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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.

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Our life-changing  scholarships help students overcome barriers to achievement created by social and economic disadvantage. We also reward academic achievement in our public schools.

Public Education Foundation Scholars


There are many ways you can help the Public Education Foundation to assist young people in public education. Your support can change a student’s life and help them realise their full potential.

Public Education Foundation Our Stories

Success Stories

Learn more about our scholarship recipients: their diverse and unique stories and how the scholarship has changed their lives.

Public Education Foundation Blog and News

News and Events

Our media releases, news articles and resource links highlight the value of public education and contribute to education-related debates and discussions


Scholarship gives Gungahlin College student the opportunity to study at AFTRS

Caitlin Johnstone, from Gungahlin College in the ACT, is a 2018 Capital Chemist Scholarship recipient. She used her scholarship funds to attend a short course on Introduction to Screenwriting at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS).  Read about why Caitlin felt the course was a very worthwhile, rewarding and valuable experience. [...]

School Principals are heading to the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Outstanding School Principals are heading to the Harvard Graduate School of Education Media Release:  5 April 2018 The Public Education Foundation, Teachers Mutual Bank and the Harvard Club of Australia are honoured to announce the recipients of the 2018 Principal's Scholarships.  The four outstanding principals will travel to the Harvard Graduate School [...]

In Sydney's East (arguably the area with the greatest # of elite private schools pp) we're fighting for MORE public high schools. @PEFOZ https://t.co/CKiXFiq1RN

Author of “Towards a New NAPLAN: Testing to the Teaching”, Dr Les Perelman, will give a public lecture on Friday, 4 May, 6pm, at the Teachers Federation Conference Centre, 37 Reservoir St, Surry Hills. Admission is free, but bookings are essential. Visit https://t.co/6UDuUKszmL

"Not once in my 20 years as a principal have I ever had a parent approach me to ask about my school’s NAPLAN results."

My interview with @ASPALeaders president Andrew Pierpoint, who explains why most Australian principals are ignoring MySchool data https://t.co/E6EkvThqoF

Capital Chemist @Pefoz Scholarship gives Gungahlin College student the opportunity to study at @AFTRS @gngc-news @ACTEducation @inspiringACT https://t.co/zWbZkK4tqp

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Fort Street High School

The talented students from Fort Street High School are in Eastern Europe, listen to the beautiful ... See more

A snap shot of our combined concert with the southern Moravian state choir - what beautiful sounds ... See more



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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