With 750+ full delegates and another near 100 coming in for a day or two, the APPA 2018 conference theme of Visionary Leadership saw Government, Catholic and Independent principals from across Australia gather as one. Each primary school no matter state, territory or sector is quite unique; yet there is also much we share as leaders and as school communities. As I travel and meet those working in primary education, I am always struck by the deep focus teachers and on each child.
The conference saw an exceptional array of keynote speakers and insightful concurrent sessions. Whether delegates heard Lee Watanabe-Crocket giving context to the practical actions required in modern classrooms or AITSL CEO Lisa Rodgers highlight the importance of effective leadership and quality teaching, there is no doubt that this was a conference that inspired and engaged.
Many thanks to all our Western Australian colleagues – too many to name – who played a part in ensuring the tremendous success of the Perth Conference. The venue, organisation and program were all superb.