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Welcome to Upschool.co, Victorian Government!

We wanted you to know there is a new, Melbourne grown start-up that is empowering children in Victorian schools (and a further 148 countries) to solve real world problems that have impact.

Vic Gov, our mission is to provide FREE, purposeful education for the children of Victoria, and the world, forever. We would love to share our story of how we are empowering schools in Victoria to have a positive impact on the world.


“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 and rather than me 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”.

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Pictured: Students from St John the Baptist Primary School, Ferntree Gully (an Upschool school)

How Can Upschool Enhance the Education System in Victoria?

Read the steps below to learn how Upschool can support teachers, parents and students to reach their full potential.

Schoolboys and girls laughing at digital tablet in classroom at primary school

Improved Academic Outcomes

A unique educational philosophy that drives critical academic outcomes whilst supporting change-making actions. 

A key component of education is to ensure the realisation of student academic excellence alongside the development of other critical skills. Upschool’s courses and resources seek to develop students academically, whilst providing them with opportunities to utilise this knowledge to have a real-world impact in their communities. The combination of academic and non-academic outcomes, underpinned by participation in a digital learning environment that uses state-of-the-art technology to deliver effective learning, helps to support students’ digital literacy skills, making them ready to engage in the jobs of today and to participate in the workforce of the future.

Differentiated Curriculum Provided

100% FREE learning resources, lesson plans and content for students of all ages and abilities.

Upschool provides teachers, parents and students with pre-recorded courses, resources and planning documents required to deliver world-class education, at no charge. By making our library of content free and accessible to all, improved educational standards and outcomes are just a click away via Upschool’s website for everyone to enjoy and benefit from.

Highly Engaging Content Delivered from the World's Most Remote Locations

Quality cross-curricular education filmed from every corner of the world, FREE for everyone.

Much has been made of the decline in educational standards across the globe, as students, teachers and parents disengage from learning and academic standards slip. Upschool addresses this by creating courses that are highly engaging and tailored to the unique preferences and interests of students, whilst invigorating teachers and engaging parents in the learning process, resulting in an improvement in both academic and non-academic outcomes.

Embedded Teacher Training to Increase Teacher Efficacy

Courses that incorporate teacher training in content delivery that increases teacher efficacy and engagement.

Every Upschool course has accompanying materials and video resources for teachers to watch and orientate themselves on both the content being explored and the method of delivery. As such, teachers that participate in Upschool’s courses develop essential teaching skills to enhance their effectiveness in the classroom, resulting in highly engaged teachers delivering content to their students whilst demonstrating the engagement necessary for optimum classroom performance and efficacy.

Global Citizenship/Outreach Opportunities

Learning content that provides opportunities for students to create positive impacts everywhere.

All of Upschool’s courses provide learning opportunities and actionable outcomes that support global citizenship and outreach that benefits all living creatures and the health of the environment across the world. Students develop an awareness of, and take an interest in, global matters, and design solutions to address these, whilst supporting local initiatives to positively impact the community in which they live. 

Leadership Opportunities for all Students

Supporting the leaders of the future through a real-world education that makes a difference.

It’s important that the youth of today “aim big”. Through exploring the leadership opportunities available in Upschool’s courses and content, students use their education to create real-world solutions on a micro and macro level, resulting in more engaged citizens who are creating local and global impacts.

Teacher listening schoolgirl in classroom, science lesson.

Community Engagement Opportunities for all Stakeholders

Bridging the gap between schools and homes to create engaged families and communities.

By adopting Upschool’s courses across the Victorian education system, this consistency lays the foundation of open dialogue around shared objectives, collaboration and joint progression of standards throughout Victorian schools, government and the system at large. Here, schools and communities lead and work together to learn, create meaningful change, and adopt positive behaviours that best serve the interests of each community and the State. This results in highly engaged communities that interact with the home, school and each other to best support the educational journey of children whilst deepening relationships, sharing the benefits that Upschool’s free education provides.

SDG Aligned Content

Making the UN’s sustainable development goals a reality.

All of Upschool’s courses, content and resources are aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), meaning that both the learning and the outcomes achieved by interacting with Upschool’s lessons and work tasks result in addressing one or multiple SDGs, creating fairer and more equal societies, and a safer and more prosperous planet.


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”

The Upschool Model

At Upschool, we believe that in order to deliver a fully integrated educational pedagogy, the whole community must play a part in the journey that we call purposeful education. Our model below explains how we include every stakeholder within the community, to further enhance the educational potential of every child.

Upschool Courses

Course: Build a Library. Change the World.
Our 10-week program includes every resource required “out of the box” to take children on a journey to building a real library for a community in need somewhere in the world.
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Course: Write a Book to Change the World.
Throughout this 10-week course, we will take students on a journey to become published authors. Students will then use their book to change the world for the better.
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Course: Be the Change.
This course takes students on a journey to work collaboratively to create change within their local communities, with an aim to complete 170 actions that are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Course: It Starts With You.
Shot live from THE ARCTIC CIRCLE, students will discover the connection between people and the planet and the impact that local choices have on a global scale. They will then work to influence their community to make meaningful changes to help build a better world for all.
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Course: The Good News.
‘The Good News’ is a student led initiative that promotes the sharing of positive, inspiring and educational messages with communities.

Upschool Content Roadmap

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Pictured: Students from St Paul’s Primary School, Monbulk (an Upschool 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 and also raise 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 share with the CEO of her chosen charity.

A wonderful program I’d highly recommend to all other schools.


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.


“It has been a privilege for our children to be a part of 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 community both locally and abroad. 

The resources that provided are outstanding and have kept our students motivated towards their goal”

School Success Stories

By a bustling expressway in the middle of India stands a school that swelters in the hot sun. The students, who are presently undertaking Upschool’s online course, “Be the Change”, were inspired to take possession of an unused, barren plot of land and are in the process of transforming it into a flourishing forest to provide shade, improved air and soil quality, and to house local wildlife. We visited their school with our film crew to learn more about it.

Billanook Primary School Students are Changing the World

The students at Billanook Primary School in Montrose are changing the world! With the support of their teachers (especially the amazing Ms Emma Woodhams), they are undertaking Upschool’s “Build a Library, Change the World” course. They are well on their way to raising the $10,000 required to get the library for

And so, it's over to you, Vic Gov!

We would be so excited to share our story.

Thank you for getting this far and reading about our vision for how we can have a positive impact on Victorian Schools.

Kind Regards,
Richard, Gavin & Jake

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