To get an idea of how Ourschool will work, click on the short video below. It shows a similar alumni service in action in the UK, run by the education charity, Future First, one of our supporters.
A grassroots service for schools, by schools
Our organisation, the Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals (VASSP) will deliver the Ourschool service. We’re a grassroots organisation, trusted by our members – principals and assistant principals in more than 250 state secondary and P-12 schools in Victoria.
Ourschool is a subscription-based service, tailored to the needs of each school. We’ll work with school staff and volunteers to build each school’s alumni community, co-ordinate alumni involvement with the school and embed a sustainable alumni culture across the school.
80% of school students want study and career guidance from alumni*
Alumni can be invited back to their old school to share their experiences and insights about education and their jobs. They can provide work experience placements for current students or they may want to donate to a particular school project, make a bequest, set up a student or teacher scholarship or volunteer in other ways.
Ourschool will help schools reach out to their alumni to make it easier for this to happen.