EPP’s Key roles:

  • Startup Gladstone Inc. – “The Link” (or the vision-maker/connector).
  • Ambrose State School – “The Incubator” (concepts are trialed).
  • Participating Schools (2019) – West SS, Central SS and Bororen SS plus further four (in 2020).
  • APLNG Conoco Phillips and BOQ – “The Strategic Partners”.

Key Elements of Success:

  1. Leadership (from the Principal).
  2. Visibility (sponsors acknowledgement through social media).
  3. Inclusiveness (all-students approach).
  4. Reporting (participation, capacity and socio-economic-educational outcomes)/fortnightly teleconferences.
  5. Partnerships (Industry, NFP and Schools).


  • Increased entrepreneurial and digital capacity building within the student population.
  • Improved feedback from Education Queensland’s auditors (2018 and 2019).
  • A more connected P&C cohort with school activities.
  • A locally made, ongoing capacity building and developmental Programme that could be tailored to each School’s specific needs.