Students learn best when supported by their family and their community. The community then gains through their presence, with a halo effect on better health, better socio-economic outcomes and better community spirit. We propose establishing high schools (Year 7 – 12) with their feeder schools as the nucleus of a community. Through a combination of community forums/ Hothouse scenarios and mapping existing and required resources and expertise, the community identifies its needs. A committed group would form a co-operative to investigate, initiate and take responsibility for long-term strategies for life long education/health and social welfare for their community. A roving ‘role model’ program to inspire students would facilitate getting community into schools and schools out into the community. Importantly, all schools, areas and tiers of government will be evaluated and held accountable.