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NSWSPC Calendar

Wed Aug 20, 2014
Executive Meeting
Thu Aug 21, 2014
State Assembly
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Professional Learning Day
Fri Sep 19, 2014
End Term 3
Tue Oct 07, 2014
Term 4 starts
Tue Oct 14, 2014
Executive Meeting
Wed Nov 05, 2014
Executive Meeting
Thu Nov 06, 2014
State Assembly
Fri Nov 07, 2014
Professional Learning Day
Wed Dec 17, 2014
End Term 4

2014 Academy Photography Fellowship

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Awarded to June Hingston - Principal
Callaghan College, Newcastle, NSW.

The Academy Photography Fellowship provides funding to the amount of $4000 annually to be used for the purpose of educational research.

The aims of June's research are to:

  1. Examine the relationship between factors that affect principal leadership practice in the implementation of SBM policy reform.
  2. Explore the impact of the implementation of state SBM reform on the enactment of principal leadership.
  3. Investigate the effects of the implementation of school-based management reform on the workload and role of the principal, in terms of role overload, role conflict and role ambiguity.
  4. Improve school leadership practice through the development of research-informed professional development programs and instruments, and the development of a database of principal best practice (Innovation Projects).
  5. Contribute to the theory knowledge and practice on SBM, system reform, factors that influence principal leadership and the enactment of principal leadership.
  6. Inform policy on the effects of the implementation of SBM reforms on principal leadership practice.

She writes ...

Principals hold very significant positions in the education process and are essential for successful schooling. They are the main source of leadership in their schools and they are second only to classroom teachers as an influence on student learning (Hallinger & Heck, 1998; Harris, 2009; Leithwood, Day, Sammons, Harris, & Hopkins, 2006).

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WORK
ARTS, ENGLISH AND LITERACY EDUCATION RESEARCH NETWORK
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
and the
NSW SECONDARY PRINCIPALS’ COUNCIL

2013 PAUL BROCK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH

Awarded to Veronica McNaught, Head Teacher, English
Finley High School

Bernie Roebuck (Principal, Finley HS), Dr Paul Brock, Veronica McNaught

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Dr Paul Brock, Veronica McNaught, Lila Mularczyk (President, NSWSPC)

The purpose of this award is to recognise an outstanding teacher of secondary English in NSW who has a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning in subject English.

Veronica's citation reads ....

As all would be well aware, sadly there is a close correlation in poorer results in external tests for students the further they are located from the 'centre'. Indeed the gap between those who are located in rural and remote areas compared to those from urban areas has widened in recent years. Finley is a small township of 2000 and the school supports a number of smaller surrounding townships and farming communities. For the best part of ten years from the turn of the century till late 2009 the area was in the grip of one of the worst ever droughts in the county's history, and this combined with ongoing uncertainty surrounding water supply for irrigated farming led to a substantial fall in school enrolments and a loss of employment opportunities in the communities.

It is within this context that the achievements of Veronica, who has been the HT English at Finley High School since 2007, take on even greater meaning. In that time not only have her own classes had very significant success but indeed her faculty has enjoyed regular, ongoing above state average results in the HSC. Every year since 2006 Veronica has had students in Band 6 in Advanced English and has also had very significant success in Extension English.

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GREAT DAY FOR NSW SCHOOL STUDENTS

MEDIA RELEASE
23 April 2013

Parents of all students in NSW schools will be thrilled that the Premier Barry O’Farrell has led the Australian States by being the first leader to sign up the Gonski education funding reform package.

“This is a great day for students in NSW schools, an especially important day for those students who have been struggling with educational disadvantage through no fault of their own,” said Lila Mularczyk, the President of the New South Wales Secondary Principals’ Council (NSW SPC). “The funding that will flow as a result of this deal will change lives. School leaders and teachers will make sure of that. We will ensure that those students who were being left behind will receive targeted learning programs and support."

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