Submission to the Review of the loading for students with disability

September 2019

The Inquiry is taking place in the context of schools experiencing an increasing number of students with disability and other challenging learning needs. It is well documented that, with a higher incidence of children with serious medical conditions in the population at large, there is a greater likelihood of these children being in primary classrooms than twenty years ago.


APPA Submission: Review of the Melbourne Declaration

June 2019

In order to submit this feedback, APPA surveyed members of its 27-member National Advisory Council. Their key suggestions are:
i. The Declaration speaks to teachers and be relevant to their work;
ii. Student voice is present and student agency fostered;
iii. The Declaration’s goals are sufficiently resourced; and,
iv. The Declaration has a clear raison d’etre and be fit for purpose.


APPA Teacher Registration Review Submission 2018

May 2019

National Review of Teacher Registration.

A link to the National Review information can be found via the link to the aitsl site below.

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APPA's Response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Issues Paper 9

September 2015

The Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA), representing the principals and heads of school 
in government, Catholic and independent primary schools in all states and territories, welcomes the 
opportunity to provide a response to Issues Paper 9. Our response is based upon the professional 
opinions and experiences of primary school leaders working in schools and has been collated through a 
number of our member associations.


Vision for a Science Nation: APPA Response to Consultation Paper

August 2015

APPA believes that there is the foundation for greatest long‐term impact on Australia’s STEM 
performance when primary teachers have the necessary depth of content knowledge and 
pedagogical skills required to deliver the Australian Curriculum. Equally importantly, this must be 
supported by strong leadership capacity that supports effective and knowledgeable teaching, 
and the resourcing levels that allow for innovative and active lessons.  


APPA Senate Inquiry Submission: Current levels of access and attainment for students with disability in the school system, and the impact on students and families associated with inadequate levels of support

August 2015

This submission sets out the response of the Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) to the Senate inquiry into current levels of access and attainment for students with disability in the school system, and the impact on students and families associated with inadequate levels of support. APPA represents 7,200 Government, Catholic and Independent primary school principals in all states and territories.


2015 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 – APPA’s Response

July 2015


APPA Submission to Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group

June 2015

The Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) is pleased to present this submission on behalf of the more than 7,000 primary school leaders it represents in affiliate state and territory professional associations.

The submission is based on previous work undertaken by the association and is the result of a recent APPA National Executive Council meeting workshop that investigated the current Initial Teacher Education (ITE) situation being experienced by principals in primary schools. Twenty-three state and territory association presidents were joined by national sector presidents and considered the Issues Paper in light of the expertise and experience of their members.


APPA Submission to the Australian Government Review of the Australian Curriculum

March 2014

The submission provides advice from APPA to the Australian Government Review of the Australian Curriculum. The document identifies major issues requiring attention in any review process potentially leading to revision of the curriculum. The principal issue highlighted is the overcrowding of the curriculum which imposes unrealistic expectations regarding what can be covered in the primary school year and stretches the experise of teachers.


Principals as Literacy Leaders: Project submission

September 2008

The Principals as Literacy Leaders pilot is designed to develop the capabilities of primary school principals as 'effective literacy leaders'. It is focused around the need to develop both capabilities in literacy and in leadership.