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The Public Education Foundation is preparing for our annual night of nights; a Celebration of Excellence in Public Schools.  On Wednesday 18 May, Sydney Town Hall will come alive with fantastic performances, inspiring speakers and our scholarships will be awarded to our 2016 scholars.  We are delighted to announce that Wendy Harmer will MC the event, and the keynote address will be given by Vice Chancellor of the Australian National University and Nobel Laureate for Physics, Professor Brian Schmidt AC.  

This event is free and open to all who support and have a passion for public education. 

For further inforamtion and to book tickets click here

Applications Open for the Minister's and Secretary's Awards for Excellence

Now is the time to start thinking about a special teacher, school, year 12 student or parent who has made an extraordinary contribution to your local NSW public school.  Applications are now open in the following categories:

We are also delighted to announce a new award:

Secretary's Award for an Outstanding School Initiative

This award honours schools who have demonstrated via a discreet program, event or initiative their commitment to teaching and learning outcomes. 

Applications will close on Monday 4 July 2016.  

Premier's Teacher Scholarships





Applications are now open for the 2016 Premier's Teacher Scholarships. There are 21 scholarship categories on offer for teachers in NSW to apply for a five week study tour.



Watch the video to hear the experiences of three former scholarship recipients https://youtu.be/X6F8ICwnTOw

Download application forms and read more on the Department of Education website.

Applications close on Friday 6 May 2016.

For more information, contact the Premier's Teacher Scholarship team on 9836 9032 or at awards@det.nsw.edu.au

Congratulations to our Capital Chemist Scholarship Recipients

Each year the Capital Chemist College Scholarships are awarded  to ACT public school students attending one of the nine secondary colleges and/or two specialist schools.

This year,  27 scholars received scholarships of $1,000 each to allocate to their various educational expenses. Earlier this month the Public Education Foundation and Capital Chemist hosted an awards ceremony in Canberra to celebrate the scholars’ achievements.

Students were inspired by words from The ACT Minister for Education Mr Shane Rattenbury MLA and Mr Nathan Rees, the CEO of the Public Education Foundation.

One of the highlights of the event was learning about the students themselves and their achievements thus far. No two students were similar in their interests and goals, with every student demonstrating their own individual characteristics. One similarity that became evident during the ceremony however was that all students share an incredible passion for education and are motivated to achieve greatness and success in a field enjoyed by them in the future.

The Public Education Foundation is very grateful for the support of Capital Chemists in delivering these scholarships and we wish the Capital Chemist College Scholars all the best for their future educational endeavours!