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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.

  • Awards Night


Proudly Public Annual Awards Night 2019 To award recipients, friends and supporters, Planning is well underway for this year's Proudly Public Annual Awards Night. It's always a great honour to host this event and celebrate excellence and achievement in our public schools. Date: Wednesday 15 May 2019 Time: 6.45pm - 9pm Where: Sydney [...]

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Giving students every opportunity 

End of Year Appeal 22 November 2018 At the end of each year our hardworking scholarship panels finalise the lists of students who will receive our life-changing scholarships in 2019.  It's a difficult and often heartbreaking process, as we have been overwhelmed by need and potential in our public schools. In December, just before the end [...]

Public school teachers want their schools fully funded! They are out on the ground this week, encouraging commuters to support public education when they vote in the state election. #FairFundingNow #StopTAFECuts

Only two weeks to go! EOIs for our latest Smart Giving round close on 1 April. Tag a teacher or school leader (in SA or Vic) who might be interested in this funding opp.

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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.