First Nations

OUR GOAL To give First Nations children access to culturally inclusive education that help them to walk confidently in two worlds. By 2027, we aim to impact 150,000 children per year. First Nations children show strong cultural identity through their behaviour, attitudes and wellbeing. First Nations children improve in reading, maths and science. First NationsLearn more >

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Rural, Regional & Remote

OUR GOAL To provide children living in rural, regional and remote communities equitable access to resources that enable them to thrive alongside their urban peers. By 2027, we aim to impact 150,000 children per year. Children show improved outcomes in maths and science. Children show improvement in school attendance. Children have better access to digitalLearn more >

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Learning Gaps

OUR GOAL To give children the resources they need to build future-focused skills in literacy, numeracy and STEM, and positive learning behaviours to be lifelong learners. By 2027, we aim to impact 150,000 children per year. Children show growth in literacy, numeracy and STEM. Children have access to new technologies, develop digital literacy, and problemLearn more >

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Teaching Awards

Nominations for the 2024 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards presented by Schools Plus are now closed.This year’s Award recipients will be announced in September – check back here for their inspiring stories. ABOUT THE AWARDS Each year, Schools Plus with the support of some of Australia’s leading philanthropists chaired by David Gonski AC and in partnershipLearn more >

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David Friedlander

David Friedlander is recognised globally as a market-leading practitioner in corporate law and is currently Chairman of King & Wood Mallesons’ in Australia.  David regularly advises in securities offerings, has worked in high-profile shareholder activist campaigns and is a member of several key corporate law bodies. He is also a former Chairman of the Public EducationLearn more >

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Restimulating the learning journey

Ava, a Year 4 student at Bruthen Primary School (VIC), responded honestly when teachers asked her and her classmates what they thought about maths; Ava said: “we told them we hated maths.”

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Shining a light on a different future

Roxy, Year 10 student at Wynyard High School (TAS), never felt she had a role model. Her mum and older sister never had a job and much like other children in the area, the household she grew up in caused a bit of trauma. Feeling like her prospects were bleak, Roxy did not regularly attend school.

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Lighting the spark

As a school already providing opportunities for students to develop entrepreneurial skills, Kepnock State High School (QLD) sought to do more and with a focus on First Nations students.

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Fast tracking English with online learning

Lan, Year 6, has reaped the benefits of Milpera Live – an online English language program that supports children with English as a second language/dialect (EAL/D).

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Breaking barriers for multilingual families

For St Peter’s Catholic Primary School (VIC), prolonged periods of Covid lockdown added to their existing challenge of engaging culturally and linguistically diverse families in their children’s learning.

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Learning Gaps

Restimulating the learning journey Ava, a Year 4 student at Bruthen Primary School (VIC), responded honestly when teachers asked her and her classmates what they thought about maths; Ava said: “we told them we hated maths.” Ava’s perspective and experience with maths was transformed after the school introduced new ways of learning and engaging withLearn more >

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Read our 2023 Impact Report

We are proud to release our 2022 Impact Report, showcasing our work to support students and schools over the past 12 months. With the support of our generous donors, we move one step closer to closing the education gap caused by disadvantage.

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School Partnerships

OUR PARTNERSHIPS IN ACTION

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REGIONAL, RURAL AND REMOTE

The achievements of rural and remote (R&R) students have lagged behind urban students for decades. There is a persistent relationship between location and educational outcomes.

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The Schools Plus Partnership Round is now closed.

From 7 August to 11 September, eligible schools can apply for Single Year or Multi-Year Partnerships with Schools Plus. Apply your school now!

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2024 Award Guidelines

Download a copy of the 2024 Award Guidelines. Selection Criteria (with guiding questions) Please refer to Criteria for the Teaching Fellowship or the Early Career Teaching Scholarship (whichever is relevant to your application). Applications will be assessed on the demonstration of excellence and achievement across the four (4) Selection Criteria outlined below. Teaching Fellowship EarlyLearn more >

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Success for Complex Learners with VFFF and Clarke Road School

Since 2016, we’ve partnered with Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation to help children and their families to engage in learning and thrive in and out of the classroom. With their support, a group of special schools have developed the Passport for Learning – a ground-breaking tool that is now being scaled by the Department of Education. In our latest video, Clarke Road School spoke about the Passport and the impact it’s having on young people and their families.

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Schools Plus’ Early Years Engagement Project wins State Showcase Award

Schools Plus’ early-years engagement initiative, pioneered by Lawnton State School has won a Queensland State Showcase Award in the Parent and Community Engagement category.

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Adam Spencer

A lifelong numbers nerd, Adam flitted with a law degree and a PhD in pure maths before winning – of all things – a stand-up comedy competition ‘Raw Comedy’ run by triple j radio. This national search for as-yet undiscovered talent continues today, but as Adam explains “I entered in its very first year. TheLearn more >

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Eddie Woo

Eddie Woo is a Professor of Practice at the University of Sydney’s Sydney School of Education. Since 2012, he’s uploaded his everyday classroom lessons to his Youtube channel, Wootube, which has more than 1.5 million subscribers and 130 million views. Within the NSW Department of Education, he leads the Mathematics Growth Team, a statewide programLearn more >

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Your support of flood-affected schools and communities

In early 2022, floods devastated communities in NSW and QLD. With your generous support of our Flood Recovery Appeal, we deliver urgent grants to support children in flood-affected communities. Here is how your support is making a difference in some of those schools.

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Jane Ogilvie

Jane joins Schools Plus with extensive experience in the Marketing, Publishing and Not-for-Profit sectors. As a passionate advocate for enriching the lives of vulnerable children, Jane has held senior leadership roles in some of the most respected global NGOs, helping to ensure that young people have the opportunities that enable them to be healthy andLearn more >

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How your support helps students like Gaige – Our 2022 Impact Report

Gaige’s inspiring story of impact is one of many featured in our newly released Impact Report. Because of your incredibly generous support, Schools Plus has been able to raise over $36 million for students facing disadvantage.

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Read our 2022 Impact Report

We are proud to release our 2022 Impact Report, showcasing our work to support students and schools over the past 12 months. With the support of our generous donors, we move one step closer to closing the education gap caused by disadvantage.

Learn more >