Our Maroochydore Team

Rachel Hinds
National Program Director, Australia

Rachel has worked in the education sector in both Australia and overseas since 2007. She has a strong commitment to empowering students to be the leaders of tomorrow and a belief that all young people can make a difference to their own lives. During her time as a classroom teacher, Rachel worked predominately with disengaged and at-risk students and was instrumental in designing and implementing an alternative education program for disengaged students in the UK. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Education from Griffith University.

I am passionate about High Resolves because…
I have seen first-hand the impact we have on young people. It is an awesome thing to experience when you see a young person feel empowered to step up and create the change they want to see in the world!

Abi Blessing
Program Director, Sunshine Coast

Abi is an innovative leader who believes that education is at the core of social equity and opportunity. She believes that every young person, regardless of their background, deserves a great education and real choices in life. With over 10 years international teaching and leadership experience as a secondary Science teacher across Australia, Africa and the United Kingdom, Abi is an avid Biologist dedicated to protecting and informing people about the fragile ecosystems that exist all around us. Abi was recently awarded the ‘Freedom of the City of London’ award for her work in education for the community, after designing and delivering a $4.3m secondary school programme in Bermondesy, London. She holds a dual degree in Science and Education from the University of Queensland and loves travelling and cooking fresh foods from her vegetable garden.

I am passionate about High Resolves because…

The only way to transform lives and our world is through education. I am driven by the opportunity to release the potential in young people and in the communities that I serve, by lighting transformational fires in those who we encounter through High Resolves. I strive to shape resourceful, resilient and well-rounded young people who can make valuable changes to our diverse society as global citizens.

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Our history

In 2019, we are setting up a permanent hub on the Sunshine 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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