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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.

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Excellence and Service Recognised in Public Education across NSW

  WEDNESDAY 29 AUGUST  Ninety-one individuals and schools from across NSW have been acknowledged for their outstanding achievement and service to public education in today’s Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards. The awards recognise those who have made major contributions as role models to their peers, their schools and school communities, celebrating excellence within [...]

New Education Minister

Media Release: 27 August 2018 The Public Education Foundation welcomes the appointment of new Education Minister The Public Education Foundation (PEF) welcomes the appointment of The Hon. Dan Tehan MP as the new Commonwealth Minister for Education. The Foundation’s Executive Director, David Hetherington, congratulates Mr Tehan on his appointment and expresses PEF’s [...]

Big emotional final week for Year 12s around the State. Thanks to teachers, parents and all who have supported throughout this final, momentous year at school. Have fun - go well!

My AM story today: ‘Spending on students in the poorest schools lags $9000 behind for each child in a public school than in Catholic schools’:
according to new figures obtained under FOI by the ⁦@AEUfederal⁩ https://t.co/zWYpQ0xTxq

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Jessica is one of this year's recipients of the PEF-GO Foundation Scholarship. Over the years her schooling has been disrupted but she credits her teachers at Springwood High getting her back on track. Jessica now loves schools and is studying harder than ever before.
We have a number of scholarships for Indigenous students. For more information and to apply: publiceducationfoundation.org.au/scholarships/students-scholarships/
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