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Phone 03 8379 4000

Email: gleigh@vpa.org.au

 

 

 

 

 

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.

In 2015/16 the AGPPA strategic plan will focus on four key areas:

  1. Primary Resourcing: Gonski Funding Years 5 & 6
  2. Leadership Induction and Capability
  3. Principal Well-Being
  4. Primary/Secondary Funding Imbalance

For more information, see About AGPPA.

Gabrielle Leigh, VPA President

Gabrielle Leigh AGPPA President










AGPPA President

Gabrielle Leigh

To Contact AGPPA

AGPPA President: Gabrielle Leigh

Email: gleigh@vpa.org.au

Phone: 03 8379 4000


Media Release: AGPPA Welcomes new Shadow Education Minister (23 July 2016)

The Australian Government Primary Principals Association, AGPPA, the national body for primary principals in government schools, congratulates Hon Tanya Plibersek MP on her appointment as Shadow Federal Minister for Education. AGPPA President Gabrielle Leigh welcomes the opportunity to work with Tanya Plibersek around key education initiatives recognising the importance of education in growing a healthy and fairer nation.

Ms Leigh said, “We look forward to establishing a positive relationship with the Shadow Education Minister and working together in strengthening our education system. We hope to continue the discussion about the importance of needs-based funding in government primary schools”.

An AGPPA research paper titled Building Our Nation Through Public Education, written by Emeritus Professor Alan Reid from the University of South Australia found that the consequences of inadequate resources for children in need could have a lasting effect on the educational future of our nation.

Click here to download the media release.

 

Media Release: Federal Education Minister (19 July 2016)

Australian Government Primary Principals Welcome Reappointed Education Minister

The Australian Government Primary Principals Association, AGPPA, the national body for primary principals in government schools, congratulates Senator Simon Birmingham on his reappointment as Federal Minister for Education and Training.

AGPPA President Gabrielle Leigh welcomes the opportunity to work with Senator Birmingham around key education initiatives.

Ms Leigh said, “We look forward to continuing a positive relationship with the Education Minister and working with strengthening our education system. We hope to re-open the discussion about the importance of needs-based funding in government primary schools

An AGPPA research paper titled Building Our Nation Through Public Education, written by Emeritus Professor Alan Reid from the University of South Australia found that the consequences of inadequate resources for children in need could have a lasting effect on the educational future of our nation.

Click here to download the media release in PDF format.

 

Media Release: Uneven Playing Field: The State of Australian Schools (15 June 2016)

Report by Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepherd Report (CPD)

The Australian Government Primary Principals Association (AGPPA), the national body for primary principals in government schools endorses the recent Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepherd report as valuable and informative research, highlighting that Australia is falling behind on the issues of equity and excellence in our schools system.

Click here to download the media release in a PDF file.

Examining key data from the My School website the report, The Uneven Playing Field: The State of Australian Schools, released nationally on 1 June supports AGPPA’s position on the need for Gonski Funding in years 5 and 6 to be implemented in full. AGPPA President Gabrielle Leigh said, “The findings are vital and the recommendations are a positive first step in renewing reform and balance in the school system”.

AGPPA is calling on Government to initiate a constructive dialogue with stakeholders in the sector to revitalise commitment to Gonski reforms.

AGPPA believes the recommendations provided by the Gonski funding model provide a fair and visionary approach to supporting students, regardless of their circumstances, to achieve to their potential. AGPPA is committed to a fully resourced, needs based funding model which helps our most disadvantaged students.

Ms Leigh said, “Gonski provides a once in a generation opportunity to make a difference for all learners, particularly primary students, that cannot afford to be missed.” The Centre for Policy Development report shows that the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged student outcomes is widening. Now is the time to invest in sector-blind and equitable resourcing enabling schools to provide the best possible learning opportunities.

AGPPA is committed to this important issue and recently commissioned Emeritus Professor Alan Reid from the University of South Australia to conduct a valuable research paper titled, Building Our Nation Through Public Education. The findings are currently being promoted in every capital city around Australia and reinforce the widespread belief that a needs-based funding approach is a smart way to strengthen our nation.

 

AGPPA National Council

AGPPA National Council Meeting, held in Canberra 29 February - 1 March, 2016

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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.