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Public Education Foundation Ltd

Contact

Name: Melanie Morrison

Email: melanie@publiceducationfoundation.org.au

Address

PO Box 1393

Darlinghurst

Sydney 1300

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Our Mission / Objective

The Public Education Foundation, a registered charity established in 2008, works in collaboration with the schools, communities, individuals, business and both the state and federal governments to provide equity and excellence scholarships for students in public education; provide professional learning and leadership scholarships for teachers and principals; and enhance the value and reputation of public education.

Our Services

Our life-changing scholarships help students reach their full potential.

  • Scholarships for students with a refugee background
  • Primary school and secondary school scholarships for Indigenous students
  • Scholarships for students with a physical disability
  • Scholarships for students with an interest in social justice
  • Opportunities for students with curriculum interests in music, STEM, trades, food technology and civics
  • Scholarships for students transitioning to tertiary studies

 

Our Beneficiaries

Students, educators and parents of students attending public schools in Australia.

Projects in Progress

Our programs are only limited by the donations we receive.  As an example, they include helping:

  • Refugee students finish years 11 and 12 or early tertiary study (Friends of Zainab Scholarships)
  • Retention of female students in years 11 and 12 science courses (Stellar Astronomy Scholarship for Girls)
  • Talented musicians attend the Conservatorium High School
  • Increase attendance and graduation rates for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Fund programs to decrease the isolation experienced by young people in remote areas.

More information is available at http://www.publiceducationfoundation.org.au/Default.htm

Our People

CEO

David Hetherington, Executive Director

Leadership Team

The Public Education Foundation is managed by an Executive Director and is guided and supported by a voluntary and distinguished team which includes our staff, Board of Directors and Public Education Ambassadors.

More information  is available from our website: https://publiceducationfoundation.org.au/about-us/

Names of Board Members

Chris Ryan PSM,  BA, Dip Ed, MA

Chair, Former Senior Executive NSW Department of Education

Judyth Sachs BA MA PhD Dip Teach

Higher Education Consultant, Special Advisor to KPMG (Higher Education),  member of the Executive of the Australian College of Educators.

Robin Low, BComm

Treasurer, Non-Executive Director Price Waterhouse Coopers, board member of the Audit and Assurance Standards Board, the Sydney Medical School Foundation and Primary Ethics Ltd

James Arvanitakis, PhD

Director, Dean, Graduate Research School and Head of the Academy at University of Western Sydney, author, media commentator.

Jane Caro, BA

Director, Principal Jara Consulting.  Author, lecturer,  social commentator and columnist.

David Friedlander, LLB, BComm, LLM

Director, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons. Member of the Australian Takeovers Panel, the ASX Capital Markets Panel

 

Carol Taylor BA Dip ED MEd

Director, Education consultant to the NSW Education Minister, formerly the Chief Executive of the Board of Studies and acting chief executive of the NSW Institute of Teachers. 

Number of Employees

4

Number of Volunteers

1

Registration Information

ABN

12 129 228 413

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

A good education could be your greatest gift to the next generation.  Much of our work is funded by the generous bequests people make in their wills.  You can choose to make a general bequest or establish a specific trust.  You can also honour a loved one by establishing a scholarship in their name.

Information about how to make a bequest is available on our website at https://publiceducationfoundation.org.au/donate/

You can also download a copy of our Bequest Booklet from our website, phone us on (02) 9266 8681, email us at info@publiceducationfoundation.org.au.

General Donations

Donations over $2 to the Foundation’s Scholarship Fund are tax deductible.  You can donate online from our website at https://publiceducationfoundation.org.au/donate/. 

The Foundation ensures that more than 90% of all money donated goes directly to scholarships. You can also download a Donation Form from our website if you would like to make your gift by cheque.

Many donors make regular monthly payments through either direct debit or credit card.

Other support

We work closely with schools and Departments of Education across Australia. 

If you are passionate about public education and would like to support students and educators in the public school system please contact us. 

Work with us

There are currently no vacancies but we are always looking for volunteers to help coordinate our scholarship program and communications programs. Please contact us: info@publiceducationfoundation.org.au 

Volunteer with us

Do you have some spare time?  The Public Education Foundation has a small but growing volunteer program.  Register your interest for when vacancies arise.

Information and an application form can be found on our website at http://www.publiceducationfoundation.org.au/volunteer.htm

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

The Public Education Foundation, a registered charity established in 2008, works in collaboration with the schools, communities, individuals, business and both the state and federal governments to provide equity and excellence scholarships for students in public education; provide professional learning and leadership scholarships for teachers and principals; and enhance the value and reputation of public education.

Our Services

Our life-changing scholarships help students reach their full potential.

  • Scholarships for students with a refugee background
  • Primary school and secondary school scholarships for Indigenous students
  • Scholarships for students with a physical disability
  • Scholarships for students with an interest in social justice
  • Opportunities for students with curriculum interests in music, STEM, trades, food technology and civics
  • Scholarships for students transitioning to tertiary studies

 

Our Beneficiaries

Students, educators and parents of students attending public schools in Australia.

Projects in Progress

Our programs are only limited by the donations we receive.  As an example, they include helping:

  • Refugee students finish years 11 and 12 or early tertiary study (Friends of Zainab Scholarships)
  • Retention of female students in years 11 and 12 science courses (Stellar Astronomy Scholarship for Girls)
  • Talented musicians attend the Conservatorium High School
  • Increase attendance and graduation rates for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Fund programs to decrease the isolation experienced by young people in remote areas.

More information is available at http://www.publiceducationfoundation.org.au/Default.htm

Our People

CEO

David Hetherington, Executive Director

Leadership Team

The Public Education Foundation is managed by an Executive Director and is guided and supported by a voluntary and distinguished team which includes our staff, Board of Directors and Public Education Ambassadors.

More information  is available from our website: https://publiceducationfoundation.org.au/about-us/

Names of Board Members

Chris Ryan PSM,  BA, Dip Ed, MA

Chair, Former Senior Executive NSW Department of Education

Judyth Sachs BA MA PhD Dip Teach

Higher Education Consultant, Special Advisor to KPMG (Higher Education),  member of the Executive of the Australian College of Educators.

Robin Low, BComm

Treasurer, Non-Executive Director Price Waterhouse Coopers, board member of the Audit and Assurance Standards Board, the Sydney Medical School Foundation and Primary Ethics Ltd

James Arvanitakis, PhD

Director, Dean, Graduate Research School and Head of the Academy at University of Western Sydney, author, media commentator.

Jane Caro, BA

Director, Principal Jara Consulting.  Author, lecturer,  social commentator and columnist.

David Friedlander, LLB, BComm, LLM

Director, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons. Member of the Australian Takeovers Panel, the ASX Capital Markets Panel

 

Carol Taylor BA Dip ED MEd

Director, Education consultant to the NSW Education Minister, formerly the Chief Executive of the Board of Studies and acting chief executive of the NSW Institute of Teachers. 

Number of Employees

4

Number of Volunteers

1

Registration Information

ABN

12 129 228 413

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

A good education could be your greatest gift to the next generation.  Much of our work is funded by the generous bequests people make in their wills.  You can choose to make a general bequest or establish a specific trust.  You can also honour a loved one by establishing a scholarship in their name.

Information about how to make a bequest is available on our website at https://publiceducationfoundation.org.au/donate/

You can also download a copy of our Bequest Booklet from our website, phone us on (02) 9266 8681, email us at info@publiceducationfoundation.org.au.

General Donations

Donations over $2 to the Foundation’s Scholarship Fund are tax deductible.  You can donate online from our website at https://publiceducationfoundation.org.au/donate/. 

The Foundation ensures that more than 90% of all money donated goes directly to scholarships. You can also download a Donation Form from our website if you would like to make your gift by cheque.

Many donors make regular monthly payments through either direct debit or credit card.

Other support

We work closely with schools and Departments of Education across Australia. 

If you are passionate about public education and would like to support students and educators in the public school system please contact us. 

Work with us

There are currently no vacancies but we are always looking for volunteers to help coordinate our scholarship program and communications programs. Please contact us: info@publiceducationfoundation.org.au 

Volunteer with us

Do you have some spare time?  The Public Education Foundation has a small but growing volunteer program.  Register your interest for when vacancies arise.

Information and an application form can be found on our website at http://www.publiceducationfoundation.org.au/volunteer.htm

Our Annual Reports

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