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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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Opening corporate doors for public school teenagers

Opening corporate doors for public school teenagers

Tracey and Peter at KPMG’s Melbourne office. Peter Raftopoulos, credit controller at KPMG Australia, is giving back to his community and inspiring young people by taking part in Ourschool. Peter, an alum of Springvale High School, which is now Keysborough College,...

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Ourschool’s Nobel prize-winning friend

Ourschool’s Nobel prize-winning friend

Excitement about Ourshool is growing, with more than 160 people attending an Ourschool friends’ event at PwC. Photo: Panel discussion at Ourschool Friends’ event at PwC, Melbourne The event was held to celebrate Ourschool’s achievements in our first 22 months of...

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Ourschool features in parliament

Thank you to Gary Maas for mentioning Ourschool in his maiden speech to the Victorian parliament. Video: Gary Maas maiden speech in parliament Gary is the new MP for Narre Warren South. He’s a Keysborough College alum (Springvale High) who’s been involved in our...

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Ourschool makes the news

Ourschool makes the news

A feature article about Ourschool’s work appeared in the Herald Sun newspaper on Saturday 1 December, 2018. If you’re a subscriber to the newspaper, you can read a digital copy of the article by clicking here:  How the old school tie is making its mark in...

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