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

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 [...]

After fleeing Aleppo less than 4 years ago, Baraa is excelling at Holroyd High School

Good evening everyone, I’m Baraa Omar from Holroyd High School. I come from Syria, Aleppo. I have been here in Australia for four years with my family consisting of my parents and my 3 siblings. I came when I was 12 years old; I came from Syria due to war in 2013. I started learning English at the Intensive English Centre at Holroyd and then moved to high school directly to year 8 continuing my learning progress [...]

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