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 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

Latest NAPLAN analysis reflects importance of needs-based funding

Recent analysis by Macquarie University researchers indicates that the area in which a student goes to school is one of the clearest predictors of year 5 NAPLAN reading scores.[1]NSW SPC President, Chris Presland, said that while the report is confronting it is trend that has been reflected by data for some time: “The fact that… Read more

SPC Media Release: NSW Government education funding announcement

The NSW SPC welcomes the announcement that the NSW Government will spend an extra $6.4 billion on all schools over the next 10 years. NSW SPC President, Chris Presland, said the funding agreement was particularly pleasing for NSW public schools: “Yesterday’s announcement includes an extra $712 million for public schools which represents a step in the right direction… Read more

Media Release: SPC Response to Labor Promises on School Funding

The SPC welcomes the pledge made by Bill Shorten to invest an additional $14 billion in public education over 10 years if Labor wins the next federal election. The SPC President, Chris Presland, said such an investment reflects the importance of a fair approach to education funding: “What is required is a needs-based funding model… Read more

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