Our Melbourne Team

Annabel Rattigan
Program Leader, Melbourne

Annabel’s career has focused on designing and delivering participant-led programs for professionals and university students to build their cultural competency. Annabel has facilitated hundreds of group programs for culturally diverse groups and focuses on building trust and collaboration as a way to break down cultural differences and develop inclusive practices. Annabel remembers her own peak experience as a 14 year old travelling to Java in Indonesia. This transformative experience led to her passion for global issues and social justice. Since that experience, Annabel has spent time studying in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, living and working in Samoa in the South Pacific and volunteering in Timor-Leste. Annabel has a BA (Hons) in Gender and Asian Studies from the University of Melbourne as well as qualifications in Intercultural Communication from the University of British Columbia and Training and Assessment.

I am passionate about High Resolves because…
I love supporting young people to find their spark. High Resolves provides an opportunity for students to find their voice and to think critically about social justice issues and become agents of change.
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Our history

After four years of steady growth in New
South Wales, High Resolves launched in
Melbourne in 2009.

To date, we have empowered more than 58,000 young Victorians to act as purposeful global citizens, and to lead their communities, and the world, to a brighter future. High Resolves currently partners with over 40 government, independent, and Catholic schools across metropolitan Melbourne, and we are about to embark on a new journey into regional and rural Victoria.

Upcoming Events

Videos for Change 2019

High Resolve’s national Videos for Change challenge is a powerful opportunity for your students to create and be heard while leading social change. 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 $12,000!

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.


Our work

Case Study: Dandenong High School

Dandenong High School has been an important High Resolves partner for four years. We began working with Year 9 students back in 2015, and that initial program was so successful that we expanded into Year 8. For the past three years, we have consistently received funding from the Department of Premier and Cabinet for programs to empower Dandenong High School students to promote social cohesion, both offline and online. We have also worked with teachers at the school to help them better understand how to positively influence mindsets and attitudes of teenagers. Dandenong High School has reported that the High Resolves program has been invaluable. One student stated, “We feel more comfortable about helping others online because we are better educated about it now. We know what to do if something wrong is happening to us or other people. We also feel more confident in making the online world a better place.”



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