First Nations students at Newton Moore Senior High will benefit from a new program from Synergy and the Stars Foundation that will provide up to $100,000 over two years to the education of Indigenous girls. The Stars Foundation — established in 2015 — supports Indigenous women in school across Australia and the partnership with Synergy will help provide funds for education, training, employment and wellbeing. Synergy CEO David Fyfe said the partnership would help foster new growth. “Providing educational and employment opportunities will improve the outcomes for not only the girls themselves but also their families and communities,” he said. “By investing in the education of young Indigenous women, Synergy is leading a positive legacy for generations to come.” The mentoring program is being delivered in 21 WA primary and secondary schools, with more schools to be included in the coming months. Stars Foundation founder and executive director Andrea Goddard said the foundation was thrilled with the partnership and would continue to reach out to more schools in WA. “We are running 21 Stars programs for 1100 students in WA,” she said. “It’s the support of partners like Synergy who help us grow and ensure we can deliver equitable support for girls leading to improved health, education and employment outcomes for First Nation girls and young women.” This is not the first time Newton Moore has been recognised for its efforts to support Indigenous students. Newton Moore is the base of the Polly Farmer Foundation’s Follow the Dream program in the South West, which provides career and education support for Indigenous students with strong academic aspirations.