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Koorie alumni return to Warrnambool College

Ourschool organised an alumni session at Warrnambool College, inviting past students back to school to inspire Koorie students and others about study, careers and the lessons they’ve learned about how to be successful in the workplace.

Cody Chatfield, one of the alumni, was interviewed by the Warrnambool Standard newspaper.

Here’s an excerpt from the article: “You can come from the bottom and still come up,” Cody said. “In the Aboriginal community you’ve got inter-generational trauma and I think I have somehow managed to break it.

“I never would have thought I would have done a uni course. Each step I go I think ‘I can go bigger than that’.”

You can read the full newspaper article by clicking on this link: http://www.standard.net.au/story/5054958/inspiring-other-young-people-to-reach-their-potential/?cs=72

Launching our pilot 

Ourschool is the first service of its kind in Australia. The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald published a story on June 13 about Ourschool’s launch. The story featured one of our pilot schools, Sunshine College, and former student Dr  Vu Le, who wants to establish a scholarship for current students. Here’s the link to the article:

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/new-service-to-help-state-schools-build-valuable-networks-20170613-gwqaww.html