Past Conferences

2014 APPA Conference – Sydney

Creating the Future Together

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth,
22-24 October 2014

Conference Proceedings Coming Soon

2013 11th World Convention of the International Confederation of Principals – Cairns

Inspiring Global Leadership

Cairns Convention Centre,
1 – 4 July 2013

At the ICP Convention, APPA held a pre-convention symposium titled ‘A Primary Learning Conversation: Using the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers for Development and Performance’ featuring Louise Stoll of the London Centre for Leadership in Learning (Uni of London). Louise is a world renowned author and educator and she shared her insights and wisdom about principals leading educational conversations in the primary school setting. This was a ‘no cost’ symposium which was held prior to the APPA AGM on Monday 1st July.

Go to the ICP Online website to see material from the Convention presenters.

APPA Symposium
Download the  presentation by Stoll (840Kb PDF file) / Read a related literature article (268Kb PDF file) / Visit the presenter’s website.

2012 Joint APPA NZPF Trans-Tasman Conference

Our Primary Purpose: Leading and Learning

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre,
18 – 21 September 2012

The joint conference with the New Zealand Principals Association included keynote presentations by four of the world’s leading experts in education and public policy and APPA have published their conclusions in a Conference Communiqué. Plenary and Workshop sessions have been video recorded for the first time and these are available to view as well as listening to audio recordings, reading session notes or papers and viewing slide presentations.

Go to the Conference Media Library website to see material from the Convention presenters.

Read the Conference Communiqué ‘Schools in Australia are facing their greatest challenge’ (85Kb PDF file).

View the conference brochure (3Mb PDF).

2011 APPA Conference – Adelaide

A Brilliant Blend: Cultivating Primary Leadership

Adelaide Convention Centre
22-24 June 2011

A Welcome Address was delivered by APPA Presiden Norm Hart which included the presenation of Life Membership of APPA to LeonieTrimper. The Official Opening was performed by Jay Weatherill, Minister for Education in South Australia. The KidsMatter Lunch Address ‘Experience the Blend’ was given by Peter Garrett, Minister for School Education.

Read the Kids Matter Launch Address (185Kb PDF file) by the Hon Peter Garrett AM, MP.

View the conference brochure (2.5Mb PDF).

Go to the past conference proceedings page to see material from the Convention presenters.

2010 APPA Conference – Perth

Balancing Primary Leadership

Burswood Entertainment Complex
21-24 September 2010

The Opening Address was given by Colin Barnett, Premier of Western Australia, himself a former Education Minister in the State Government.

Go to the past conference proceedings page to see material from the Conference presenters.

2009 APPA Conference – Gold Coast

Surfing Sustainable Primary Education

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
16-18 September 2009

Go to the past conference proceedings page to see material from the Conference presenters.

2007 APPA Conference – Hobart

The Roaring Forties – Winds of Change: Leadership, Learning, Performance

Convention Centre, Hotel Grand Chancellor
30 September – 3 October 2007

Organised by the Tasmanian Principals Association, this was a combined APPA and Australian Secondary Principals Association conference. About 700 delegates attended the conference. The conference was opened by David Bartlett,
Minister for Education in Tasmania.

Go to the past conference proceedings page to see material from the Conference presenters.

2006 APPA Conference – Alice Springs

Venture In: To New Territory

Alice Springs Convention Centre
16-19 July 2006

The conference was held in conjunction with the Association of Northern Territory School Educational Leaders (ANTSEL)

Go to the past conference proceedings page to see material from the Conference presenters.

Past Conferences

YearVenueThemePresident
2005CanberraThe Art of Engaging Children – Living, Learning, BeingLeonie Trimper
2004MelbourneCreative Thinkers, Dynamic SchoolsTom Croker
2003AdelaideExtraordinary Leadership for Extraordinary TimesTom Croker
2002PerthPrimary Education – Primary ImportanceTony Misich
2001BrisbaneTeaching – Rediscovering its Heart and SoulTony Misich
2000ChristchurchCelebrating Leadership into the New MillenniumTony Misich
1999HobartCreative People, Creative PlacesTony Misich
1998DarwinPathways to an Optimistic FrontierChris Cameron
1997SydneyMaking the DifferenceChris Cameron
1996CanberraDiversity in a National ApproachPeter Paul
1995MelbournePrimary Education – Priority OnePeter Paul
1994AdelaideIn Our HandsMarilyn Gilbertson
1993PerthPrimary Education – Worth CelebrdatingMike Berson
1992BrisbaneThe Realisation of Potential – A Challenge for our FutureStan Plath
1991SydneyPrimary Education – Foundation and FutureBarry McConville
1990HobartCelebrating a New Era in EducationLes Bishop
1989Alice SpringsThe Restructuring of Primary Education – Issues, Influences, Inspirations (cancelled)Peter Dermody
1988CanberraToday's Children – Our Primary Link with the FutureDavid Dillon
1987MelbournePolicy Makers in Education – Would the real policy makers please stand upJohn Cabassi
1986AdelaideA Fair Way To Go – Equal OpportunityBrian Pocock
1985PerthThe Impact of Communities on the Development of Effective SchoolsDavid Nockolds
1984BrisbanePrimary Education – Quo VadisMaurie Kelly
1983SydneyThe Primary Principal, Demands, Desires, DecisionsBernie Gregory
1982LauncestonPractices, Problems, ProjectionsNigel Bentley
1981DarwinEducating Citizens for the 21st CenturyBrian Hassell
1980CanberraEducational Patterns of the 1980sRon Sandeman
1979MelbournePreparing Principals for Schools in the 1980sJim Downey
1978PerthRole of the Principal in Staff DevelopmentDon Wignall
1977BrisbaneCurriculum Development in SchoolsMaurie Kelly
1976SydneyRole of the PrincipalKevin Hepworth
1975Launceston
1974AdelaidePressures For Educational ChangeNeil Mason