Advocacy and support for public primary school leaders

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Welcome from the SAPPA President – Tobias O’Connor

SAPPA is the strong and credentialed voice of primary leaders in South Australia, providing an informed perspective on education issues and advocating for members on relevant matters.   We are an association of primary leader professionals promoting public education, quality leadership and the support that enables us to be and lead well.

SAPPA members are united by our commitment to equity, quality, diversity and cohesion, collaboration, community, and democracy; the characteristics of public education in SA.

Collegial support underpins SAPPA membership. Through the member only SAPPA-talk, leaders exchange ideas, share resources, and find answers to challenges. Quality professional learning builds capacity, leadership confidence and professional networks.

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SAPPA is a recognised and respected association of education leaders in public primary schools.

SAPPA promotes and influences public primary education, including consultation on development of policies and practices in the Department for Education and nationally.

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Primary Leaders: Everyday Influencers

The 2023 SAPPA Conference was held on Thursday 15 June and Friday 16 June at the Hilton Adelaide, Victoria Square. We are currently working on the 2024 and will update the website when we have secured venues and dates.

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