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Andrew Gee MP

Phil Donato MP

Melissa O’Brien

Bruce King

Julia Andrews

Reg Kidd

Dannielle Ford

Hamish Munro

Megan Rodd

Caddie Marshall


Bonnie Murphy

Charlotte Crome

Eliza Ward

Ellenor Crawford

Gianrico Wynn

Hayden Bliss

Narayani Pathak

Ryan Ellis

Sophia Bayada

Tyler Morris


The students and mentors gathered at Hive Orange to mark the end of the TEN4TEN Leadership Dialogue.


Together we celebrated with breakfast and marked the milestone with the presentation of certificates.


This was the second year the TEN4TEN program has been running in Orange, Blayney and Cabonne and we had another fantastic group of students and mentors.


The students have demonstrated patience, understanding and resilience as we navigated the challenges of the year and the impact this had on the program. They have been wonderful ambassadors of their school and community.


RDA Central West would also like to thank the mentors involved in the program this year for their time, commitment and contribution which was greatly valued by their mentees.


The future of the Central West is bright and in great hands!


TEN4TEN Mentor and Federal Member for Calare, the Hon. Andrew Gee MP was set to host the TEN4TEN students at Australian Parliament House in Canberra this year but unfortunately due to COVID-19, the trip wasn’t able to go ahead as planned.


The students did however, enjoy afternoon tea with the local member and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel at his Orange Electorate Office.


Minister Gee and the students discussed a range of topics, the world of politics, issues affecting regional communities and how COVID-19 has changed the way we work and study.


The students are wonderful ambassadors of their school and future young leaders!


The students participating in the TEN4TEN Leadership Dialogue had the opportunity to tour the Charles Sturt University Orange Campus and were joined by TEN4TEN Mentor, and Director of External Engagement (Bathurst and Orange), Julia Andrews.


The tour at Charles Sturt gave students first-hand insights into some of the University’s newest teaching facilities, including the Charles Sturt School of Rural Medicine, School of Dentistry and Medical Sciences, the School of Allied Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences, and concluded with a walk-through of the residential area.


It was the first time the students had the opportunity to visit a university campus, and it was made an even more exciting opportunity as they begin to consider further study options after high school.


The students recently attended an afternoon tea to hear from local government staff from Orange City Council, Cabonne Council and Blayney Shire Council.


The students learnt more about the professional journey’s and roles of Orange City Council Mayor Reg Kidd, CEO David Waddell and Manager of Corporate and Community Relations, Nick Redmond.  They also heard from Bradley Byrnes, General Manager of Cabonne Council and Megan Rodd, Manager of Tourism and Communications at Blayney Shire Council.


The students not only discovered more about the different aspects of local government, but were encouraged to keep an open mind and have a go as they enter their final years at school and consider life after Year 12.

TEN4TEN Launch and Dinner
Morning Tea with Hon. Bronnie Taylor MLC

The 2020 and 2021 TEN4TEN students recently met with Hon. Bronnie Taylor MLC, Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women as the program gets underway for a second year.


The morning tea, held during NSW Youth Week, was a fantastic chance for the students to learn about Minister Taylor’s career journey and what is happening in the Regional Youth portfolio.


Minister Taylor also heard from the students who took part in the program in 2020 and what they learnt, as well as the new students and what they hope to achieve over the course of the program.


The morning tea was the first event held as part of the 2021 TEN4TEN Leadership Dialogue, which received $4,000 in funding from the NSW Government to support the delivery of the program.


Minister Taylor wished this year’s participants the best of luck as they commenced the program, and encouraged all of the students to pursue something they love as they enter Year 11 and Year 12 and consider life after school.

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