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NSWSPC Calendar

Wed Jun 03, 2015
Student Principal for a day
Mon Jun 08, 2015
Executive Meeting
Tue Jun 09, 2015
NSWSPC Annual Conference
Wed Jun 10, 2015
NSWSPC Annual Conference
Thu Jun 11, 2015
NSWSPC Annual Conference
Fri Jun 26, 2015
End Term 2
Mon Jul 13, 2015
School Development Day
Mon Jul 20, 2015
Executive Meeting
Mon Jul 27, 2015
Education Week
Tue Jul 28, 2015
Education Week
Wed Jul 29, 2015
Education Week
Thu Jul 30, 2015
Education Week

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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 much-needed funds direct to our schools.

It is important that we and our communities realise that Gonski strongly advocated for fair, equitable and transparent recurrent funding based on student need, but also equally strongly made the case that our Public Schools were hugely under-funded in capital programs, school infrastructure and facilities, compared with non-government schools.

As leaders of our Public Schools, we know only too well that high quality teaching makes a big difference for students, but we also see on a daily basis that facilities, buildings and technology access are also vital to successful learning and teaching. Parents and community members also see the positive impact on their children of quality teaching and a quality school that is up-to-date and has well-equipped buildings and facilities.

In the lead-up to the State Election on the 28th March, on behalf of our 500 Principals, their students and school communities, the NSWSPC calls on all political parties to acknowledge the value to our State and our Nation of a strong, well-resourced Public Schooling System. The funding principles of 'Gonski' must be embedded for the foreseeable future both in the immediacy of need for capital expenditure in our Public Schools and recurrent needs-based funding via the NSW RAM methodology.


2014 Academy Photography Fellowship


Awarded to June Hingston - Principal
(ex 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).

2014 Bill Kennedy Medal

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2014 Bill Kennedy Medal awardee Bernie Roebuck, Principal, Finley High School.
With him (L-R) Lila Mularczyk (P), Chris Presland (DP), Andrew Newman (DP), Dianne Hennessy (2013 Awardee)


The award in 2014 is given to a person who represents everything a public school educator should be: a fierce advocate, a passionate teacher, an exceptional Principal and a leader committed to advancing public education. Bernie has worked across regions as a leader in professional associations, influencing the direction of education in this state for three decades. He has been a member of the NSW Secondary Principals' Council since 1998 and a principal in three leadership contexts.