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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.

  • Wagga Wagga high students

NSW Minister’s and Secretary’s Award Nominations Open

Schools are invited to nominate outstanding staff, students, parents and school initiatives that really make a difference to student outcomes. The NSW Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence, presented by the Public Education Foundation, is an annual celebration of the outstanding teachers, school leaders, support staff, students and parents in NSW public [...]

  • 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 [...]

The day the soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you stopped leading them. @mccallumtp reflections on leadership by Colin Powell @hgse Thanks to @PEFOZ @tmbankau

Tim McCallum, executive leader with the @NSWEducation and our @tmbankau #leadership #scholarship recipient at @Kennedy_School - inspiring new thinking and different approaches around the “endless” pursuit of excellence.@mccallumtp @mscott via @smh

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Tim McCallum, executive director of school performance for the NSW Department of Education was the recipient of our Teachers Mutual Bank Leadership scholarship last year at Harvard University.
“This course has also ensured that target-setting can be nuanced and strengthened to enhance student achievement and improve their wellbeing,” he says. “In the end, student betterment is all that counts.”
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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.