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NSWSPC Calendar

Mon Aug 01, 2016
Education Week
Tue Aug 02, 2016
Education Week
Wed Aug 03, 2016
Education Week
Thu Aug 04, 2016
Education Week
Fri Aug 05, 2016
Education Week
Wed Aug 10, 2016
Retired Principals' lunch - 12 pm
Wed Aug 24, 2016
Executive Meeting
Thu Aug 25, 2016
State Assembly
Fri Aug 26, 2016
Professional Learning Day
Fri Sep 23, 2016
End Term 3
Mon Oct 10, 2016
Term 4 starts
Tue Oct 18, 2016
Executive Meeting

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Regional and R/G meetings are in the Members area calendar.

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1 - 5 August



2016 Academy Photography Fellowship


Awarded to Paul Owens - Principal
Kirrawee 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 Paul's research seeks to better understand the relationship between the core measures that variably help to inform effective teaching and learning: achievement, aptitude, self-efficacy, motivation and engagement, and the Schools Excellence Framework.

He writes ...

There has been mounting evidence over recent years that, once factors beyond a school's control are accounted for (e.g. parents' level of education, SES), expectation and educational outcomes are neither dependent on, nor influenced by, the educational destination of students: Public, Catholic or Independent (Bonnor and Shepherd 2016, Cobbold 2015, Mulheron 2015). These findings reaffirm the efficacy of, and confidence in, public education and the very broad cross section of society that it represents. Indeed, there is little dispute that public education outcomes reflect the widest range of achievement standards, cultural diversity, learning challenges, and intrinsic motivations. The deeper question remains however, which of these factors, or even more likely, the interaction of these factors, would more readily buttress confidence in public education and therefore help predict student and school success within the public education system?



Sunday 1 May 2016.

Malcolm Turnbull has rejected the entitlement of every child in an Australian School to access quality needs-based education and abandoned students most in need.

The Gonski Review provided a thoroughly researched series of School Funding recommendations for all students, in all schools across all Australian educational jurisdictions, states and territories and the Coalition should be funding the full six years of Gonski.

“Students in my school and thousands of other young people in our schools nationally will not get the individual and relevant additional learning support that they need and deserve,” said Lila Mularczyk, President, NSW Secondary Principals’ Council and Principal, Merrylands High School.

“Gonski resourcing in NSW schools is showing significant improvements in student learning. Young people most in need are accessing targeted learning support as highlighted by the evidence shared in recent years by NSW School Principals”, Ms Mularczyk said.

“Mr Turnbull’s announcement will relegate our most needy students and our nation to further educational decline. We have the opportunity to rectify the educational inequality throughout our diverse schooling systems. The Federal Coalition is proposing an inadequately funded model, more than $3 billion short of the six year needs-based Gonski model,” she said.

“How does a Government decide on a policy where some students have access to a quality education and others don’t?“


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.

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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 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.