Public Education Day
Public Education Day, 26 May, is a time to recognise the central role that public schools, preschools and TAFEs play in strengthening the social, economic and cultural fabric of our society. Free, public and secular education is the key to a vibrant, socially cohesive, multicultural and democratic Australia.
Public education is a public good, one which contributes a collective benefit to society as well as to individuals. It brings together students from a range of diverse backgrounds, and creates a cohesive community by transforming lives and equipping young people with the skills, knowledge and attitudes for citizenship.
Public Education builds equity, hope, and opportunity for every child. Australia’s public schools, preschools and TAFEs are inclusive and provide lifelong benefits to students through access to education, improved health, wellbeing and employment.
Public education ensures the right of every student to access a high quality education. In order to fulfil this purpose, public education must be sufficiently resourced to focus on equity and equality in opportunity.
In the lead up to Public Education Day, Thursday 26th May, please join us on Twitter and Facebook as we celebrate and acknowledge principals, teachers and education support staff.