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Batchfire Resources backs local Redeemer Lutheran College

Batchfire Resources believes in supporting the local community, businesses and schools as we endeavour to assist sustainable prosperity for the Callide Valley region. 

We recently contributed $3,000 to help the Industrial Design and Technology Department purchase a manual treadle guillotine, the latest in a series of donations we have made since 2020. 

“Supporting local schools is important to us, because ultimately we want to help foster the talents of the local generation coming through,” said Batchfire Resources CEO, Allan Fidock.  

“As has been the experience in recent years, Redeemer Lutheran College students go on to work for us, or elsewhere within the resources sector, so we want to do our part in supporting them.” 

Redeemer Lutheran College Head of Curriculum (Secondary), Sarah Conway, says the contributions have gone a long way to support the students not only while at school but after graduating too. 

“Local support from Batchfire Resources has been instrumental in facilitating the acquisition of essential equipment, including a guillotine, for students pursuing their Certificate II in Engineering pathway,” Mrs Conway said. 

“The partnership between Redeemer and Batchfire Resources underscores the importance of collaboration between local education institutions and local industries and by aligning academic curricula with industry needs, we ensure that rural based students are adequately prepared for future employment opportunities.” 

Several recent graduates made their way into the Batchfire ranks recently as scholarship recipients, which Mrs Conway says is testament to the ongoing partnership. 

“In 2023, Batchfire Resources provided scholarships for recent graduates Austin Kombo and Matthew Wyatte, supporting them in their pursuit of Engineering Degrees,” Mrs Conway said. 

“This year Zoe Delroy was accepted into a Bachelor of Business with Honours at the University of Queensland and also benefits from a scholarship from Batchfire.  

“These achievements exemplify the transformative impact of rural partnerships on students’ academic and ultimately professional journeys.” 

After seeing the power of partnerships like this one at play, Mrs Conway has established the ‘Keeping it Real – Rurally’ initiative which aims to empower rural education through collaboration.  

“As we celebrate these milestones, we also recognise the need to further strengthen rural partnerships,” Mrs Conway said. 

“We believe that initiatives like ‘Keeping it Real – Rurally’ lay the foundation for a brighter future, where students from all backgrounds can access quality education and contribute meaningfully to their communities.” 

Batchfire also hosts and funds events, alongside the Queensland Mineral and Energy Academy (QMEA), to introduce Redeemer Lutheran College students to resources industry skills and knowledge.  

“It’s all about getting high school students thinking about and considering a career in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM),” said Mr Fidock. 

“The QMEA and Batchfire ‘Stem Unearthed’ events are loved by students, with learning-based activities like ‘finding coal is your goal’ and ‘perfect drink of water’ tasks.” 

“We will continue to empower high school students from within the Callide Valley into the future.” 

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