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NSWSPC Calendar

Wed Dec 16, 2015
End Term 4
Thu Dec 17, 2015
School Development Day
Fri Dec 18, 2015
School Development Day
Wed Jan 27, 2016
School Development Day - Eastern
Thu Jan 28, 2016
Term 1 Starts - Eastern
Wed Feb 03, 2016
School Development Day - Western
Thu Feb 04, 2016
Term 1 Starts - Western
Fri Feb 05, 2016
Term 1 Starts - Western
Mon Feb 08, 2016
Executive Meeting
Wed Mar 02, 2016
Executive Meeting
Thu Mar 03, 2016
State Assembly
Fri Mar 04, 2016
Professional Learning Day

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Schools Spectacular - 27 & 28 November 2015

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LMBR Update

15 November 2015

Dear Colleague,

As you will be aware I attend and present at a number of regional SPC meetings around NSW each school term. At each meeting I present on a number of topics. For each topic I request feedback and interactive commentary from my colleagues. I have noted the changing and more positive tone and content of discourse around LMBR in schools.

Over the course of much of this year (in particular more recent months) I have been consistently informed at regional meetings (metropolitan and rural/remote areas) by 229 principals that they feel far more confident in the progress of LMBR. In fact it has been noted that improvements are clearly evident and of course valued.

At each of the most recent meetings (and other communication via email and telephone) I have heard further commentary around principals having much greater confidence in LMBR delivery and as previously mentioned supported by noted improvements in operations.


2015 ACEL Awards

On Friday July 24th, the NSW Branch of ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leaders) proudly welcomed over 85 educational leaders and their guests from across the region for an evening of celebration and recognition.

The ACEL NSW Branch Executive, along with those in attendance, honoured and acknowledged the contributions to the education profession from the award winners. Our congratulations go to the four NSWSPC members who received awards.

SPC Group

JJarvis Joanne Jarvis, Principal at Engadine HS,
conferred as an ACEL NSW Fellow by
Ann McIntyre, ACEL NSW Branch President

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  Lila Mularczyk, Principal at Merrylands 
HS and NSWSPC President, receiving
the 2015 Patrick Duignan Award.
 Kim Chapman, Principal at Rouse  
Hill HS, receiving the
ACEL NSW Leadership Award
Stacey Quince, Principal at
  Campbelltown PAHS, receiving the  
ACEL NSW Leadership Award.




2015 Academy Photography Fellowship


Awarded to Stacey Quince - Principal
Campbelltown Performing Arts 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 Stacey's research is to seek to address the following questions:

  • To what extent do learning spaces support quality pedagogical practices?
  • How can NSW DEC Secondary Schools draw on current research and examples to maximise the use of space for improved learning experiences for students?
  • What processes can be employed in NSW DEC Secondary Schools to build the capacity of teachers to utilise learning spaces more effectively?
  • How can NSW DEC Secondary Schools evaluate the impact of flexible learning spaces on teacher practice and student engagement?

She writes ...

Research in the area of learning environments is a rapidly developing field, with educators and academics alike recognising the importance that space plays in the role of learning (Dumont and Istance, 2010; Blackmore, 2011; Heppell, 2013). Whilst the need to shift the "old paradigm" though new and emerging pedagogies to more effectively meet the needs C21st learners is well documented, there is a need to reconceptualise the role that space plays in this shift and, more fundamentally, provide school leaders with strategies and tools to be able to transform space and how it is used. This requires a process that can both build the capacity of teachers to implement new pedagogies, as well as enable leadership teams to transform existing learning environments to maximise the impact of these new pedagogies.

2015 Bill Kennedy Medal

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2015 Bill Kennedy Medal awardee Christine Cawsey, Principal, Rooty Hill High School
receiving her award from Bill Kennedy


The 2015 Bill Kennedy Medal is awarded to a person with an enduring commitment to Public Education, the NSW SPC and the development of quality leadership in secondary schools across NSW.

The recipient demonstrates dynamic, inspirational, creative and influential leadership. Her capacity to inspire others has been evidenced at school, community, regional and state levels, as well as in relation to a wide range of professional associations. As a former President of the NSW Secondary Principals' Council and as a highly credentialed and credible Principal, she has been an outstanding advocate for public education, its students and teachers.