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Meet the 2017 Teaching Fellows

Schools Plus is thrilled to announce the 12 inaugural recipients of the Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards.

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Engaging Students through Smart Giving

The Smart Giving program is now open to schools seeking funding for student engagement projects.

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Fair Education round now open for NSW school submissions

The 2017 round of the Fair Education program is now open to NSW schools seeking funding to improve family and community engagement.

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25.08.2016

Free fundraising workshop for schools and parents

Do you want to learn how to raise more funds for your school?
Schools Plus is hosting workshops to help schools and parent associations fundraise for much-needed projects, activities and equipment that will create a brighter future for their students.

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24.11.2016

A fair education for NSW students

NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli is launching our Fair Education program for disadvantaged schools in NSW.

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13.10.2016

$5m gift to disadvantaged schools

Some of Australia's most highly-regarded leaders in business and philanthropy have united to form the Pioneers in Philanthropy. Their donation will support hundreds of schools over the next five years.

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25.08.2016

Schools Plus takes the hassle out of collecting voluntary contributions

Schools that collect voluntary contributions from families can now make the process easier – and offer parents the benefit of a tax deduction - by using Schools Plus.

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18.10.2016

Nominations open for new Teaching Awards

Twelve outstanding teachers and school leaders will be rewarded with a $45,000 year-long Fellowship through the new Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards, supported by Schools Plus.

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24.02.2016

Smart Giving round now open for school submissions

The first Smart Giving round for 2016 opens on February 25 - submissions are now invited from schools seeking funding for projects that improve the education outcomes of students facing disadvantage.

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Fair Education program to boost family and community engagement

Schools can receive up to $70,000 through this exciting new program that aims to develop school leadership and increase family and community engagement in disadvantaged schools across NSW.

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New-look website makes supporting schools easier

Our revamped website introduces a crowdfunding platform for schools, a new home for our Smart Giving projects plus our new-look logo.

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Business turns to Schools Plus to support STEM education

Some of Australia’s leading companies are working with Schools Plus to ensure students from all backgrounds are equipped for careers in science, technology and maths.

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Donors help Schools Plus reach first milestone

Thanks to the generosity of nearly 100 donors, Schools Plus has reached its first fundraising milestone and helped 40 disadvantaged schools.

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David Gonski on Schools Plus: "I have great hopes"

Catch up on David Gonski's interview on Radio National here. The businessman and philanthropist talks about his migrant family background, turning 60 and his life in boardrooms. And, of course, the education funding review that helped create Schools Plus.

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09.03.2015

Schools Plus open for business

Australian Schools Plus is open for business! With the passage of a tax bill through Federal Parliament, we can begin accepting donations that will make a huge difference to the education of thousands of Australian students.

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Call for Smart Giving projects

Does your school need funding for a project that will greatly improve your students' outcomes? We'd like to know about it.

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Website launch for Schools Plus

Schools Plus is celebrating another milestone in the growth of our new organisation – the launch of our new website today.

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Support a school

Your generosity will help schools provide the opportunities students need and deserve to fulfil their potential. Explore the much-needed initiatives on our Projects page and support a school today.

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Why We’re Needed

Research shows that disadvantage is a huge factor in student performance. But we don’t believe a postcode or background should determine a student’s future.

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Which schools are eligible

We support schools with an ICSEA value below 1000 (including many special schools with a zero ICSEA). ICSEA stands for Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage – check values at www.myschool.edu.au.

More than 4,600 schools in Australia, across the government, independent and Catholic sectors, are eligible for our support.

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