Crisis Appeal supports 58 schools, but more help is urgently needed

Whilst most of Australia gradually returns to a post-pandemic new kind of normal, 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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End of Financial Year Fundraising Toolkit

EOFY is a great time to make the most of the tax-deductible status of donations made via the Fundraise Yourself platform. Spread the word by using our templates below.

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Webinar: School Fundraising Fundamentals

Are you looking to increase donor support for your school? The Fundraising Fundamentals webinars will teach you everything you need to know, from planning a fundraising campaign for school projects to identifying donors for support.

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2019 Teaching Fellow Ashley Stewart (Newton Moore Senior High School, WA)

WA maths teacher named among top 50 teachers in the world

National education charity 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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Congratulations to our 2020 Teaching Fellows

From remote regional towns to major city suburbs, 12 inspiring teachers and school leaders are today being celebrated for their exceptional work in the profession and an unwavering contribution to their students, the school and the wider community.

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Planning your school fundraising journey

The beginning of a new fundraising project can be an exciting time, filled with a lot of energy and plenty of ideas. While you may want to dive in straight away, it’s important to take a step back and create a quick plan. Planning will guide you and your team to your destination – fundraising success!

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Webinar: Engaging girls in STEM education

Join 2019 Teaching Fellows Sarah Chapman and Ashley Stewart for our webinar on engaging girls in STEM education.

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The Ross Trust makes Fair Education Victoria a reality

In 2018, due to the early success of the Fair Education NSW program (started in 2015), Schools Plus sought funding to trial a similar program in Victoria. The result was a three-year grant from The Ross Trust – a perpetual charitable trust with a vision to create positive social and environmental change so Victorians can thrive.

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Warwick Senior High School goes full STEAM ahead

One of the ways Schools Plus connects donors and schools in need is through our Smart Giving program. Drawing on the advice of independent education experts and our own knowledge and experience, we identify schools seeking philanthropic support to roll out strategic initiatives that will tackle the greatest challenges facing their students and staff.

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Crisis

OUR GOAL To provide children affected by crises with rapid support to meet their immediate needs, and long-term support that builds resilience and reduces the impact of crises on their learning and wellbeing. By 2027, we aim to impact 150,000 children per year. Children get access to tangible resources that meet their immediate needs toLearn more >

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Wellbeing

OUR GOAL To enable children to experience positive and holistic wellbeing that allows them to engage in learning and improve their lives throughout school and beyond. By 2027, we aim to impact 150,000 children per year. Children show improvement in social, emotional and mental wellbeing, through their behavour, attitudes and social connections at school. ChildrenLearn more >

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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. The school partnered with a local school facing the same challenge (St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School), to improve communication with multilingual families.Learn more >

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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). After migrating to Australia with little English and an immediate start to mainstream learning at Goodna State School (QLD), Lan had difficulties fullyLearn more >

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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. In partnership with Schools Plus and social enterprise experts, Young Change Agents (YCA), the school delivered the Lighting the Spark program – anLearn more >

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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 prospectsLearn more >

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KEY FOCUS AREAS Schools Plus tackles the most pressing challenges in education across five key focus areas. Learning Gaps We give children the resources they need to build future-focused skills in literacy, numeracy and STEM, and positive learning behaviours to be lifelong learners. Learn more > Wellbeing We enable children to experience positive and holisticLearn more >

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