Shell Questacon Science Circus

Exciting students, families and teachers about the possibilities science can offer

2018 Highlights

  • 33 years of partnership taking science to kids across Australia
  • 98% of teachers said the program had increased students’ understanding of science
  • 94% of teachers said the program had helped them develop hands-on science lessons
Questacon and Wandoan Show

"Engaging and interactive. Accessible science discoveries for kids to develop a passion for science"

2018 participant

Future Makers

Improving regional students’ participation in science and maths subjects, through teacher development, fun learning materials and festivals in regional communities

2018 Highlights

  • More than 8,000 regional Queenslanders engaged in science activities
  • 77% of students demonstrated an increased interest in maths and science
  • 91% of teachers had a better understanding and confidence in teaching science
Students looking through Microscope

"We felt the visit was invaluable, relevant and worthwhile for our students. We would encourage all others to get involved and take advantage of this great initiative"

Melissa McBride
Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School, Gladstone

Robotic Futures

Driving student and teacher interest in science through learning in robotics automation

2018 Highlights

  • Taking robotics to 330 students across eight schools in Gladstone
  • 72% of students had increased interest in science and maths
  • 100% of 13 teacher participants reported increased confidence teaching science subjects
Robotic Futures

"Our students learned more in one hour than most people do in five, so it was fantastic to watch"

Brad Eggmolesse
Toolooa State High School


Working with high school students and teachers to develop science skills by finding solutions to real-world challenges

2018 Highlights

  • Delivered problem-solving workshops to 233 students and 10 teachers across five schools in Western Australia
  • 69% of students have an increased desire to engage in science and maths education
  • 80% of students and teachers feel more confident engaging in real world issues
NXplorers Education Program

"It has been a valuable experience for our students to look at the world around them and understand the issues we face"

NXplorers teacher

Health e-Regions

Improving the education outcomes of regional students by providing online access to specialist health care without the need to travel long distances

2018 Highlights

  • 116 students received access to allied and specialist health services through video conferencing
  • 980 telehealth consults delivered
  • 50% increase in the number of kids accessing Health-e-Regions

"I have witnessed a growth in the students’ positive attitude to their learning areas. Parent engagement in the program has been amazing"

Mary Porter
Principal of St Joseph’s Primary School, Tara

Wirrpanda P242

Connecting Aboriginal Australians with job opportunities through work-ready mentoring, training and job placement

2018 Highlights

  • 173 Aboriginal Australians placed in jobs
  • 80% of people placed through the program retained jobs for more than 12 months

"I used to be a criminal, institutionalised. Wirrpanda helped me get a job, now I’ve actually got it, I’m doing good and I’m showing people that anybody can change"

Reece Yarran
program participant

Bardi Jawi Oorany Rangers

Empowering Traditional Owner women from the Kimberley to have a voice in their community. Providing pathways to sustainable employment for local rangers

2018 Highlights

  • Five Bardi Jawi women employed on country
  • 50 young Aboriginal school students connected with rangers and ranger activities
  • 25 Traditional Owners engaged to transfer cultural ecological knowledge to rangers and youth
Oorany Rangers

"If it wasn’t for Shell Prelude and partners, I wouldn’t have this amazing job that allows me to work on my country"

Karen Morgan
Bardi Jawy Oorany Ranger

Emerging Exporters

Increasing access to new Australian and international markets for Western Downs agribusinesses

2018 Highlights

  • Nine businesses supported on their export journey
  • Four businesses introduced to major domestic hospitality chains
  • International trade mission planned for 2019
Elliott Agriculture

"The Emerging Exporters program has given me an excellent first step on the export discovery journey and given me the platform to build a sustainable small, niche export business"

Shane Elliott
Elliott Premium Beef

Business Navigator

Helping new and growing businesses in the Western Downs to commercialise innovative ideas

2018 Highlights

  • Provided 372 mentoring sessions to 45 businesses across 20 industries
  • 60% of participants are starting up new business ideas
  • 60% of participants are female business leaders
Business Navigators

"It will bring new opportunities – new employment opportunities, new tourism opportunities to the area – it’s really exciting"

Naomi Gearon
Business Navigator participant

Prelude to the Future

Addressing critical skills shortages in the Northern Territory through targeted training and industry engagement

2018 Highlights

  • Provided 20 apprenticeships in warehousing and logistics
  • The program boasts a one-year retention rate of more than 75%
Prelude to the Future

"It’s where the future is in gas and mining. It’s always going to have employment opportunities"

Shannah Mudge
Prelude To The Future participant


Helping students from the Gladstone region get the qualifications and experience needed to access new careers

2018 Highlights

  • 190 students getting real-world qualifications
  • More than 1,000 work experience placements
  • 45 Indigenous students getting job ready through PREQIP

"Being part of the PREQIP program let me see industries first hand, learn how to make a resume and practice interview skills"

Xavier Yarrow
PREQIP participant

Shell’s QGC Communities Fund

Investment in direct response to local needs

  • Since 2015, Shell’s QGC Communities Fund has invested more than $2.1 million across 83 community projects 
Greg Zillman Wandoan

"This fund allows community groups to accelerate what they are doing in the community. The projects that have been delivered have had a real impact in smaller communities and allowed great things to happen"

Greg Zillman
Wandoan State School P&C President

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