Media Releases

Media Releases 2017-08-15T01:55:52+00:00

An ambitious vision for Public Education

The Educator, 22 November 2017: By Brett Henebery Murat Dizdar is the deputy secretary of operations and performance at the NSW Department of Education, making him the person responsible for operational and service delivery in NSW public schools. And it’s a monumental task. With 2,177 government schools, NSW has the largest public education sector in Australia and is expected to grow even more as the system prepares to accommodate an extra 164,000 students by 2031. In June, Dizdar [...]

Awards Celebrate Excellence in Public Education

  Education Minister Rob Stokes today honoured the most outstanding students, teachers and parents across NSW public schools in the Minister’s Awards for Excellence for 2017. Mr Stokes said the awards highlight the tremendous contribution that students, teachers, principals, parents and school communities make to public education. “Congratulations to all award winners who have worked hard to contribute positively to the educational fabric of their school communities.” Mr Stokes said. The Minister also used the ceremony to thank not just [...]

GO Foundation Indigenous Scholarship Launched

MEDIA RELEASE 30 August 2017:  The GO Foundation Public Education Scholarships: Empowering Indigenous Students The Public Education Foundation (PEF) is excited to announce the launch of the new GO Foundation Scholarships for Indigenous students in NSW public schools. The GO Foundation seeks to empower Indigenous youth through education. Founded by Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin in 2009, the GO Foundation continues to expand its Indigenous Scholarship Program to address specific areas of need. In 2018, four GO [...]

Essay competition winner celebrates diversity in public schools

1 August 2017: Essay competition winner celebrates diversity in public schools It is our pleasure to announce that Dymtro Kucheryavyy is the winner of the 2017 Public Education Foundation’s Essay Competition. Dymtro is a year 11 student at Lucas Heights Community School. The judging panel, which comprised of members of the Retired Teachers Association, noted that Dymtro put forward a compelling case for public education. “Public education is a widely diverse community because anyone is accepted into [...]

2018 Student Scholarships NOW OPEN

20 July, 2017: Welcome to Term 3 for 2017! For us, it is a particularly exciting time of year as we are delighted to launch our main round of scholarships for 2018 which are now open.  I encourage you to visit the scholarships page and read about the many opportunities available this year for public school students right from Year 1 through to transitioning to tertiary study. The scholarships that are currently open for 2018 support students with [...]

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