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Our Newcastle Team

Mary Michele Connellan
Program Leader, Newcastle

Mary has extensive experience in consulting, legal strategy and developing public policy. Mary is a Teaching Associate at Monash University and holds a Juris Doctor from Melbourne Law School. Mary published “A Gendered Lens for Genocide Prevention” with Palgrave McMillan and has worked in social justice and human rights for over a decade. While completing her Masters in the Philosophy of Citizenship and Ethics at the University of Barcelona, Mary developed improved teaching methods for English language programs in high schools in regional Spain.

I am passionate about High Resolves because…

I believe in the power of young people to facilitate positive global change.

Rachel Jackett
Program Leader, Newcastle

Rachel has been working with young people predominantly in the arts and education sector for the past ten years. She spent the majority of this time on the road touring as an actor with theatre in education company, Brainstorm Productions, delivering well-being programs to primary and secondary school students across Australia. Rachel recently spent 18 months back in her regional hometown, Port Macquarie, on the Mid North Coast of NSW as a School Outreach Officer for Charles Sturt University, inspiring students to follow their career goals and aspirations.

I am passionate about High Resolves because…

We get the privilege of helping to mould, and learn from, tomorrow’s leaders and changemakers who are working to create a world worth living in.

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In 2019, we are setting up a permanent hub covering North NSW.

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Videos for Change 2019

Give your students a platform to create and be heard!

Give your students the opportunity to lead social change and develop valuable global competencies through the High Resolves national Videos for Change challenge. Students from Years 7-12 are challenged to submit a one-minute video on a social issue they feel passionate about, with the chance to be featured on Network TEN’s The Project and win a share of prizes worth over $10,000!

Entries for this year’s competition have now closed, but voting for the People’s Choice Award opens on 14 October.

For more information and to register your interest, please click below.

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