RDA Hunter is excited to continue its partnership with Port Waratah Coal Services with the delivery of Port Waratah Coal Services Portside Primary School Project to 10 primary schools in Newcastle.

The project aims to engage primary schools in Portside suburbs of Newcastle to promote the history, sustainability and growth of the Port through problem-based learning and hands-on STEM activities.

The project is delivered to students in Year 5 & 6 and through the STEM activities and learnings students will learn how this is put into practice at Port Waratah.

Participating schools in the project will:

  • Receive teacher resources, lesson plans and student workbooks created in reference to Port Waratah Coal Services;
  • A half-day incursion with RDA Hunter Consultant and Port Waratah Coal Services employee to deliver lesson content;
  • Participate in an excursion to Port Waratah Coal Services Kooragang site to see STEM in practice; and
  • Receive a LEGO Technic Bucket Wheel to complete.

RDA Hunter’s Skilled Workforce Manager, Rick Evans is excited to continue its partnership with Port Waratah Coal Services through the project.

“RDA Hunter is excited to work with Port Waratah Coal Services again with the delivery of the Portside Primary School Project after the successful completion of the project with Carrington & Stockton Public Schools in 2019. We’re looking forward to expanding the project to 10 Portside primary schools”, Mr Evans said.

Port Waratah Coal Services supports this initiative via the Community Investment and Partnership Program which delivers $750,000 to the local community each year.

RDA Hunter would like to thank Port Waratah Coal Services for supporting this initiative and we look forward to working with the 10 Portside primary schools.