📷: Photos from Year 10's recent Timor-Leste Service Learning Tour. Read more about their experience here.
Education Fund Allocations – Do you know how our students and staff benefit?
Since 1988, the PLC Sydney Foundation has allocated Education Trust funds to support a range of amazing initiatives, eg:
- International student exchanges: This program has expanded significantly since its inception in 1990, and last year we saw 64 PLC Sydney students travel to 14 countries: South Africa, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Japan, Scotland, England, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Denmark and Brazil
- National and international student tours and competitions have been supported since 1996. Destinations have included the USA, New Caledonia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, South Africa and Lithuania
- Employment of additional specialist teaching staff from time to time
- Funding of staff exchanges, research grants and study tours commenced in 1988
At our quarterly meetings (each February, May, August and November), we always look forward to the presentations from Foundation allocation recipients. For instance, at our August 2017 meeting, Taylor Chan (Year 10) and Mrs Victoria O’Donnell (Tour Coordinator) spoke about the rewards and challenges of the recent Service Learning Tour to Timor-Leste. This tour received financial support of $10 000 from the Foundation’s Education Fund. The meeting was also able to consider a request for funding next year’s tour and the Foundation was, once again, delighted to approve $10 000 in support of this worthy initiative.
A major and ongoing role of the Foundation is to continue to fundraise for donations to the Building Fund to assist the College with the acquisition and construction of its buildings. Our current campaign is the Gateway Project and, in March 2016, $500 000 was initially gifted for this project. The August meeting was pleased to approve the gifting of a further $500 000 to the College.
For more information on the valuable work of the Foundation and to access the presentations from our May and August meetings, please visit the Foundation microsite.