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Building Great Australian Lives

The Public Education Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing life-changing scholarships to young people in public education and enhancing the value and reputation of public schools. We have launched a new campaign promoting the importance of our vibrant, inclusive and high-quality public schools to the community.

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Excellence and Service Recognised in Public Education across NSW

  WEDNESDAY 29 AUGUST  Ninety-one individuals and schools from across NSW have been acknowledged for their outstanding achievement and service to public education in today’s Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards. The awards recognise those who have made major contributions as role models to their peers, their schools and school communities, celebrating excellence within [...]

New Education Minister

Media Release: 27 August 2018 The Public Education Foundation welcomes the appointment of new Education Minister The Public Education Foundation (PEF) welcomes the appointment of The Hon. Dan Tehan MP as the new Commonwealth Minister for Education. The Foundation’s Executive Director, David Hetherington, congratulates Mr Tehan on his appointment and expresses PEF’s [...]

On UNICEF #WorldChildrensDay we're launching our end of year fundraising appeal. We need your help to raise $40,000 in 4 weeks to provide more #Scholarships to students experiencing social and economic disadvantage


It's #WorldChildrensDay today. This year, UNICEF is encouraging you to #GoBlue to show your support for a world where every child is in school, safe from harm and can fulfil their potential! https://t.co/o2XIJ212Kc

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Over the next few weeks we are running an end of year appeal. We hope to raise $40,000 in 4 weeks to give even more students every opportunity to succeed at school and beyond. We need your help to do this.

Your donation can help a student like Sara who, after fleeing war torn Syria, is now excelling at school in Australia.Scholarship assistance will mean that Sara won't have to work to support her family.


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The Public Education Foundation is supported by the NSW Department of Education in collaboration with schools, communities, philanthropic, individual and private sector supporters.

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