Media Releases

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Harvard Scholars Announced

7 April 2017: The Public Education Foundation, Teachers Mutual Bank and the Harvard Club of Australia are excited to announce the 2017 Harvard Club of Australia Scholars.  The three outstanding principals from across Australia are off to the Harvard Graduate School of Education to undertake a professional education program. This year’s Harvard Scholars are: Brett Burgess, Principal at Bribie Island State High School, Queensland Jacqui O'Donnell, Principal at Rockingham Beach Primary School, Western Australia Melissa Proctor, Principal [...]

New Public Education Foundation website launched

16 March 2017: The Public Education Foundation team is excited to launch a new website today.  The revised website is designed to better support the Foundation’s work in providing life-changing scholarships to young people in public education and promoting the value and reputation of our public schools. With the increasing number and reach of our scholarship programs, we hope the new design will ensure that scholarship information is more easily accessible and it is more straightforward to [...]

Capital Chemist Supporting Canberra Public School Students

3 March 2017:  This evening, on behalf of Capital Chemist, ACT Education Minister Yvette Berry MLA awarded 31 of our public school students with scholarships for their commitment in the fields of academic excellence, citizenship and special talents and abilities. The Capital Chemist College scholarships are an investment in our young people and are designed to assist students with their further education expenses as they enter their final year of schooling. Over the past 14 years the [...]

February E-news

We hope you have settled well into the new school year.   Today we announce the launch of the Minister's and Secretary's Awards for Excellence. These awards provide opportunities for NSW Public Schools to celebrate their best and brightest, most innovative and dedicated.   There are six award categories: • Minister’s Award for Excellence in Student Achievement • Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching • Secretary’s Award for Excellent Service • Secretary’s Award for an Outstanding School Initiative [...]

PEF recognises Adrian Piccoli’s contribution to NSW public schools

30 January 2017 The Public Education Foundation acknowledges the enormous contribution made by Adrian Piccoli, the outgoing Minister for Education in NSW, to excellence and equity in NSW education. During his six years as Minister for Education, Mr Piccoli has championed education throughout the state.  He led the country in implementing the Gonski funding reforms that brought additional funding to disadvantaged schools, and implemented reforms to bolster teacher quality and improve literacy and numeracy standards. “Mr Piccoli [...]

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