The partnership will provide a car to the school, enabling students to get behind the wheel
and learn to drive.
Balga Senior High School deputy principal, Melissa Gillett, said the program would significantly enhance students’
employment opportunities and overall wellbeing.
“Through this initiative, students will receive four subsidised lessons with a qualified instructor, followed by 25
hours of supervised driving with volunteers, to make it possible for them to take their practical driving test," Ms Gillett
"We have a large number of students who can either not afford driving lessons, or do not know anyone who has had a licence
for long enough to supervise them during practice.
“Balga Senior High School is an Independent Public School and an Aboriginal Innovation School and the vast majority
of our students come from disadvantaged backgrounds... more