SPC Media Release: Principal Wellbeing

The NSW Secondary Principals’ Council is urging the State Government to invest in more training, resources and support services for school leaders, with the latest wellbeing survey showing alarming levels of overwork, burnout and stress after the COVID pandemic.  The Australian Principal Occupational, Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey 2020 is a longitudinal study tracking trends… Read more

Craig Petersen commences as Acting NSW SPC President

Following the mid-term retirement of Chris Presland, the NSW SPC is pleased to announce that Craig Petersen, current NSW SPC Deputy President and College Principal – Denison College of Secondary Education, has been selected to fill the Acting President’s role from the beginning of Term 3 2019 until June 2020. Mr. Petersen said he was delighted to… Read more

2019 SPC Retired Principal Award

Congratulations to the inaugural winner of the SPC Retired Principal Award, Brian Ralph! This award is presented to a person who has been a SPC member and has, post retirement from the NSW DoE,  made a significant contribution to the SPC  and / or to the SPC retired principal network.    

2019 Bill Kennedy Medal – Christine Del Gallo

The 2019 Bill Kennedy Medal is awarded to Christine Del Gallo for her enduring commitment to Public Education, the NSW SPC and the development of quality leadership in secondary schools across NSW. Christine demonstrates dynamic, inspirational, creative and influential leadership and her capacity to inspire others has been evidenced at school, community, regional, state and national levels, as well… Read more

2019 MSP Photography Fellowship

The 2019 MSP Photography Fellowship Awardee is Janeen Silcock (Principal, Ballina Coast High School). Congratulations Janeen! Janeen will use the fellowship grant to investigate the Collaborative Response Model (CRM) to support schools and leaders in structuring their educational setting to identify, respond and support learners and teachers working with them. As a business partner of… Read more

2019 NSW Budget

The NSW SPC welcomes the additional funding for schools announced as part of the 2019 NSW State Budget. However, SPC President, Chris Presland, said it is crucial that funding is allocated to the students with the greatest needs: “The announcement of $18.5bn, up more than one billion on last year’s finding allocation, is certainlymost welcome…. Read more

Federal Election Result

With the re-election of the Liberal National Party Government, the SPC calls on Scott Morrison to revisit the issue of education funding. The President of the SPC, Chris Presland, said sector blind funding was crucial to the educational success of all students: “Public schools play a crucial role in educating and providing opportunities for our… Read more

NSW must lead the way on the Schooling Resource Standard

With the upcoming NSW and Federal elections, the issue of school funding is again in the headlines. SPC President, Chris Presland, said this interest presented an opportunity to highlight the importance of the Schooling Resource Standard (SRS): “The SRS is an estimate of how much total public funding a school needs to meet the educational… Read more

Survey results highlight increasing workload intensification for Principals

The SPC is concerned about the increasing workload intensification being experienced by principals in public schools following the release of 2018 data from The Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey. The President of the SPC, Chris Presland, said these findings come as no surprise: “We have been surveying SPC members for a number… Read more

2018 MSP Photography Fellowship

The 2018 MSP Photography Fellowship Awardee is Denise Lofts (Principal, Ulladulla High School). Congratulations Denise! Denise will use the fellowship grant to investigate a sustainable model of mindfulness and wellbeing for Principals. As a business partner of the NSW Secondary Principals’ Council, MSP Photography provides an annual $3000 fellowship to support research aimed at improving policy and practice… Read more

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