May is one of the busiest months in the PEF calendar and this year has been no exception. Our Celebration of Public Education took place on 18 May and turned out to be our biggest and best event yet. It is always a joy to meet our scholars at this annual event and to see them proudly take the big stage at Sydney Town Hall to receive the recognition they deserve. It was particulalry heart-warming to see a new cohort of primary school students receive recognition and support that will carry them through their critical primary school years.
We continue to promote our current opportunities including the Minister's and Secretary's Awards for Excellence along with our inaugural Essay Competition on Why A Good Public Education System Matters in Modern Australia.
We have also recently farewelled Nathan Rees from the Foundation and will shortly be announcing our new executive leadership team.
Whether you are reading this email as a student, educator, donor or an individual with an interest in supporting and promoting public education, thank you for all that you do to help ensure that students in public education have access to life-changing scholarships. If you would like to support our work delivering scholarships please consider making a donation to the Public Education Foundation.
Michelle Stanhope, General Manager