We believe every state secondary school deserves a strong, sustainable alumni community whose members are easily able to give back to their old schools.
Alumni can provide career guidance and work experience opportunities for current students, establish scholarships and bequests, or volunteer in lots of other ways.
Ourschool is working with state secondary schools to help these things happen by growing the school’s alumni community and co-ordinating the involvement of alumni in each member school.
Ourschool is a not-for-profit alumni program for state secondary schools, the first of its kind in Australia. Our organisation, Ourschool Ltd, is a not-for-profit public company that operates and delivers the Ourschool service to schools. Ourschool is registered with ASIC and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission.
Our company was established in 2019 after the Ourschool program was created and road-tested in a two-and-a-half year pilot auspiced by the Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals (VASSP). VASSP is the peak professional body that represents school principals and assistant principals in more than 270 state secondary schools in Victoria.
We maintain a close relationship with VASSP because of its pivotal and visionary role in Ourschool’s first years.
Ourschool is governed by a volunteer board of directors.
We are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. We have a Child Safety Policy that governs the conduct of our staff and our organisation.
Ourschool is also committed to protecting the privacy of the people we work with. We support and are bound by the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988. Our Privacy Policies contain information about how we collect and handle personal information.
Ourschool is funded from modest annual subscription fees from participating schools, and funding from government and philanthropy. We’re not affiliated with any political or religious organisations.