Information for Delegates

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The SAPPA Conference will be held on Thursday 16 June and Friday 17 June 2022 at the Stamford Grand, Glenelg.

Connect with primary education leaders of South Australia’s public schools at this year’s annual SAPPA conference being held from 16-17 June at the Stamford Grand, Glenelg.

Thursday 16 June

The registration desk and sponsor exhibitions open at 7.45am on Thursday 16 June.

After the Welcome to Country, new Education Minister Blair Boyer will open the conference.

We have a great selection of speakers this year – please refer to the program for the full schedule.

At the end of the day after your free time, you are welcome to attend pre dinner drinks and canapes with delegates and sponsors from 6pm.

Conference Dinner begins at 6.30pm and includes light entertainment until 11pm.

Friday 17 June

A slightly later start on Friday gives you the choice of having a slow morning or perhaps spending some time with colleagues over breakfast.

Another great day with colleagues begins and will include interesting speakers and discussion.

Early Bird Prize

Be one of the first 50 people to register to be in the draw to win a Adelaide Bridge Climb experience for two people.


To benefit from the conference’s amazing networking opportunities, we recommend staying overnight at the Stamford Grand—we have secured a terrific conference rate with a variety of rooms, including a delicious breakfast in The Promenade Restaurant overlooking pristine Glenelg Beach.

To reserve your room at the discounted rate, please call (08) 8376 1222, ask for ‘reservations’ and quote the conference code ‘SAP150621’.

Grand City King Room

  • Per room per night
  • Including breakfast for one


Grand City Twin Room

  • Per room per night
  • Including breakfast for two


Grand Ocean King Room

  • Per room per night
  • Including breakfast for one


Grand Ocean King Room

  • Per room per night
  • Including breakfast for two


All guests will be entitled to the negotiated rate on the 15-17 June 2022inclusive. The rate on either side of this date will be subject to availability at the time of booking. A valid credit card number will be required at the time of booking to confirm your reservation. All bookings will have a 24-hour cancellation policy.



Registration is $850 for SAPPA members and $990 for non-SAPPA members (including GST).

The registration fee includes the conference dinner on the Thursday night.



Conference Networking Dinner

The SAPPA Conference networking dinner on Thursday 16 June is included in your registration fee and is a great tradition for conference delegates. The food at the Stamford Grand is exemplary and you will enjoy fine dining, fine wine and a chance to catch up with your colleagues over dinner.

Following dinner, casual entertainment will be provided or you may want to join your colleagues for a quiet drink in the Horizons Cocktail Bar on the ground floor.


Car Parking

Parking is available at the multi story car park opposite the Stamford Grand (entrance and exit is via St Johns Row). For conference attendees, there is a discounted rate of $10 per day or $20 per 24 hours if staying overnight at the hotel. You must have your ticket validated by concierge to receive the discount.

Travel Claims

SAPPA members from country regions are entitled to reimbursement for personal travel expenses but not if your school has paid.  If you are from a country region and the round trip in your car is > 250 km, you will be reimbursed at the rate of 30c per km. Claims will be processed after the conference and upon receipt of a claim form with accompanying receipts attached. Claim forms will be available at the conference from the SAPPA Desk or by contacting Bernice at [email protected]. Claims must be received by the beginning of term 3 (Monday 25 July 2022)


Accommodation costs, landline calls from your room, beverages outside conference drinks packages and all other personal incidentals are your responsibility and will be at your own expense.

Wi-Fi will be available throughout the hotel at no additional cost, but if you experience any problems, please see Bernice or Christine.

Please ensure that all mobile phones are turned off or set to Silent during conference proceedings.

For those who have booked accommodation, please note that check out time is 11am each day so you will need to allow some extra time on Friday morning to vacate your room and check out at Reception on the ground floor.

We hope you have an enjoyable and insightful time at the 2022 SAPPA Conference.

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