Wirra Schools

Wirra Schools is a Remote School Attendance Strategy program run in Wiluna Remote Community School, aimed at improving school attendance in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children by working with families to ensure attendance and retention at school.

Wiluna based staff engage local community members and services to work together to overcome barriers to regular school attendance by facilitating rewards based visits from Wirrpanda Foundation mentors, sporting competitions, hosting community events and supporting families with daily responsibilities.

 Contact Stacey Petterson  staceyp@wf.org.au

Deadly Sista Girlz

The Deadly Sista Girlz Program aims to build proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls that thrive in the Third Space. It is delivered by strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander role models and mentors who offer a stable environment in which they can discuss current and personal issues they may be facing.

Each girl has the opportunity to be personally mentored throughout the program and also make positive social interactions with their fellow sistagirls in a fun and caring environment.

Deadly Sista Girlz focuses on:

  • Building Self-esteem and confidence
  • Building Pride in Aboriginal and TSI Identity
  • Having practical Cultural Contribution in the community
  • Having positive social interactions
  • Building relationships based on Mutual Respect
  • Encouraging Active Self-Development
  • Yarning about Sexual and Women’s Health; Drug and alcohol abuse; Road Safety;Healthy nutrition; Financial literacy; Healthy Relationships

The purpose of the Deadly Sista Girlz Program is to use our female role models to empower and enable young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls to make informed decisions about their personal health and wellbeing to lead a positive and healthy lifestyle.

We want to give more opportunity to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls to expand their thinking and become active members and leaders in their communities and create a brighter future for themselves, their families and the generations to come.

Please Note: Our Deadly Sista Girlz Programs are funded in specific school sites. If you would like to enquire about program costing, or starting up a new Deadly Sista Girlz site please contact us on 9242 6700.

 Contact Jade Thompson  jadet@wf.org.au


Onslow Family Support

The Onslow Family Support Program is aimed at Aboriginal families in Onslow and the Bindi Bindi community with the primary aim of improving school attendance. The program aims to build capacity in parents through the delivery of a vocationally recognised qualification in partnership with the Western Australian Training Academy.


 Contact Suzanne Wilson  suzannew@wf.org.au  0408 192 432