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News and Media 2017-03-27T04:03:47+00:00

Rockingham Beach Primary School principal goes Ivy League

2 September 2017: Stefanie Balogh, The Australian --- It’s undoubtedly a long way from Perth’s suburban outskirts to the lecture halls of one of the world’s centres of learning excellence, Harvard. As many do, Rockingham Beach Primary School principal Jacqui O’Donnell had dreamed of one day setting foot on the Ivy League university’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In July, reality surpassed her daydreams when O’Donnell attended an intensive professional education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education [...]

Refugee friends look to futures in medical field after receiving scholarships

THEY’VE each fled war-torn countries, but three young refugee women are looking to the future and hoping to use scholarships to enter futures in the medical sphere. Friends Alaa Krayem, Hadeel Alnashy and Ramsina Oshana met at Bankstown Intensive English Centre and were three of 270 students awarded with the Public Education Foundation’s Friends of Zainab scholarship. The scholarship, worth $1000 over two years, is to help refugee students in public education. All three would like to study [...]

Doonside Technology High School student Achan Lual Majok awarded Scholarship

More school work would not be high on most teenager’s wish lists, but that’s exactly how Achan Lual Majok plans to spend a timely $1000 boost. The Doonside Technology High School student last week accepted the Public Education Foundation’s Friends of Zainab Scholarship, which is open to senior secondary and tertiary students from a refugee background. The scholarship was established in 2002 by Holroyd High School principal Dorothy Hoddinott, to help young refugee student Zainab Kaabi finish school and [...]

Students benefit from Public Education Foundation’s scholarships

26 May 2017: Fairfield students were among those to benefit from the almost 280 scholarships awarded at the Public Education Foundation’s annual awards night. Cabramatta, Prairiewood, Fairvale and Westfields Sports High Schools students received their scholarships at the Proudly Public! Celebrating Excellence in Public Schools’ gala event at the Sydney Town Hall earlier this month. The scholarships aim to help recipients reach their potential by enhancing their learning and professional pathways. Department of Education Secretary, Mark Scott said the annual [...]

Sarah Reeves receives NSW Public Education Scholarship

May 22, 2017: Sarah Reeves is ready to do her bit for gender equity after receiving a scholarship to help her pursue a career in trades or technology. The Year 11 Parkes High School student was awarded the Trades and Technology Opportunity Scholarship at the Proudly Public! Celebrating Excellence in Public Schools’ awards night at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday. Her scholarship encourages senior students to pursue a career in trades or technology. Department of Education secretary Mark Scott said [...]

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