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


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

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