Reforms will strengthen the HSC’s standing

The NSW SPC believes changes to the HSC announced by the Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli on 19 July 2016 will ensure the HSC remains a rigorous, relevant credential for NSW students, as well as enhance its already highly recognised status as a quality academic credential. NSW SPC President, Chris Presland, said the introduction of… Read more

NSW Secondary Principals’ Council elects new President

The NSW Secondary Principals’ Council (NSWSPC) is pleased to announce the election of Chris Presland as the new President of the NSWSPC. The NSWSPC is the professional body representing Principals of government schools and colleges in NSW that have secondary school enrolments. The Council works closely with senior officials from the NSW Department of Education… Read more

2016 Bill Kennedy Medal – Chris Bonnor

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


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… Read more


NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell is failing NSW school students with his refusal to either sign up to the Prime Minister’s funding reform package or give an unequivocal commitment to do so before the 30 June deadline. “It would be an educational disaster for NSW students if the Premier fails to take the opportunity to inject… Read more


The New South Wales Secondary Principals’ Council (NSW SPC) has urged the NSW Government to back the Federal Government’s endorsement of a needs-based funding model that will support the education of all children in the state. “Finally, we have action to rectify the inequity of opportunity in Australia where some students have not been given… 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

2015 Bill Kennedy Medal – Christine Cawsey AM

The 2015 Bill Kennedy Medal is awarded to Christine Cawsey, AM, a person with an enduring commitment to Public Education, the NSWSPC and the development of quality leadership in secondary schools across NSW. Christine demonstrates dynamic, inspirational, creative and influential leadership. Her capacity to inspire others has been evidenced at school, community, regional and state… Read more

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?… Read more

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