Schools

Our business values education and is committed to supporting educational opportunities for young people in the Pilbara.

The Groundbreaker schools' programme is a key focus of the 50th commemorations and is made up of three components:

· Lesson plans for pre-primary - year 12
· Groundbreaker excursions/incursions
· Student competitions

Year 10 - 12

Competition: The Pilbara then and now

'The Pilbara then and now' is an essay writing competition designed for students enrolled in years 10, 11 and 12 across the Pilbara. To be eligible, the entrant must be enrolled at one of the following participating high schools:

  • St Luke’s College
  • Tom Price Senior High School
  • Karratha Senior High School
  • Roebourne District High School

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

Entrants are required to submit an essay style response between 500 – 1000 words in response to the theme ‘The Pilbara then and now’.

Entries will be evaluated on relevancy to topic, critical understanding of history, originality of proposition, clarity of expression and appropriate grammar, proofreading and citations (where necessary).

WHEN IS IT DUE?

This competition has now closed. Thank you all all of the students who submitted entries.

HOW DO I SUBMIT?

Entrants must submit their essay to their schoolteachers or upload a typed copy of the essay in Word or PDF format here on the website.

This competition has now closed. Thank you to all the students who submitted entries!

Prizes

Y10-Y12 Prize

The total prize pool consists of one (1) prize for the winner of the Competition and two runner up prizes.

  • The winners prize will consist of: 1x Macbook Pro
  • The runner up’s prizes will consist of: 1x iPad Air

The winning student's school will automatically go into the draw to win a $10,000 innovation pack that can be spent on technology or innovative teaching material.