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To contact AGPPA:

Phone 08 6380 1755







Promoting and Advocating for Government Primary Schools

President's Welcome

The Australian Government Primary Principal Association (AGPPA) is the national body for Primary Principals at Government Schools.

Our core focus is to provide a unified and authoritative voice to promote and advocate for Public Primary Principals and Schools.

AGPPA represents over 5,300 Primary School leaders from Government Schools across all States and Territories.

For more information, see About AGPPA.

Ian Anderson, WAPPA President


AGPPA President

Ian Anderson

To Contact AGPPA

AGPPA President: Ian Anderson


Phone: 08 6380 1755

Media Release: AGPPA calls for a full and independent review of NAPLAN (9 March 2018)

The Australian Government Primary Principals Association (AGPPA), representing over 5200 government schools with primary students, calls on Federal and State Governments to commit to a full and independent review of NAPLAN, and the MySchool website, which have now been in place for a decade. This must include an analysis of the impact on students and schools.

AGPPA President Ian Anderson said “Schools use a range of measures to assess important abilities, knowledge and behaviours of students, well beyond the narrow focus of literacy and numeracy testing covered in NAPLAN. Decisions regarding school effectiveness, student performance and resourcing levels must be based much more broadly than on NAPLAN data. Schools also focus on the development of creativity, critical thinking, application of problem solving skills and personal attributes which are needed to develop active and informed future citizens of Australia.”

Click here to download the complete media release.

Read more: Media Release: AGPPA calls for a full and independent review of NAPLAN (9 March 2018)


Position Papers November 2016

Education – a Cost or an Investment? Needs-based School Funding

Click here to download the pdf.

Equitable Funding for Australian Government Primary Schools 

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Strategic Plan

Promoting and Advocating for Public Primary Schools

AGPPA's Strategic Plan is now available. Click here to download the PDF file.

This strategic plan will guide AGPPA's directions and activities into the future.