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Author: Melissa Symons, School Community Fundraising Officer

A guide to social media and school community fundraising

Learn how social media can be a simple, quick and free way to let your community know that your school needs support.

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Author: admin

The Ross Trust makes Fair Education Victoria a reality

Due to the early success of the Fair Education NSW program, Schools Plus sought funding to trial a similar program in Victoria. The result was a three-year grant from The Ross Trust. CEO Sarah Hardy shares how this fits in with the trust's vision and mission.

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Author: admin

Warwick Senior High School goes full STEAM ahead

We caught up with Warwick Senior High School Associate Principal Robyn Cleaver to discuss the potential impact of their Smart Giving project. Their ultimate goal is to ensure students develop the future-focused skills necessary to meet the demands of the changing workplace.

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Inside Schools Plus: Lesley Englert

Inside Schools Plus is an illuminating new series that shines a light on what goes on behind the scenes – in our offices and out in the field – through interviews with the people on the ground. Our first Q&A is with Fair Education Queensland Lead Coach, Lesley Englert.

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Author: Denise Lofts

How Singapore’s education system reminds me of beehives

Our 2019 Teaching Fellow Denise Lofts couldn’t help but notice how the beehive motif she saw in the schools she visited was the perfect symbol for Singapore’s education system. She reflects on her trip with the other Commonwealth Bank Teaching Award recipients.

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Author: Stacey Quince, Principal at Campbelltown Performing Arts High School

In search of powerful practice in the USA

Campbelltown Performing Arts High School has focused over a number of years on shifting practice to deeply engage and challenge students and more effectively prepare them to thrive in a rapidly changing future. It was no surprise, then, that the focus of Stacey Quince’s Fellowship-funded study tour to the USA with her school team was the investigation of powerful practices that would support them to scale and strengthen their work.

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Author: Sherrill Nixon, Director of Donor Relations, Schools Plus

Boosting STEM education in Aussie schools

Strengthening the presence of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects in Aussie schools was the focus of a Collaboration Forum between Schools Plus and Salesforce, written about here by Schools Plus' Sherrill Nixon.

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Author: Greg McMahon (Doveton College, Vic) and Paul Kenna (Belle Vue Park Primary, Vic)

Singapore's vision and structure key to its quality education system

Back in Australia following a group study exchange to Singapore, two of our 2018 Teaching Fellows share insights from the global education leader.

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Author: Rosemary Conn

Philanthropy's role in bridging the education divide

Schools Plus CEO Rosemary Conn is calling on government and philanthropists to work in tandem to help bridge the education divide, following the release of the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education.

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Author: Julie Molloy

The 'wonderful madness' of the inaugural Teaching Awards year

Our Awards Program Manager Julie Molloy picks out the highlights from the first year of the Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards.

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Author: Rosie Williams

"Humbling and exciting": Pioneer Rosie Williams on supporting education

Rosie Williams tells how joining the Pioneers in Philanthropy allows her and husband John Grill AO to support children in their early years of learning.

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Author: Shanti Clements

Our Singapore study tour

2017 Teaching Fellow Shanti Clements on how the Fellows' recent Singapore study is inspiring change in Australian education.

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Author: Jacqueline Magee

Here’s to great teachers: Learning from Singapore

Learning First's Jacqueline Magee reflects on our inaugural Teaching Fellows' Singapore study tour.

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Author: Rosemary Conn

Welcome to the Schools Plus blog

When Schools Plus was created, we set out with a very clear vision: to ensure that all young Australians are given the opportunity to reach their full potential through access to great education.

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