This year, we were excited to have 4 of our Indigenous students participate in the
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) Program. Over the four action
packed Outreach Days at RMIT Bundoora, the students worked on a variety of sessions
with their university student Mentors, including ‘Drugs and Alcohol’, ‘Study Skills’,
and ‘Resume Building’.
Along with the AIME staff, we were proud to see our students
step up to every challenge thrown at them with enthusiasm. Our Year 10, 11 and 12s
blew us away with their incredible Prime Minister’s speeches that were featured in ‘The
On the 25th of October, the students joined their Mentors and the AIME
staff for and end of year celebration. They were lucky enough to be visited by a number
of guests who shared their stories and experiences with them. The students were given
the opportunity to ask Michael Higgins (AIME Mentor), and Jessica McClean-Peace
and Paul Smarrelli (SEDA Students) questions about their journeys during the press-
conference style ‘Pathways to Success’ session. After morning tea, we welcomed Alan
Thorpe (AFL player and media commentator), Jerome Cubillo (past AIME Presenter),
and medical students Tara Purcell and Ngaree Blow to share their stories and
experiences with the students during our ‘Windows to the Fame’ session.
Thank you to
the Sydney Road students who participated in AIME, as well as the supporting staff. We
look forward to next year’s sessions!