Media Releases

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

2017 Budget is one step forward, two steps back on schools funding

10 May 2017: The Public Education Foundation (PEF) welcomes some small steps forward in education funding in the 2017 Budget, but remains deeply concerned by the overall direction of the Government’s new policy. As outlined last week’s Gonski 2.0 announcement, the Government has rightly endorsed needs-based funding as a bedrock principle for schools resourcing. It has also recognised that the best use of additional resources is realised by redirecting money away from over-funded schools to those which [...]

May E-News

The Public Education Foundation is preparing to showcase the best and the brightest from our public schools at our annual celebration of public education.  We would be delighted if you could join us at this celebration which will take place at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 17 May.  This free event showcases talented performers from our public schools and acknowledges the achievements of our 2017 scholarship recipients.  Everyone with a passion for public education is invited to [...]

Harvard Scholars Announced

7 April 2017: The Public Education Foundation, Teachers Mutual Bank and the Harvard Club of Australia are excited to announce the 2017 Harvard Club of Australia Scholars.  The three outstanding principals from across Australia are off to the Harvard Graduate School of Education to undertake a professional education program. This year’s Harvard Scholars are: Brett Burgess, Principal at Bribie Island State High School, Queensland Jacqui O'Donnell, Principal at Rockingham Beach Primary School, Western Australia Melissa Proctor, Principal [...]

New Public Education Foundation website launched

16 March 2017: The Public Education Foundation team is excited to launch a new website today.  The revised website is designed to better support the Foundation’s work in providing life-changing scholarships to young people in public education and promoting the value and reputation of our public schools. With the increasing number and reach of our scholarship programs, we hope the new design will ensure that scholarship information is more easily accessible and it is more straightforward to [...]

Capital Chemist Supporting Canberra Public School Students

3 March 2017:  This evening, on behalf of Capital Chemist, ACT Education Minister Yvette Berry MLA awarded 31 of our public school students with scholarships for their commitment in the fields of academic excellence, citizenship and special talents and abilities. The Capital Chemist College scholarships are an investment in our young people and are designed to assist students with their further education expenses as they enter their final year of schooling. Over the past 14 years the [...]

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