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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 [...]

“RISE” Program Launched

Youth Talent Program Supported by Eric and Wendy Schmidt Seeks Extraordinary 15-17-Year-Olds Committed to Tackling World’s Most Pressing Issues Schmidt Futures and Rhodes Trust, supported by Australia’s Public Education Foundation, launch Global “Rise” Program to find the Next Generation of Leaders and Support them for Life. Schmidt Futures, in partnership with The Rhodes Trust, announced the opening of applications for Rise, a new global talent program to find outstanding young people who need opportunity, and support [...]

2021 Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence

Annual awards honour local teachers and studentsStudents, teachers, and parents have been acknowledged for their exceptional achievement and contribution to public education as part of the 2021 NSW Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence.Also showcased among the 105 Awards are schools that have developed innovative programs focused on student wellbeing, improving school results or changing the way education is delivered within the government system.NSW Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell said the 2021 awards highlighted the excellence underpinning the NSW public school system even as schools, [...]

2020 Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence

Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in public education Outstanding student achievement and inspiring public education staff and parents have been recognised in the 2020 NSW Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence. The awards to more than 130 individuals and schools showcase NSW public school students, staff and parents who have made major contributions to their education communities and serve as role models to their peers. They also acknowledge schools that have embraced innovative programs to improve student wellbeing [...]

2019 Awards celebrate excellence in public education

Outstanding student achievement and inspiring public education staff will be acknowledged today when over 110 individuals and schools are honoured at the 2019 NSW Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence. The annual awards showcase NSW public school students, teachers, staff and parents who have made major contributions to their school communities and serve as role models to their peers. They also acknowledge schools that have embraced innovative programs to turn around school results and are changing [...]

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