2013 NEC Fellowship

Awarded to Greg McDonald Deputy Principal, Batemans Bay HS. The NEC Fellowship is a joint NEC/SPC project funded by NEC. The Fellowship will be awarded to an aspiring Principal who is currently a substantive Deputy Principal’s in a NSW government school. The award will be presented during the NSWSPC’s Annual General Meeting. The Fellowship aims… Read more

2012 Academy Photography Fellowship

Awarded to Peter Macbeth – Bangamalanha Principal Aboriginal Education – Western Region, NSW Bangamalanha is the name of Western NSW Regional Aboriginal Education centre. It is a Wiradjuri word that means a special place of sharing. The Academy Photography Fellowship provides funding to the amount of $4000 annually to be used for the purpose of… Read more

Honorary Life Membership for Dr. Paul Brock

NSWSPC President Christine Cawsey presenting Dr Paul Brock with his Honorary Life Membership Dr Paul Brock was awarded an Honorary Life Membership with the NSWSPC on Friday 9 September. Dr Brock supports the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – watch the video His Honorary Life Membership citation reads: Dr Paul Brock is a most worthy… Read more

2011 Bill Kennedy Medal – Andrew Newman

The 2011 Bill Kennedy Medal is awarded to Andrew Newman who has given significant service to the NSWSPC over 15 years in leading interest groups, reference groups and project teams. He has also been a state assembly delegate, ASPA observer and delegate and, since June 2007, deputy president of NSWSPC. Andrew has given, in the… Read more

2011 Academy Photography Fellowship

Awarded to Chris Presland – Principal St Clair High School, St Clair, NSW. The Academy Photography Fellowship provides funding to the amount of $4000 annually to be used for the purpose of educational research. Chris’ research is on the Consultant Principal (a future position?). He writes … It is widely accepted that the Principal of… Read more


Awarded to Jackie Saisithidej, Teacher, English & ESL St Clair High School The purpose of this award is to recognise an outstanding teacher of secondary English in NSW who has a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning in subject English. Jackie’s citation reads …. Jackie is an exceptionally dedicated, talented, knowledgeable and inspiring… Read more

SPC and UTS cement new relationship

Christine Cawsey (SPC President) and Peter Booth (Senior Deputy Vice- Chancellor- UTS) sign the MoU. Chris Presland (SPC DP), Christine Cawsey, Jim McAlpine (SPC), Geoff Riordan (UTS), Jenny Lewis (ACEL), Peter Booth, Noel West (ACEL). The NSW Secondary Principals’ Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Technology Sydney. The MoU will… Read more

SPC and the MySchool website

The SPC has played a significant role in trying to make a positive influence on the Federal Government’s decision to create the My School website. A Task Force of informed principals and former principals was formed for this purpose, and much correspondence has been entered into. Letters have been written to politicians at state and… Read more


The Principal of a comprehensive public high school in Sydney’s western suburbs opens up the My School website to find its NAPLAN results headed mostly in red and pink, indicating that not only is their performance below the national average on just about everything, but they are even below the “similar schools” average on quite… Read more

Ravitch to Obama: “Change course before it is too late”

Education historian Diane Ravitch has been talking with thousands of people as she crisscrosses the country talking about education reform and her New York Times best-selling book, “The Death and Life of the Great American School System I have written a lot about Ravitch recently because I think she occupies a unique place… Read more

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