Media Releases2020-12-01T10:43:34+11:00

Exceptional Leadership Skills Recognised with Principals Scholarship

The Public Education Foundation, Teachers Mutual Bank and the Harvard Club of Australia are honoured to announce the recipients of the 2021 Principals Scholarships. The three outstanding principals will undertake a professional education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education that is specifically designed to strengthen the skills of educational leaders. This year’s Principals Scholars are: • Teachers Mutual Bank Principals Scholarship - Damien Keel - Yarrawonga College P-12 - VIC • Harvard Club of Australia [...]

New Early Childhood Funding Welcome, but Budget Misses Opportunities for Education

The Public Education Foundation (PEF) welcomes a major new commitment to early childhood education and care (ECEC) in the 2021 Federal Budget, as well as additional commitments to TAFE. However, the Budget misses critical opportunities to level the playing field for public schools and reduces critical funding for universities while diverting funding to private training providers. Moreover, it does little to address the underlying poverty affecting over 1.5m children in Australia which puts them at an educational [...]

Teachers Health Early Career Scholarship Recipient Announced

The Public Education Foundation (PEF) is delighted to announce that Damien Nicholls of Mylor Primary School, South Australia, is this year’s recipient of the Public Education Foundation’s Teachers Health Early Career Scholarship. Damien teaches Year 4 and Year 5 students and covers all subjects from Literacy, Numeracy to Health and Social Sciences and PE. This scholarship supports public school teachers who are in the first three years of their teaching career, with Teachers Health providing $10,000 for [...]

Teachers Mutual Bank Victorian Mid-Career Scholarship Recipient Announced

The Public Education Foundation and Teachers Mutual Bank have today announced that Alanah Andrews, of Traralgon College is this year’s recipient of the Public Education Foundation’s Teachers Mutual Bank Victorian Mid-Career Scholarship. This scholarship supports public school teachers in Victoria who have been teaching for between five and fifteen years, with Teachers Mutual Bank providing $10,000 for professional development activities of the scholar’s choice. Alanah is in her seventh year of teaching after being accepted as an [...]

From Bomaderry High to Britain’s High Court: tales of public school success

Human rights barrister Jennifer Robinson has fought free speech cases on the international stage. She has acted for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, The New York Times and Bloomberg. She studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Her springboard to all this was Bomaderry High on the NSW South Coast. “I definitely would not be where I am today, and be a lawyer, were it not for public education,” she said. But she was a rarity [...]

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