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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.

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Support schools in these times of crisis

Schools are facing challenges on an unprecedented scale; drought, bushfires and now coronavirus. Here's how you can help schools and their students through this crisis and beyond.

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Congratulations to our 2020 Teaching Fellows

Meet the 12 inspiring teachers and school leaders who have been recognised in the 2020 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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$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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Meet the 2018 Teaching Fellows

Schools Plus is thrilled to announce the 12 recipients of the 2018 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards.

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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.

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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.

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SC Johnson partners with Schools Plus to improve students’ numeracy skills

About 1000 students in eight schools will benefit from this partnership.

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Our 2017 Annual Review is here!

More than 30,000 students across Australia benefited from the 125 projects that were funded by our generous supporters in FY17.

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Schools Plus launches inaugural Impact Report

In our inaugural Impact Report, we share how we've been working with schools and donors across Australia since April 2015, to create learning opportunities that change students' lives.

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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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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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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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$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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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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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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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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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

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

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