Crisis Appeal supports 58 schools, but more help is urgently needed
The recent sequential disasters of drought, bushfires and coronavirus continue to have a devastating impact on school children in disadvantaged communities.Read more
WA maths teacher named among top 50 teachers in the world
Schools Plus is thrilled to announce that one of its 2019 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Award recipients, Western Australian maths teacher Ashley Stewart, has been named as a Top 50 finalist for this year’s highly coveted US$1 million Global Teacher Prize.Read more
Reflections on five years of Schools Plus
A Learning Commission with over 250 student commissioners across two states; a reimagination of the conventional long-term suspension centre; a national coding and robotics program; and the inaugural Teaching Fellows Forum – Chairman Angus James and CEO Rosemary Conn reflect on the impact of of Schools Plus.Read more
Education and philanthropy heavyweights appointed to Schools Plus Members’ Committee
Schools Plus is excited to announce the appointment of Anthony Mackay AM, David Gonski AC, Jacinta Collins and Tim Fairfax AC to its Members’ Committee.Read more
$45,000 Teaching Fellowship open to Australia’s great teachers and school leaders
Applications for the 2020 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards, supported by Schools Plus, are now open to teachers and school leaders across Australia.Read more
Fair Education seeking NSW schools keen to boost parent and community engagement
Applications for the 2019 Fair Education program are now open to NSW schools and school clusters keen to boost their family and community engagement.Read more
Morwell High alumni called to back Kurnai College literacy program
Kurnai College students set to benefit from a $50,000 literacy funding boost through a Morwell High Alumni Giving Circle set up by the Traill family.Read more
Governor of Victoria recognises the impact of Schools Plus
The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, has acknowledged and celebrated the impact of Schools Plus in the state and nationally at a reception at Government House Victoria.Read more
Sutherland students benefit from 2018 Toyota Australia Scholarships
23 Sutherland Shire students are the latest recipients of Toyota Australia Scholarships, designed to help overcome barriers to further education.Read more
Report reveals how we've helped more than 80,000 students
Our 2018 Impact Report reveals that in just three years since Schools Plus began fundraising in April 2015, more than 80,000 students from Australia’s most disadvantaged schools have benefited from philanthropic support being channelled through Schools Plus.Read more
New partnership with Google to support STEM in schools
The leading technology company has joined forces with us to support a STEM project at Balga Senior High School in Perth.Read more
Our Teaching Fellow Eddie Woo named in Top 10 teachers in the world
Sydney maths teacher and YouTube sensation Eddie Woo has been named today as one of the top 10 teachers in the world, taking him one step closer to winning the coveted $US1 million Global Teacher Prize.Read more
SC Johnson partners with Schools Plus to improve students’ numeracy skills
About 1000 students in eight schools will benefit from this partnership.Read more
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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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To be eligible for support through Schools Plus, schools must have a value below 1000 on the Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA) or be a special school, as defined by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). Check ICSEA 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.