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


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

2014 Bill Kennedy Medal – Bernie Roebuck

The award in 2014 is given to Bernie Roebuck, 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… Read more

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: Examine the relationship between factors that affect principal leadership practice in the implementation of SBM policy… Read more

2013 Bill Kennedy Medal – Dianne Hennessy

The 2013 Bill Kennedy Medal is awarded to Dianne Hennessy who was a principal in three schools in three different regions and a member of NSWSPC from 1994. It is a privilege for the NSWSPC to recognise a member with such a distinguished record of voluntary service to our professional association. Dianne was an elected… Read more


Parents of all students in NSW schools will be thrilled that the Premier Barry O’Farrell has led the Australian States by being the first leader to sign up the Gonski education funding reform package. “This is a great day for students in NSW schools, an especially important day for those students who have been struggling… Read more

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