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.

The Foundation works in collaboration with schools, communities, unions, business and government to help students achieve their full potential and support teaching and learning excellence in the public education system.


Public Education Foundation Scholars


Our life-changing  scholarships help students overcome barriers to achievement created by social and economic disadvantage. We also reward academic achievement in our public schools.

Public Education Foundation Scholars


There are many ways you can help the Public Education Foundation to assist young people in public education. Your support can change a student’s life and help them realise their full potential.

Public Education Foundation Our Stories

Success Stories

Learn more about our scholarship recipients: their diverse and unique stories and how the scholarship has changed their lives.

Public Education Foundation Blog and News

News and Events

Our media releases, news articles and resource links highlight the value of public education and contribute to education-related debates and discussions


Our media releases, news articles and resource links highlight the value of public education and contribute to education-related debates and discussions.

NSW Public Schools Celebrate Excellence and Innovation

Media release  6 September, 2023 NSW PUBLIC EDUCATION CELEBRATES EXCELLENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT An impressive 165 awards have been presented to NSW public school teachers, students, employees and parents at the 2023 NSW Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence. Last night’s awards at Sydney Town Hall celebrated the best [...]

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Capture the essence of global festivities in a card! Make this your holiday or class activity and discuss the many celebrations around the world! Let children's imaginations roam around the world!Visit: some celebration inspiration? Look no further than Chinese New Year!According to National Geographic, Chinese New Year is “a festival beyond compare. Technically it’s a week—determined by the lunar calendar but always late January to mid February—but for many, Chunjie (Spring Festival) is more like 40 days of celebrations. The travel involved has been called the largest annual human migration in the entire world. China holds 1.4 billion people (18.4 percent of the world’s total population, but who’s counting?) and every year, nearly three billion people fan across the country, returning to their hometowns.”Read more about New Year:, P&C Federation, Victorian Parents Council, South Australian Association of School Parent Communities and P&Cs Qld. ... See MoreSee Less
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An enormous congratulations to the NSW Teachers Federation presidential officers 2024/25:President elect, Henry RajendraDeputy President elect, Amber FlohmSenior Vice President elect, Natasha WattWe look forward to continuing working closely alongside you and the team. ... See MoreSee Less
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One to follow: "The Albanese Government will progress a National Skills Passport, in consultation with industry and governments, as part of our efforts to help workers promote their qualifications and businesses find more skilled workers."Media release: ... See MoreSee Less
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The Public Education Foundation is supported by a wide range of government, philanthropic, and private sector partners as well as individual donors. We thank them for their generosity.

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