Menu

Education Today Logo


newsletter

Education Today Cover Browse Issue

The Skyline Education Foundation supports smart disadvantaged kids

News Image

Skyline Education Foundation Australia provides intensive support for talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds for the last two years of their secondary education.

The program provides more than 100 VCE students in Victoria with textbooks, digital resources and stationery donations.

The first program of its kind in Australia, Skyline also provides financial, educational, emotional and practical support for bursary recipients.

Campion Education, Australia’s largest supplier of education resources to primary and secondary schools partnered with Skyline in 2017, and each year facilitates picking and packing donations of vital education supplies from partners including publishers; Oxford, Pearson, Jacaranda, Nelson Cengage Learning, Cambridge University Press, Macmillan Education, Oxford University Press, as well as stationery suppliers such as ACCO.

“At Campion Education, we are passionate about providing the best learning outcomes for students.” says James Cathro, Campion Education’s Managing Director, “not all students with the potential to achieve high academic results have the same opportunities, so we believe it is vital to work with foundations like Skyline, who are doing great work in supporting disadvantaged students to achieve their very best.”

The 2019 Skyline Annual Reception was held on 28 May 2019, with an address from The Hon Julia Gillard AC, 27th Prime Minister of Australia, who spoke about the importance of children's education in breaking the cycle of disadvantaged families. The Foundation’s supporters heard inspiring and emotional stories from students whose futures have been positively changed by becoming Skyline recipients and graduates, allowing some of them to become the first member of their family to graduate from higher education.

“We are so thankful to partners like Campion Education for their ongoing support in ensuring these talented children, who need education resources, can have equal opportunities to thrive”, said Skyline Chair, Katrina Reynen.

Campion Education also supports many other charitable organisations including the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to assist in the education of all children across Australia.

An Australian family-owned business, Campion Education is the largest supplier of education resources to primary and secondary schools in Australia.


17 Sep 2019 | Sydney
Wellbeing resource now available to parents News Image

Parents of kids in a bad way mentally have a new resource that they can access, SchoolTV the digital well-being platform.
Read More

17 Sep 2019 | National
Schools Robotics program wins Canon prize News Image

A program to promote STEM education for children took out the Canon Oceania 2019 Canon Grants Program this year.
Read More

10 Sep 2019
Immigrant parents can push kids in the wrong direction News Image

Immigrant parents want the best for their children like everyone else but cultural and aspirational factors can lead them to push their kids too hard and often in directions that they can’t cope with. Read More

10 Sep 2019 | National
Mental health in the picture in September News Image

Mental health is under the spotlight in September with three awareness days this month: Child Protection Week (Sept 1-7); World Suicide Prevention Day (Sept 10) and RU OK Day (Sept 12) focusing discussions around mental health. Read More

10 Sep 2019 | International
New book explores the global problem of teacher retention News Image

We need a lot of teachers but many of the best stay a short while in the profession and change jobs, it’s a global problem and one that resists any single solution.
Read More