The kind words we are getting about our program make it all worth while!

education that inspires change

Matthew Panayotopoulos

Director of Learning – St Euphemia College, Bankstown

Witnessing the students at St Euphemia College thrive with passion and grit through the Changemakers project has been a career highlight. Upschool empowers students to have a huge impact on a local and global scale. Our students have demonstrated a great depth of empathy to research, discover and understand the inequalities that exist in education in third world countries. They have used their voice and hand to reach out to businesses, peers and politicians to promote awareness and support for the library project. More importantly, they’ve learnt how to make a difference for problems they see and hear in the world around them. I have seen our future event planners and entrepreneurs in both the lemonade stands and the bake sales. I have seen our future storytellers, authors, and politicians in the persuasive letters, emails, and phone calls. I have seen our future graphic designers, marketing experts and artists in their creative and persuasive designs. I have seen our future accountants as they have solved our budgeting issues. I have seen our future educators in the leadership they’ve shown to spread awareness to their peers and inspire change. Thank you Richard and Gavin for showing us the global standard for education”


Dianne Lovat

Teacher – Lower Plenty Primary School

“In only three months of working in partnership with Upschool, I am feeling more inspired to teach than I ever have in 18 years of education.

I love that I can see the children engaged in their learning with excitement. Rather than feeling like I am teaching to the curriculum, I feel like I am guiding their learning and merely providing them with the tools to acquire knowledge based on their interests.

Funnily enough, I am learning things I never knew along with the children.

Most importantly, above all, I can feel a sense of respect building between the children and myself, and that alone is a very powerful and beautiful feeling”.

world class educational experiences

Daniel Frew

Principal – Lower Plenty Primary School

“It has been a privilege for our children to be a part of the initial Upschool program focussing on creating a Change-Making Community. Our students have been engaged from the outset, and we have seen a measurable improvement in not only their literacy skills but also in their empathy towards others and their understanding of how to connect to communities both locally and abroad. The resources that are provided are outstanding and have kept our students motivated towards their goals.”


Marisa Matthys

Principal – St Mary’s, Greensborough

“St Mary’s is extremely proud to support Upschool.

Our students are so engaged and tell us how much they love the learning. Students have been wanting to work on their projects even during their break times because this learning is meaningful and empowers them to make a difference in the world and in the lives of others. 

Parents have told us how excited their children are about Upschool.

The staff have commented on the engagement of the students and how it allows them to have ownership over their learning.

This type of learning aligns so beautifully with our school priority of Student Engagement and our goal to embed practices that provide students with authentic empowerment over their learning and wellbeing through agency, voice and leadership.
Thank you Upschool.”

Brianna Witte

Director of “THRIVE” – Haileybury College

At Haileybury, we are committed to working with providers who are at the forefront of their fields. The work that Gavin and Richard are providing is exactly that; tailor made curriculum that actively contributes to the betterment of our students. I fully believe that the Upschool program will enable our students to develop real-world, future-ready skills. I am excited for our continued partnership, and to have a chance to positively impact our global community.”

global impact

David Pelosi

Principal – Box Hill North Primary School

Upschool is the dream of every principal, teacher, parent and ultimately, student. The opportunity to be involved in the initial stages is not only exciting, it’s essential to the potential of reshaping education. Our community is already buzzing with the promise of shifting from engagement to empowerment, using the voice and agency of young minds with the support of our community and beyond to make a positive difference.”

Meghaa Ahuja

Principal, RISSE, The Xperiential School Nashik

“Upschool is a blessing for the schools striving to implement pedagogy in line with New Education Policy 2020. It helped us implement Project Based Learning in the classroom through the ‘Be The Change Project.’ It has some fantastic resources for teachers and students that have helped us in differentiation and developing student agency. The integrated projects inspires students to take action in real life and provide meaningful learning experiences. We are able to integrate their projects seamlessly into our curriculum by assigning them as a part of the portfolio. The platform is highly engaging and students look forward to participating in different activities through the platform.”


Kenneth Lowe, 39

Home-school Mom

“My daughter truly enjoyed the writing course. She loves writing stories but never got the chance to publish her work which would normally cost a lot of money.:) While here in Upschool, it’s completely free! And she’s very excited about her 1st book being published. It’s not just about writing a story but also helping charities which makes it really worth it.”

Gabriele Hogg

Principal – Murrabit Group School

“I am so grateful for the time and professional resources that the Upschool team have created, enabling our students to be immersed in purposeful learning opportunities through literacy, technology, arts and wellbeing curriculum. After my time teaching IB in China and integrating Inquiry learning in our little, rural school in Australia, the first Upschool offering, Writing A Narrative With A Purpose, just jumped out at me. My Grade 5/6 students were engaged from the beginning with this multimodal approach that built and unfolded every week. Students were thrilled they produced such beautiful books to share with the world while also raising funds to help others. It warmed my heart and filled me with pride, when one of our students’ books was chosen by Gavin to share in his teaching to 3000 Afghan girls, and also with the CEO of her chosen charity. A wonderful program I’d highly recommend to all other schools.”

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We are humbled by the support we get from all of the people that participate in our programs

This is exactly the direction we want to take our school in. The concept is incredible. We are so excited to be one of the first schools to join you.

Principal, Melbourne

This ticks every box we are looking for. Real-world learning, student voice, student agency, creative and critical thinking, skill development, global citizenship. Children doing good in the world. And it's free!!

Principal, Melbourne

This is brilliant. I wish this was available when I went to school.

Entrepreneur, Melbourne

Wow. This sounds like the future of education. I am going to make it my business to get you in front of the ministers for education, sustainability and technology so they can hear about this project. I love it.

Politician, Victoria