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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.

The Foundation is supported by the NSW Department of Education and works in collaboration with schools, communities, individuals, the private sector and government agencies to help students achieve their full potential and acknowledge teaching and learning excellence in the public education system.

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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.

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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.

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

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

After fleeing Aleppo less than 4 years ago, Baraa is excelling at Holroyd High School

Good evening everyone, I’m Baraa Omar from Holroyd High School. I come from Syria, Aleppo. I have been here in Australia for four years with my family consisting of my parents and my 3 siblings. I came when I was 12 years old; I came from Syria due to war in 2013. [...]

Kind-hearted Shakeilah is a class leader

22 May 2017: Shakeila Bartman might only be in her first years of school, but her leadership skills are all ready shining through. The Toomelah Public School student was named the winner of the inaugural Camburn Withers Scholarship at the Proudly Public! Celebrating Excellence in Public Schools’ awards night at Sydney Town Hall this [...]

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NSW Year 11 students, with #Gonski it's perfect time to write about “Why A Good Public Education System Matters" https://t.co/fVWYN0YecJ

Mark Scott @mscott, Secretary of DoE, outlines the role of education to prepare our students for the future https://t.co/cbgbY712Gh #NSWDoE

Chris Bonnor: Vale Bernie Shepherd - a beautiful tribute to a hero of public education https://t.co/O4Jl7CKMUI

‘Teachers are the lens through which students experience the subjects’ – Eddie Woo on keeping his students engaged https://t.co/8COL3h5A6W

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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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