ABCN Mentoring Masterclass

Top tips to become a mentoring master

Amp up your facial expressions when mentoring online was one of the many suggestions ABCN mentors heard at our first-ever Mentoring Masterclass. Listening and storytelling are crucial elements of great mentoring, and doing it online...

How Vivien’s ABCN scholarship helped her entire family

Winning an ABCN Foundation scholarship creates ripples throughout a student’s family and community, as Vivien’s story shows.   When Vivien was three, her mother was diagnosed with brain cancer and her father, a Vietnamese refugee, became a...

ABCN’s COVID-19 Response

ABCN’s immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic was to support students most at risk of falling behind in their education during the period when students were forced to learn from home. Our emergency response was...
ABCN Foundation scholar

First Nations scholar aims to become role model

ABCN Foundation scholarship recipient Nicole Hillier can claim a couple of firsts: she is the first in her family to head to university and ABCN’s inaugural South Australian scholar.   Nicole was one of 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students whose...

ABCN Term 2 Newsletter 2021

How a First Nations scholar is getting through COVID with help from her mentor; we launch our Regional, Rural and Remote programs project; and a GOALS alumna on how the program helped her follow her...

How Samara’s mentor helped her through COVID

Despite a rough start to the year, ABCN Foundation scholarship recipient Samara says she’s now finding her rhythm and feeling more confident than in previous years.   The Year 2 Accelerate scholar is in Year 12 and completing her Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).  Samara is one...

How GOALS helped this alumna follow her passion

Emily Winter was considering a creative career before her GOALS program, but wasn’t sure which direction to take. Look where the marketing executive is now.   In 2007, 15-year-old Bass High School student Emily Winter was selected for the GOALS program, an experience she says changed her view of herself. Now 28 and...

Regional, rural and remote project launched

‘It was great to hear about different jobs that are available in the world.’   So said one of the first students to participate in the official launch of ABCN programs designed to open regional students’ eyes to a world of opportunity. ...

Accelerate Scholar reveals best thing about her program

Julina Lim is an ABCN Accelerate scholar who graduated from Cabramatta High School last year with the top HSC state rank in economics and an ATAR of 99.95. We caught up with Julina to hear how her...

ABCN Term 1 Newsletter 2021

Hear from an ABCN Accelerate scholar, a GOALS alumna, a long-serving mentor and four school principals.
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