Shooting Stars

The Shooting Stars program provides comprehensive in-school support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls to help them overcome the barriers preventing them from completing their education and reaching their full potential.

Shooting Stars is an educational program that uses sport and other tools to encourage greater school engagement amongst young Aboriginal girls and women. We empower Aboriginal girls and women in regional and remote communities to make informed choices about their education and employment journey, helping them strive for the stars.

Shooting Stars works collaboratively with the local community, schools and service providers to affect genuine change in the lives of more than 375 students Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls. Importantly, the program produces results.  More than 25% of participants improve attendance term on term, while 50% of participants maintain an average attendance rate of 80% or above.

Furthermore, Shooting Stars is a key driver in creating equality for female leaders and generational change, with 85% of its staff and 66% of its Board identifying as Aboriginal. Our Program Coordinators are inspiring, women who are responsible for the day-to-day management and implementation of the program, and our outcomes are measured and reported using an Indigenous evaluation protocols.

Shooting Stars enjoys the backing of Netball WA and with that support comes nearly 100 years of history and professional experience in advancing local communities and empowering women and girls, as well as the National Indigenous Australia’s Agency in addition to numerous other organisations.

Contact Information

Sara Ripps, Program Manager

Phone: 9168 4400 |Mobile: 0477 660 567

Sara.Ripps@education.wa.edu.au