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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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Celebrating Achievements in Public Education: 1000th Scholar Recognised

15 May 2019 This evening the Public Education Foundation (PEF) will celebrate the achievements of students, teachers and principals in public schools across Australia at the Annual Proudly Public Awards Ceremony at Sydney Town Hall. Since the inception of PEF’s scholarships program 10 years ago, over 1,000 students have been supported [...]

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Exceptional Leadership Skills Recognised with Harvard Principals Scholarship

The Public Education Foundation, Teachers Mutual Bank and the Harvard Club of Australia are honoured to announce the recipients of the 2019 Principals Scholarships. The three outstanding principals will travel to the Harvard Graduate School of Education to undertake a professional education program specifically designed to strengthen the skills of educational leaders. [...]

Joanne Jarvis, the director of the @NSWEducation's School Leadership Institute, will head to the Harvard @Kennedy_School later this year to explore modes of collaborative working, thanks to the @PEFOZ's Teachers Mutual Bank Emerging Leaders Scholarship.

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If you watch anything today, watch this - a most brilliant speech by Craig Foster at the #ProudlyPublic Awards this week.
"I believe in the right of all children to an outstanding free education - as an enabler & a leveller that reflects the fact that we are all equal"
NSW Teachers Federation
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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.