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Sarah Reeves receives NSW Public Education Scholarship

May 22, 2017: Sarah Reeves is ready to do her bit for gender equity after receiving a scholarship to help her pursue a career in trades or technology. The Year 11 Parkes High School student was awarded the Trades and Technology Opportunity Scholarship at the Proudly Public! Celebrating Excellence in Public Schools’ awards night at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday. Her scholarship encourages senior students to pursue a career in trades or technology. Department of Education secretary Mark Scott said [...]

Kind-hearted Shakeilah is a class leader

22 May 2017: Shakeila Bartman might only be in her first years of school, but her leadership skills are all ready shining through. The Toomelah Public School student was named the winner of the inaugural Camburn Withers Scholarship at the Proudly Public! Celebrating Excellence in Public Schools’ awards night at Sydney Town Hall this week (Wednesday, 17 May). Shakeila’s scholarship supports an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student through primary school. “Shakeilah is in Grade Two and is 7 years-old. “She has [...]

From Bribie to the halls of Harvard

24 April 2017: WHAT does Barack Obama, Bill Gates, John F Kennedy and Bribie Island State High School principal Brett Burgess have in common? Come spring, they will all have studied in the hallowed halls of Harvard University. Mr Burgess is one of three principals bound for Harvard after being awarded the prestigious Harvard Club of Australia Education Scholarship. Mr Burgess is off to the Harvard Graduate School of Education this winter to undertake the scholarship at the [...]

NSW principal wins Harvard scholarship place

11 April 2017: A BASS Hill principal is set to travel to the United States to take part in a prestigious scholarship at the Harvard University. Three outstanding principals from across Australia are off to the Harvard Graduate School of Education to undertake a professional education program in June. The Harvard Club of Australia Education Scholarships were established by the Public Education Foundation in 2013, offering principals around Australia the opportunity to 'reflect, focus and recharge' through a [...]

How Bass Hill public school principal Melissa Proctor turned her school around

8 April 2017: By Pallavi Singhal, Sydney Morning Herald   As many as 10 brawls a week, children walking out of class whenever they felt like it and teachers refusing to set foot in certain parts of the playground. That was what Melissa Proctor was confronted with when she first came to Bass Hill Public School as its new principal in 2014. "It was viewed by the community as the school you don't go to," Mrs Proctor said. [...]

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