About us

The Living Ripples Model.

Living Ripples Ltd is a small team governed by an independent board that works with the school and our contracted partners. Living Ripples is also the name of the for-purpose charity organisation facilitating the Living Ripples Model.

Living Ripples Ltd receives registrations from schools interesting in participating in the Living Ripples process, helps facilitate funding where required and co-ordinates a National network of school and community partners and practitioners.

About us

Empowerment through open source learning.

To encourage a national network of Living Ripples schools, we support a community of practice. Online we call this our Living Ripples Pool under the Resources page.

The Living Ripples Pool brings together “how to guides” to support schools implement Living Ripples, partner profiles sharing stories of other Living Ripples schools, evidence sets and resources to encourage peer learning and collaboration.

Our material is open source encouraging others to view, modify, add and improve so that the collective strategies adopted in different schools and communities can be shared to benefit all young people.

About us

Funding and philanthropic impact.

Living Ripples Ltd is funded by The Phillips Foundation, a private ancillary fund established by Anthony and Liz Phillips in 2017.

The Phillips Foundation actively supports charitable organisations and projects around the world to deliver holistic education opportunities to remote or disadvantaged communities.

Who we are

Meet our board

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Norm Hart

Chair

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Liz Phillips

Director

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Anthony Phillips

Member

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Ben Clark

Public Officer & Secretary

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Norm Hart

Chair

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Liz Phillips

Director

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Anthony Phillips

Member

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Ben Clark

Public Officer & Secretary

Who we are

Meet the team

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Rebecca Illife

Community of Practice Convenor

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Scott Jennens

Process Management & Delivery

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Sally Prickett

Process Management & Delivery

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Andrew Smee

Process Management & Delivery

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Rebecca Illife

Community of Practice Convenor

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Scott Jennens

Process Management & Delivery

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Sally Prickett

Process Management & Delivery

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Andrew Smee

Process Management & Delivery

What’s new

Our recent resources

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Apr 02 2024

State of the Nation 2023

Resilient Youth State of the Nation Report 2023 is The Univeristy of Adelaide’s publication providing an annual measure of the wellbeing and resilience of Australian school students.

Teacher utilizing trauma-informed teaching while engaging with students during a robotics class.
Apr 02 2024

Berry Street Educational Model

BSEM is an approach to support all schools with practical, classroom-based strategies to increase the engagement of all students, including those with complex and unmet learning needs.

Group of indigenous Australian girls supported by the Stars Foundation, in traditional attire holding native artifacts and standing outdoors.
Apr 02 2024

Stars Foundation

Helping First Nations girls and young women achieve their full potential in all areas of their lives is what drives the programs and services of the Stars Foundation.

A girl speaks through a megaphone to a group of attentive schoolchildren outdoors during a social enterprise education event.
Apr 02 2024

Social Enterprise Schools

Social Enterprise Schools is a practical, student-led curriculum aligned experience that develops citizenship and enterprise capabilities. It brings students, teachers, staff, local entrepreneurs and the community together to make a positive social impact.

A group of young female basketball players in colorful uniforms, with minds focused on the game, smiling and walking together in a gymnasium.
Apr 02 2024

Deadly Minds Matter

Deadly Minds Matter is a school-based health, wellbeing and sport program of Shooting Stars and Glass Jar Australia. The program is delivered predominantly by Aboriginal women as role models and mentors for girls and young women.

A group of young athletes from the Clontarf Foundation smiling and running energetically on a sports field during a team practice.
Apr 02 2024

Clontarf Foundation

The Clontarf Foundation works within schools supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys and young men during their secondary years. The goal of the Foundation’s in-school Academies is for all First Nations boys and men to feel supported, capable and confident in all areas of their lives.

Eat Up
Apr 02 2024

Eat Up

Eat Up works to ensure that the one in five students who go to school without eating, are fed. Using a network of volunteers and donations from large and small food companies, Eat Up makes and delivers nutritious lunches to registered schools.

Dolly’s Dream
Apr 02 2024

Dolly’s Dream

Dolly’s Dream seeks to combat bullying, anxiety, depression and youth suicide.

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Jan 15 2024

Project Rockit

Project Rockit uses a strengths-based approach providing resources and in-school workshops to support students and staff address bullying behaviour.

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Jan 15 2024

Cool.org

Cool.org is a website with a wide range of curriculum aligned teaching and learning materials and professional development resources.

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Jan 15 2024

Practitioner Guide: Introduction

Introduces the individual practitioner guides as part of the Living Ripples community of practice online resources to support the implementation of Living Ripples.

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Jan 15 2024

The Root Cause

The Root Cause is a national children’s health transformation social enterprise. They provide a range of services including educational resources, in-school workshops through to online cooking classes, a podcast, books, menu plans, lunchbox ideas and recipes.

Who we work with

Our partners