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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Rebecca Illife

Community of Practice Convenor

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Scott Jennens

Process Management & Delivery

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Sally Prickett

Process Management & Delivery

What’s new

Our recent resources

Jul 09 2024

Safeguarding rights of Aboriginal children in NSW

The Audit Office of NSW, a statutory authority reporting to the Auditor-General, has assessed the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) and five funded non-government organisations providing out of home care services in relation to effectively safeguarding the rights of Aboriginal children in the child protection system.

Jul 09 2024

Oversight of the Child Protection System NSW

The Audit Office of NSW, a statutory authority reporting to the Auditor-General, has recently released an Oversight of the Child Protection System, assessing the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) in planning, designing and overseeing the NSW child protection system.

Jul 09 2024

What Works Wellbeing

What Works Wellbeing has worked on wellbeing and related areas for ten years in the UK and gained a reputation as a leading authority in its field. Based in Manchester, a major city in northwest Britain with a rich industrial heritage, it has a population of over 550,000. What Works Welbeing has made the results of its programs freely accessible as a ‘public good’.

Jun 24 2024

Resilience In Our Teens (RIOT)

Regular surveys of the membership of the NSW Secondary Principal Council (NSWSPC) shows that management of students with mental health issues has a strong correlation with stress levels being experienced by students and staff. The build-up of anxious behaviour in students, and by extension with the adults in their lives, including parents and teachers, can be lessened. If teachers and parents...
Jun 24 2024

The Resilience Project

The Resilience Project (TRP) is a whole school wellbeing program that teaches resilience and positive mental health strategies. It provides evidence-based, practical strategies to build resilience in the classroom, staffroom, family home and wider community. The TRP year-long program has lessons tailored to each year level via a dedicated online teaching hub and individual student...
Jun 24 2024

Man Cave

The Man Cave’s Student Workshops are a series of three whole-day immersive experiences to encourage young men to explore the concept of masculinity, the social expectations of men and how to build healthy principles of masculinity for Stage 5 and 6 students.

Jun 24 2024

Delta Classroom Canines Program

In partnership with schools, Delta Classroom Canines Program (DCCP) is a program of Delta Therapy Dogs. It is aimed for those students of primary and high schools who would benefit from time spent with a Therapy Dog Team and highly trained therapy dog, applying best practical animal welfare design.

Jun 13 2024

Anxiety Project

A whole-school community approach developed by the New South Wales Primary Principals’ Association working with psychologist Michael Hawton, to address high levels of anxiety and to build resilience in a custom-built program for NSW primary school students.

Jun 13 2024

Bounce Back!

Bounce Back! is a series of resource books in a widely recognised program that supports teachers and schools to promote positive mental health, wellbeing and resilience for both teachers and learners and to build safe and supportive school learning environments for primary school students Foundation to Year 6.

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Jun 11 2024

ReWild Your School

ReWild Your School (RYS) is a practical curriculum-aligned nature-based education program designed for Stage 3 learners. The program connects and supports young people and facilitates purposeful and sustainable local habitat creation.

Jun 11 2024

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline (1800 551 800) is free (even from mobiles). It is a confidential 24/7 phone and online chat counselling service for kids, teens, young people and the adults who care for them. Professional counsellors take calls any time, for any reason. It is especially important in regional and remote communities where support from face-to-face professionals can be limited.

Jun 11 2024

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program

The Kitchen Garden Program (KGP) is an integrated, fun, hands-on learning program delivering pleasurable food education for over 20 years. In it, students learn to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh and delicious food, forming positive food habits for life.

Who we work with

Our partners