2017 Bill Kennedy Medal

The 2017 Bill Kennedy Medal is awarded to Lila Mularczyk OAM who has an enduring commitment to Public Education, the NSWSPC and the development of quality leadership in secondary schools across NSW. Lila demonstrates dynamic, inspirational, creative and influential leadership. She has made an outstanding and continuous contribution to a range of organisations including the… Read more

2017 Academy Photography Fellowship

Awarded to Susan Wyatt – Principal, Mosman High School The Academy Photography Fellowship provides funding to the amount of $4000 annually to be used for the purpose of educational research. The aim of Susan’s research is to provide a detailed analysis of similarities between high performing systems in Asia and some areas of Scandinavia and… Read more

2016 Bill Kennedy Medal

The Bill Kennedy Medal was initiated at the 2008 NSW SPC Annual Conference and is awarded to a member of the NSWSPC or a Life Member of the NSWSPC who has given significant service to the organisation over a sustained period of time. The 2016 awardee is Chris Bonnor AM, a former President of the… Read more

Learning Management Business Reform Pilot

The NSW Secondary Principals’ Council and the NSW Primary Principals’ Association continue to work with the NSW Department of Education to provide solutions to ensure benefits for all our public schools. The initial Learning Management Business Reform (LMBR) rollout highlighted a number of challenges for schools. The staff in those schools are instrumental in contributing… Read more

Professional Learning Day May 15 2016

The Wounded Leader: Artistry of Storytelling for professional growth and healing Have you managed a range of complex serious issues in recent years? Have you and your team found ways to stay resilient in the face of constant challenge? Would you and your senior executive team benefit from new thinking and strategies to manage your… Read more


We have consistently acknowledged the commitment by the current NSW Premier and Minister to honour the principles of the ‘Gonski’ funding model and guarantee that this funding model will be implemented for the six years of the original agreement with the Commonwealth. We also commend the Government for actually doing as they promised and providing… Read more

Need to Succeed

Thursday, 23 October, 8:45 am – 2:00 pm Pullman Hyde Park Hotel As a Professional Association The NSW SPC has maintained committed actions advocating for the agreed NERA funding with the Federal government. The significance of Gonski for education across schools, jurisdictions, states and territories cannot be understated. A commitment by the Federal Coalition for… Read more

Education Coalition ramps up funding dispute

NSW Education Alliance Forum – May 1 – NSW Parliament House Theatrette A coalition of 15 signatories from leading education groups, representing parents, unions, teachers and principals from all school systems across New South Wales have issued invitations to NSW Government and NSW Non-Government MPs’s to the NSW Education Alliance Forum where they will be… Read more


The Honourable Barry O’Farrell MP Premier NSW Minister for Western Sydney Dear Mr O’Farrell, The NSW Public Education Alliance vehemently opposes the funding cuts to education by the state government. The Public Education Alliance represents 760,000 students, public school families, 65,000 school teachers and over 2,200 principals comprising: Federation of Parents and Citizens’ Associations of… Read more

Response to new model of Support

NSWSPC responds to the NEW MODEL OF SUPPORT TO SCHOOLS AS PROPOSED BY DEC PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW PORTFOLIO NSWPPA / NSWSPC / PSPF – RESPONSE TO THE MINISTER FOR EDUCATION • As leaders of NSW Principals’ Associations, we recognise the proposed State Office and Regional realignments as a means by which DEC can fit service… Read more

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