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Westpac is Australia’s first bank and oldest company. As part of Australia’s fabric, we‘re committed to helping today's students, our future generation, to handle tomorrow's challenges.

Helicopters School program

The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Schools Program is a fun and educational resource developed to teach primary school students about this iconic emergency service. It has been created by Westpac, in conjunction with the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Bases, Surf Life Saving Australia and an independent education agency for students, teachers and parents to provide information about the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service and the important emergency service they provide to communities all over Australia.

Teachers can review the resources and implement them in their classroom. Ideally they would show the video episodes in class and then perform the lesson plans which align to the content. Lesson plans are also designed to be used in a flexible manner in the classroom so teachers can adapt each activity to suit their students and their schools teaching format.


The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Schools Program app also offers children an opportunity to play and learn. There are two play-based learning games – 'Rescue Rangers' and 'Westpac Little Ripper' – as well as digital lessons to educate children about the iconic emergency rescue service.


Westpac Rescue Rashie

Since 1973, the Westpac Choppers have performed more than 80,000 missions nation-wide. Recently we launch our Westpac Rescue Rashie as part of #Safe4Summer. Now, anyone, anywhere can have the knowledge to conduct paediatric CPR. Go online to purchase your own Westpac Rescue Rashie - all proceeds from the sale of the Rashies will be donated to Take Heart Australia.


For more information visit Westpac Rescue Rashie


Westpac Bicentennial Foundation

Westpac Scholars will create a better future for all Australians.

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation will help achieve this by investing in and uniting outstanding people from all walks of life with ambition, ideas and drive to help Australia prosper and grow. Forever. We've centred our scholarships around three focus areas we believe are at the heart of Australia's future growth and prosperity, and central to our own focus as an organisation.


For more information visit Westpac's Bicentennial Foundation