Our Gold Coast Team

Sam Newman
Program Director, Gold Coast

Sam is no stranger to culture and diversity having left his leafy, suburban hometown in England as a small child to live in the fast-paced, multiethnic and international setting of Hong Kong.

Growing up as a “Third Culture Kid’ in a city where he sometimes felt he did not ‘fit in’ raised Sam’s awareness about the importance of inclusivity, tolerance and international mindedness.

Sam graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Education and describes educating as his vocation. He places an emphasis on connecting and building trusting, open and honest relationships with students through a holistic approach. Sam specialised in working with at-risk students and he was also responsible for developing and embedding an innovative student and staff well-being programme which covered K-12 in a school with over 1500 students. Sam combined his love for teaching with his addiction to fishing by founding Get Hooked Fishing Camp, with the intent of combining mindfulness with fishing whilst educating the next generation of Third Culture Kids around topics of sustainability, conservation and human impact all whilst developing each student’s understanding of their identity, self-confidence and stress management.

I am passionate about High Resolves because…

I know first-hand that finding your purpose and identity can be a complicated and constantly evolving process. The High Resolves program, addresses these processes, explores global issues, challenges perceptions, and informs and shapes crucial life skills guiding our next generation to be ambassadors of positive and impactful change.

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Our history

In 2019, we are setting up a permanent hub on the Gold Coast.

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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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