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February E-news

We hope you have settled well into the new school year.   Today we announce the launch of the Minister's and Secretary's Awards for Excellence. These awards provide opportunities for NSW Public Schools to celebrate their best and brightest, most innovative and dedicated.   There are six award categories: • Minister’s Award for Excellence in Student Achievement • Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching • Secretary’s Award for Excellent Service • Secretary’s Award for an Outstanding School Initiative [...]

PEF recognises Adrian Piccoli’s contribution to NSW public schools

30 January 2017 The Public Education Foundation acknowledges the enormous contribution made by Adrian Piccoli, the outgoing Minister for Education in NSW, to excellence and equity in NSW education. During his six years as Minister for Education, Mr Piccoli has championed education throughout the state.  He led the country in implementing the Gonski funding reforms that brought additional funding to disadvantaged schools, and implemented reforms to bolster teacher quality and improve literacy and numeracy standards. “Mr Piccoli [...]

Getting to know PEF’s new Executive Director, David Hetherington

22 November 2016: We are excited to have David Hetherington join our team. David is passionate about public education and brings a wealth of public policy experience to the role. Let’s get to know him a bit better. Tell me about where you grew up and your schooling? I grew up in middle ring suburbs in Sydney in Chatswood – a very typical suburban middle class up-bringing at a public primary school. I spent a bit of [...]

The Public Education Foundation Welcomes New Executive Director, David Hetherington

26 October 2016: The Public Education Foundation welcomes David Hetherington as its new Executive Director, commencing in the role on Monday 31 October 2016. Mr Hetherington has extensive public policy and private sector experience. He was founding Executive Director of Per Capita, a leading progressive think tank, has previously worked at the Institute for Public Policy Research in London and for L.E.K. Consulting, a global strategy consulting firm. “We are very fortunate to have David join the [...]

Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence 2016

23 September 2016: In recognition of outstanding teaching and learning in NSW Public Schools, the NSW Department of Education and the Public Education Foundation presented the Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence on September 20, 2016. NSW Minister of Education, The Hon Adrian Piccoli, and Mr Mark Scott, Secretary, Department of Education, recognised over 35 students, schools, teachers, staff and parents from across NSW with the following awards: • Minister’s Award for Excellence in Student Achievement • [...]

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