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Students benefit from Public Education Foundation’s scholarships

26 May 2017: Fairfield students were among those to benefit from the almost 280 scholarships awarded at the Public Education Foundation’s annual awards night. Cabramatta, Prairiewood, Fairvale and Westfields Sports High Schools students received their scholarships at the Proudly Public! Celebrating Excellence in Public Schools’ gala event at the Sydney Town Hall earlier this month. The scholarships aim to help recipients reach their potential by enhancing their learning and professional pathways. Department of Education Secretary, Mark Scott said the annual [...]

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 [...]

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