Ourschool is a not-for-profit alumni service helping former public school students connect with their old secondary schools. Why?
Because alumni can be inspirational, relatable role models for current students.
We help public secondary schools build their alumni networks to benefit students and strengthen their school communities.
Ourschool unlocks the power of alumni to inspire students about study and career pathways and to create new opportunities for students.
Building supportive alumni networks is a practical and meaningful way to help schools lift student aspirations, broaden student opportunities and enhance equality of opportunity in school education.
We’re creating systemic change in public school education thanks to partnerships with our pioneer supporters.
Public secondary school students are missing out on the benefits of an inspirational, supportive alumni community.
Every Australian public secondary school has a thriving alumni community whose members are easily able to give back to their old schools.
To help public secondary schools form and grow their alumni communities for the benefit of current students and their schools.
We are the only service in Australia devoted solely to helping public secondary schools build supportive alumni communities.
Students in our alumni career pathways sessions
alumni career pathway sessions held
We surveyed students, teachers and alumni about the impact of our program. Click on the button below to see the results of the independent evaluation report.
By Caroline Milburn, CEO and Co-founder of Ourschool This opinion article by Caroline Milburn, CEO and Co-founder of Ourschool, was published in The Age on 26 October. Spring is fundraising season for schools. But the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent switch to...