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NSWSPC, PPA, PSFP decry cuts to State Schools

The Honourable Barry O’Farrell, MP Premier NSW Minister for Western Sydney Dear Mr O’Farrell, We are writing on behalf of over 2200 Principals of State schools in New South Wales. As the presidents of the New South Wales Secondary Principals’ Council (SPC); Primary Principals’ Association (PPA) and Public Schools Principal Forum (PSPF) we wish to… Read more

Open letter to the Premier – cuts

The Honourable Barry O’Farrell  MP Premier NSW Minister for Western Sydney Dear Mr O’Farrell, I am writing on behalf of the New South Wales Secondary Principals’ Council (SPC) to express our strong opposition to the NSW State Government’s announced funding cuts to the essential service of education. The Gonski review clearly identified a need to… Read more

A Dark Day for Public Education in NSW

In responding to the proposed funding cut by the NSW Government, Lila Mularczyk, President of the NSW Secondary Principals’ Council (SPC) said that the provision of education to its young people is among the highest obligations any government has.  As such, she said: “it should also be among its highest priorities for budgetary allocation and… Read more

Savage cuts to NSW state education – a letter to the Premier

The Honourable Barry O’Farrell  MP Premier NSW Minister for Western Sydney Dear Mr O’Farrell, The New South Wales Secondary Principals’ Council (SPC) expresses our strong opposition to the NSW State Government’s announced funding cuts to the essential service of education. The Gonski review clearly identified a need to invest in education by $6.5 billion in… Read more

2013 NEC Fellowship

Awarded to Greg McDonald Deputy Principal, Batemans Bay HS. The NEC Fellowship is a joint NEC/SPC project funded by NEC. The Fellowship will be awarded to an aspiring Principal who is currently a substantive Deputy Principal’s in a NSW government school. The award will be presented during the NSWSPC’s Annual General Meeting. The Fellowship aims… Read more

Honorary Life Membership for Dr. Paul Brock

NSWSPC President Christine Cawsey presenting Dr Paul Brock with his Honorary Life Membership Dr Paul Brock was awarded an Honorary Life Membership with the NSWSPC on Friday 9 September. Dr Brock supports the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – watch the video His Honorary Life Membership citation reads: Dr Paul Brock is a most worthy… Read more

SPC and UTS cement new relationship

Christine Cawsey (SPC President) and Peter Booth (Senior Deputy Vice- Chancellor- UTS) sign the MoU. Chris Presland (SPC DP), Christine Cawsey, Jim McAlpine (SPC), Geoff Riordan (UTS), Jenny Lewis (ACEL), Peter Booth, Noel West (ACEL). The NSW Secondary Principals’ Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Technology Sydney. The MoU will… Read more

SPC and the MySchool website

The SPC has played a significant role in trying to make a positive influence on the Federal Government’s decision to create the My School website. A Task Force of informed principals and former principals was formed for this purpose, and much correspondence has been entered into. Letters have been written to politicians at state and… Read more

MYSCHOOL GETS ‘F’ FOR NUMERACY

The Principal of a comprehensive public high school in Sydney’s western suburbs opens up the My School website to find its NAPLAN results headed mostly in red and pink, indicating that not only is their performance below the national average on just about everything, but they are even below the “similar schools” average on quite… Read more

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