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Surface lighthouse and gold school program

Showcasing Australia’s leading schools

Get rewarded for excellent education experiences and your students’ success

Join the program and you will be part of an exclusive cohort of Australian schools that are using Surface technology in innovative ways and displaying a truly future-focused commitment to teaching and learning.

Access to Microsoft

The strategic partnership between Microsoft provides the Lighthouse School community with exclusive access to the latest product news, updates and industry insights from around the world.

Microsoft experts are always on hand for support, whether its technical help needed, work experience, or a tour of Microsoft headquarters in Redmond. The Lighthouse Schools are provided with unrivalled access to the Microsoft global network.

Connect with global educators

To be the best in class, educators need visibility to best practise from around the world.

Leveraging the global Microsoft community of educators, Surface Lighthouse Schools have access to share, learn and network with teachers, IT, students and industry experts, to have a clear view of what’s happening in classrooms, and how to best position their own institution to drive better outcomes for all.

Exclusive access to training and professional development

Surface Lighthouse Schools have exclusive access to special in-school or at Microsoft events to deliver teacher support, student adoption and/or open day activities to help the school promote its ICT strategy.

Teachers also have access to the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership programming for Teaching.


Membership levels and full benefits

Surface Lighthouse School

Surface Lighthouse Schools are part of an exclusive cohort of Australian schools that are using Surface technology in innovative ways, and displaying a truly future-focused commitment to teaching and learning.

✔ Microsoft promoting your school as a global example of best practice 21st teaching & learning.
✔ Early disclosure and product roadmap information regarding the future Surface family of devices, so you can continue to stay ahead of the curve.
✔ An invitation to attend the Surface Lighthouse School Leadership excursion, hosted by Microsoft.
✔ Access to exclusive Surface Lighthouse School events, Microsoft programs and offers.
✔ Inclusion in quarterly calls with Microsoft product specialists, and marketing support for your school.
✔ Access to student-focused programs such as Study Skills and Love your Laptop, as well as parent engagement programs including Raising Screenagers.
✔ Access to Microsoft experts for teacher, student and parent activities such as career day or school open days.
✔ Lighthouse marketing materials to promote your elite award on your own channels.
✔ Access to our dedicated monthly education.
✔ e-newsletter, with the best of Microsoft’s teaching and learning resources, the latest Surface news, exclusive promotions and access to training and events.

Surface Gold School

The recognition of becoming a Surface Gold School reflects the schools outstanding level of excellence in digital teaching and learning and it also reflects the ongoing commitment to students and to the future of learning in Australia. Our Gold School program is the entry level tier before receiving the Lighthouse School status.

✔ Access to Microsoft experts for teacher, student and parent activities such as career day or school expo.
✔ Gold school marketing materials to promote your Gold status on your own channels.
✔ Access to our dedicated monthly education e-newsletter, with the best of Microsoft’s teaching and learning resources, the latest Surface news, exclusive promotions and access to training and events.
✔ A listing on the Microsoft Surface website as a leading Microsoft Surface Gold School.
✔ A custom profile story about your school, published on the Microsoft website as a global example of best practice.

Surface Lighthouse Schools for 2022

Microsoft Surface Lighthouse Schools come in all shapes and sizes, and each has made a commitment to educational transformation and to improve learning outcomes for students. Read all about the institutions Microsoft selected to hero as the 2021 Surface Lighthouse Schools and learn from leading educators about what is driving the successful 21st Century teaching and learning practices within their schools.

All Hallows' School (QLD)

Caroline Chisholm Catholic College (VIC)

Damascus College (VIC)

Donvale Christian College (VIC)

ELTHAM College (VIC)

Frankston High School (VIC)

Heathdale Christian College (VIC)

Oxley Christian College (VIC)

Peninsula Grammar (VIC)

Rosebank College (NSW)

St Catherine's School (NSW)

St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls (WA)

Tara Anglican School for Girls (NSW)

Toowoomba Grammar School (QLD)

Learn more about each Microsoft Surface Lighthouse School listed above.

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Surface Gold Schools for 2022

Setting a higher standard in digital learning and literacy.

Abbotsleigh (NSW)

Canterbury College (QLD)

Clonard College (VIC)

Great Southern Grammar (WA)

Loyola College (VIC)

Rehoboth Christian College (WA)

Scotch Oakburn College (TAS)

Wesley College (VIC)

Learn more about each Microsoft Surface Gold School listed above.

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