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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.

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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

  • Sascha Colley, First State Super Teachers Scholarship

Ainslie School Teacher Wins First State Super Scholarship

MEDIA RELEASE 22 May 2018 First State Super Teachers Scholarship Recipient Announced The Public Education Foundation is delighted to announce that Sascha Colley from Ainslie School in the ACT is the recipient of the inaugural Public Education Foundation’s First State Super Teachers Scholarship. She received her award at the Public Education Foundation’s [...]

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We are hiring!

We are hiring!  PEF seeks an experienced fundraising professional to join our team in Sydney.  This position has been newly established to develop and implement a strategy to strengthen and expand our existing funding base. The position will be crucial to identifying new opportunities for funding, develop effective funding strategies and build strong and [...]

Secular, co-ed public school are in high demand as Sydney parents turn their backs on boys' schools @CLOSEast #aussieED #publiceducation https://t.co/lFtyeaD9XP via @smh

Today I stood in front of 160 principals from around the world to talk about school culture. I explained how we use these suits to promote a sense of fun in our school. It was great to share our story. #BlueHaven @PEFOZ @HarvardClubAust @tmbankau


Proud to honour @Malala on her 21st bday & work of @MalalaFund, which reports: “If every girl worldwide received 12 years of free, safe, quality education, lifetime earnings for women could increase by $15 trillion to $30 trillion globally." https://t.co/xB9fs8eAl7 https://t.co/cIPW0pgLZ7

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Linda Le, maths teacher extraordinaire at Elderslie High School, has received the inaugural Public Education Foundation Ltd Teachers Health Early Career Scholarship for new teachers who show exceptional dedication and promise. She's headed to Japan this month to undertake a STEM Teacher Professional Development Course, with further plans to travel to Finland to find out more about that country’s celebrated education system.
Well done Linda, we are proud of your achievements!
NSW Department of Education
The Sydney Morning Herald
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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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