Australian Secondary Principals’ Association
The Australian Secondary Principals’ Association (ASPA) is a professional body that represents the interests of principals, deputy principals and assistant principals from government secondary schools across Australia. ASPA works with the profession to shape a paradigm of leadership and learning in order to create a better, preferred future for all students in Australia’s government secondary schools.
At ASPA, we are committed to ensuring that high quality government secondary education is provided to young people no matter what their geographic, social or personal circumstances are.
Our mission at ASPA is to encourage members to work together to achieve excellence in Principalship for the benefit of young Australians.
ASPA has evolved from an Association into a Company Limited by Guarantee. The presidents of each ASPA affiliate have a place on the ASPA Board with additional places allowed under the Constitution to bring the necessary expertise onto the Board.
We enjoy a unique partnership with the National Training Centre for Secondary School Principals (NTCSSP), which operates out of the East China Normal University in Shanghai and we signed an eight year Memorandum of Agreement in 2014 to formalise and continue this partnership.
At ASPA, we are proud of the hard work we have done – both in Australia and overseas – in developing leadership capacity in as many secondary schools as possible. This will continue to be a focus of ours as we move into the future.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing high quality, government secondary education to young people no matter what their geographic, social or personal circumstances are.
SASPA is an advocate for public education by:
Further developing the capacity of principals and their executive teams who are leading the continuous improvement of teaching and learning in secondary schools.
Providing networks for secondary educational practice to be shared and celebrated
enhancing the profession (and the system in which the profession works).
The Queensland Secondary Principals’ Association is the professional association for Principals, Deputy Principals and Heads of Department in government secondary schools in Queensland.
A fundamental belief of QSPA is that Department of Education schools exist to provide the best possible education for all young people in their care.
QSPA is affiliated with the Australian Secondary Principals’ Association (ASPA) which is a charter member of the International Confederation of Principals.
ACTPA members are principal and deputy principal school leaders working in all sectors of Canberra's public education system.
The ACTPA Executive structure consists of two co-presidents, and two vice co-presidents representing Primary and Secondary schools.
There are 14 elected committee members.
The Tasmanian Principals Association is a highly respected professional association which exists to provide support to public school leaders and a thriving public education system.
The TPA focuses on the highest quality leadership development. The TPA is recognised as a pivotal group in the formation of policy and strategic direction at departmental and government levels.
All sections of the media respect the professional, balanced voice of the Tasmanian Principals Association.
The Western Australian Secondary School Executives Association is the professional association representing the interests of Principals and Deputy Principals (or their equivalents) in government secondary schools.
The Association is formally recognised locally by Government, the Department of Education, the School Curriculum and Standards Authority, WACSSO, the non-government school sector, the media and by many community organisations as the body which speaks for secondary principals and deputy principals.
SCHOOLZINE founder and CEO Phil Reardon is celebrating with the news his company has been awarded a supply arrangement that will see its services promoted by Education Queensland to all public schools.
One of the fastest growing digital school service providers, Maroochydore-based Schoolzine was awarded the Standing Offer Arrangement by Education Queensland last month.
At Teachers On Net, we're passionate about making sure that great educators can find the right jobs, and that great schools can find great educators.
Each year, we list thousands of job vacancies in Australian schools and education institutions; everything from Classroom Teachers and School Support Officers to Canteen Managers and Principals!
We've been working with government and non-government education for almost 20 years.
Tap for Teacher is the all-Australian, easy-to-use app that helps you book your casual staff in a snap!
Designed in consultation with Principals, Deputies, HR Managers and Relief teachers, Tap for Teacher has all the things you’d expect; booking a teacher takes less than a minute, you can view teachers’ calendars and download reports to keep your life in order.
Contact us to try it out for a month free of charge.
ASPA is a proud supporting body of EduTECH!
As a member of ASPA, you are entitled to a 15% discount to attend any of the K-12 Congresses!
K-12 Ed Leaders Congress
K-12 IT Directors & Managers Congress
K-12 Business Managers & Administrators Congress
Future Library Congress
Use code ‘ASPA15’ to receive your 15% discount off any of the congresses, and masterclasses. Maximise your professional learning investment and spend a full day of learning with world renowned experts at any of the 10 masterclasses available.
DOWNLOAD THE K-12 SCHOOLS BROCHURE below to find out more about the agendas, speakers, and masterclasses!
EduTECH is the largest education event in Australasia, Asia Pacific and the Southern Hemisphere, held on 6-8 June at the ICC Sydney. It is one giant festival for all of education!
Featuring 10,000+ attendees, 220+ speakers and 250 exhibits. Join the entire education community this May for the biggest event in education.
To find out more, visit www.edutech.net.au
ASPA is proud to partner with The Wealth Academy, an education company focused on developing the financial life skills of Australian secondary school students.
Our members need access to resources and expertise that can respond quickly to the ever-changing landscape of the financial world. Our students need behaviours, knowledge and skills to help filter, interrogate and decipher information that will help them to make informed financial decisions in their future.
As such, ASPA welcomes the support of The Wealth Academy and its corporate partners in helping our members to provide a better, preferred financial future for all students in government secondary schools.
ReadCloud’s proprietary eBook reader delivers digital content to students and staff with extensive functionality, including the ability to make commentary in, and import third party content into eBooks.
Students and teachers can share notes, questions, videos and weblinks directly inside the eBooks turning the eBook into a place for discussion, collaboration and social learning, substantially improving learning outcomes. ReadCloud sources content for its solutions from multiple publishers so that together with its Channel Partners, the Company is able to deliver the Australian school curriculum in digital form in all states, on one platform.
ASIC’s MoneySmart Teaching Program: Australians in control of their financial lives
ASPA is proud to partner with ASIC’s MoneySmart Teaching program to build financial capability in young people.
The MoneySmart Teaching program builds confidence and capability to teach consumer and financial literacy through freely available professional learning aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, classroom resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum and the National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework and Financial Health for Teachers online modules.
Aspirations4Kids In Sport is a not-for-profit, Queensland, school sports based organisation that offers funding assistance to families facing financial hardship, disabilities, chronic illness and remote living issues so that kids in need can participate in school sport.
A4K supports the 23 different school based sports in all 12 sports regions of Queensland and offers funding assistance for students aged between 10 – 19 years old who are involved in school sports from district to regional, state and national level sport representation.
Applications are submitted online by the student’s school and it is important to note that the Principal of the school must endorse the application as a true record of the nominee’s circumstances. The funding is channelled through the school.
For any further information, please go to aspirations4kidsinsport.com.au
This year on National Bandanna Day, CanTeen celebrated 25 years of supporting young people between the ages of 12-25 who are dealing with cancer. Every year, 23,000 young Australians either have a parent with cancer, are diagnosed with cancer themselves, are dealing with a sibling’s cancer, or are coping with the death of a parent or sibling. CanTeen is here to help you and the wider school community support students who are affected by cancer in the following ways:
Provide tailored, individual support to your students impacted by cancer
If a student needs more help dealing with their cancer experience, you can connect them to a CanTeen social worker who will develop an individually tailored care plan with them. You can refer your student to CanTeen through our quick online form at https://www.canteen.org.au/health-professionals/refer or call 1800 835 932. You can also encourage the young person to join CanTeen’s online community to connect to other young people impacted by cancer and find out more about CanTeen events and services https://www.canteen.org.au
Provide services for parents of students at your school who are impacted by cancer in order to support them through parenting challenges that cancer can bring with it. Connect for Parents is an online community where parents can connect with each other and find evidence-based resources https://parents.canteenconnect.org.au. Counselling is also available for parents.
Provide in-school cancer awareness education and resources
CanTeen has developed a free, interactive school-based program ‘When Cancer Comes Along’ to educate young people about what cancer is, the warning signs, cancer risk factors and how to support a friend who is impacted by cancer. The program aligns with the national curriculum for health and physical education. To host the program at your school visit https://www.canteen.org.au/research/evaluating-school-cancer-awareness-program or see our full range of books and order free copies https://www.canteen.org.au/resource/
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