; literature and other art-forms;
* Music – including lyrics, traditional and modern;
* Popular culture – broadly defined, including ‘Gen Next’ and emergent knowledge;
* Citizenship – public knowledge and exchange, from ‘welcome to country’ to international first-peoples forums.
Knowledge sources may come from archives, family, media and public institutions, as well as schools, government departments and workplaces. In addition to materials collected by volunteers the project may rely on existing databases in various stages of evolution.

The benefits:
Provides an opportunity to help restore and continue Australian Aboriginal (Noongar) language and;
Enhances collaboration and sharing of Indigenous (Noongar) language internally, externally and internationally.
The Noongarpedia Project is an Australian Research Council Discovery Project supported by UWA and Curtin University.
Would you like to find out more?
20/06/2016 11:06 AMNoArts, Culture & Sports
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  • Kelsie Clarke
020/06/2016 8:27 AM

Through Woodside's partnership with Earth Science Western Australia (ESWA), I was recently given the opportunity to volunteer at the LNG18 Students Forum in April 2016.

At the forum I presented to the students, helped to facilitate interactive activities and escorted the students through a tour of the exhibition hall and to LNG18 speaker sessions, developing my professional leadership and speaking skills. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to support the students in learning about our industry and to see them delve into the process and science behind the LNG market, from production to customer use.

ESWA also generously organised for a work experience student from Esperance, who I was hosting that week at the Woodside office, to attend the Students Forum. The experience left the student motivated and inspired to continue to pursue career opportunities in the Oil and Gas sector.

I am so grateful for the opportunity that was provided through ESWA to pass on my knowledge and inspire the next generation of students aspiring to enter our industry at the Chevron hosted LNG18 student form. A big thank you to Jo Watkins from ESWA.

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  • Morgan Riley
03/06/2016 3:13 PM

So far this year Scitech has hosted two GT events; Astronaut in March, and Earth Explorers in May.​

Both events were very successful, helped by the hands-on enthusiasm of graduate volunteers from Woodside. At the Earth Explorers event we had ten incredible graduates who gave up their time to inspire students.

Their main role on the night, other than acting as volcanoes in the main challenge, was to answer questions about what a career in STEM actually looks like; what does a petroleum engineer do? What will the future of resources processing be? If I'm creative and good at maths, what kind of job can I have?

There were lots of inspiring conversations on the night, which all add up to encouraging Western Australia's next generation to look at STEM differently - by thinking critically about issues and applying creative, innovative solutions, we can secure the social and economic future of our state.

Scitech GT, supported by Woodside, supports gifted and talented students with an interest in STEM as they transition from PEAC programs in to thigh school. We welcomed 95 year 6 students and their parents to the program at the second event in May, and they will stay in the program until the end of year 8.

If you are a graduate and want to volunteer at the next event, contact James Gosling or Danielle Bejr to find out more.

3/06/2016 3:13 PMNoEducation
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  • Jo Watkins
02/05/2016 9:30 AM

​Earth Science Western Australia (ESWA) is excited to announce the release of a new animation in the series for the Woodside Australian Science Project (WASP).

This fast paced animation explains the very important, and often difficult to understand, El Nino and La Nina events. These events impact Australia and the world and we are so pleased to now have a resource available freely to students, teachers and the public to help them to understand them.

The animation can be accessed here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifGOjSTwbM8.

Please also visit our YouTube channel to check out our popular animations on oil and gas formation, the rock cycle and the water cycle - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgWQNF54vmCphWecFj40fKA/.

These animations support the vast array of resources available to teachers in order to assist them with Earth Science education from Years 4 to 12 - http://www.wasp.edu.au/

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