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State school alumni programs boost teacher morale, skills

State school alumni programs boost teacher morale, skills

Alumni programs at public high schools in Australia have a positive impact on teacher attitudes, skills, and capacities, according to an international survey of educators. The study surveyed educators in Australia, Kenya, Pakistan, and the UK whose schools are...

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Opening doors with Ourschool

Opening doors with Ourschool

Sienna, a Year 10 student, wasn’t looking forward to work experience. Then she found the perfect fit when the alumni program at her school discovered an alum willing to offer her a placement.

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Ourschool grows in 2021

Ourschool grows in 2021

Click on the image above to view Ourschool's 2021 Annual Report. Ourschool has released its Annual Report for 2021. The Annual Report shows evidence of Ourschool's impact and progress in our second year as an independent education charity. Our program continued to...

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Parents, the unexpected fans of alumni programs

Parents, the unexpected fans of alumni programs

In a Q&A series with people involved in the Ourschool program, Caroline Milburn, Ourschool’s CEO and co-founder, talks to: Western Heights College principal Fiona Taylor Fiona Taylor, principal of Western Heights College in Geelong The alumni program at Western...

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Ourschool makes the news in Ballarat

Ourschool makes the news in Ballarat

Ballarat High School is offering former students the opportunity to reconnect with their alma mater, and make a contribution. A participant of the not-for-profit Ourschool program, BHS is in the process of creating an alumni network of former students who will be...

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Jumping in at 14, making a start

Jumping in at 14, making a start

In a Q&A series with people involved in the Ourschool program, Caroline Milburn, Ourschool’s CEO and co-founder, talks to: James Dunstan, CEO of KS Environmental, a leading waste and recycling firm KS Environmental in Dingley, in Melbourne’s outer south-east, was...

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Ourschool says thank you

Ourschool says thank you

Despite the most disrupted school year in living memory, our impact data reveals strong results from the 18 schools we partnered with in 2020. We held more than 230 career pathways sessions for students involving relatable, inspiring alumni in both remote and...

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University vice-chancellor and siblings give back

University vice-chancellor and siblings give back

The Vice-Chancellor of Western Sydney University and his siblings have established a scholarship at Newcomb Secondary College aimed at encouraging the next generation of students to chase their dreams. Left photo: The Glover siblings, Gerry, Lynn and Barney. Right...

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Raising public school funds

Raising public school funds

An interview with Ourschool’s CEO, Caroline Milburn, was recently broadcast on Henry Grossek’s news program on Casey Radio - 97.7FM and on the Viewpoints Podcast. Caroline spoke about why public schools need to catch up in the fundraising stakes by connecting with...

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Public schools give lessons in life

Public schools give lessons in life

In a Q&A series with people involved in the Ourschool program, Caroline Milburn, Ourschool’s CEO and co-founder, talks to: Ellen Koshland, education reformer and philanthropist Ellen Koshland was the first education philanthropist to back the idea of Ourschool. In...

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From Springvale High School to partner at a global law firm

From Springvale High School to partner at a global law firm

In the first of a Q&A series with people involved in the Ourschool program, Caroline Milburn, Ourschool’s CEO and co-founder, talks to: Geoff Mann, lawyer and partner at Ashurst Geoff is a graduate of Springvale High School, which merged to become Keysborough...

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Ourschool grows amid hardship

Ourschool grows amid hardship

Maryborough Education Centre is the latest school to join the Ourschool alumni program. Photo: Caroline Milburn, Ourschool CEO and co-founder, met with MEC principal David Sutton last year to discuss how Ourschool could help MEC establish an alumni program. David...

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Ourschool’s response to COVID-19

Caroline Milburn, Ourschool’s CEO, has released the following statement about Ourschool’s response to the coronavirus outbreak:  “These are hard times for schools. More than ever it’s important for students and teachers to feel they belong to a supportive...

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Global recognition for Ourschool

Global recognition for Ourschool

An article about Ourschool was featured recently in a publication by inHive, an international organisation working with partners worldwide to strengthen young people’s access to strong networks and relatable role models. Here is the article: Australia’s first...

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Ourschool links industry with schools at Peter Mac

Ourschool links industry with schools at Peter Mac

More than 120 public high school students from regional and Melbourne schools involved in the Ourschool program have gained an insider’s view of what it takes to get a job at one of Australia’s leading cancer research hospitals. The career pathways session at Peter...

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