INCREASING the overall well being of local schools, students and communities across Shepparton and giving schools a chance to share in over $3 million in awards funding, the National Australia Bank (NAB) recently held their annual NAB Schools First Forum at Notre Dame College.
Run as a national awards program that recognises and rewards outstanding school-community partnerships, the NAB Schools First program has already shown great success, with 310 school-community partnerships across Australia having already benefited from the funding that the program offers.
Schools have previously used the funding and partnerships to provide opportunities for vocational training and administrative costs as well as purchasing equipment to further benefit students and their futures.
NAB Schools First Forum Host, Josh Levy spoke with The Adviser saying this year the program is set to reward more partnerships than ever before, with 130 awards available, which is 15 more than 2011.
“We’ve now had applications from schools across Australia and in the first 3 years in the program over a quarter of all schools in Australia have applied for an award.
“The partnerships have benefited more than 310 communities around the country, all of whom are having a positive impact on the students they work with,” Josh said.
NAB Schools First 2012 applications are now open and close on June 29. To apply visit www.schoolsfirst.edu.au