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To contact AGPPA:

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 calls for greater understanding about the limitations of NAPLAN (16 Aug 2016)

AGPPA calls on the Federal Government to recognise the extraordinary work that schools and teachers do to continue to optimise student learning and outcomes. While we acknowledge that NAPLAN is one indicator of performance it only measure aspects of the total curriculum taught in schools.

Gabrielle Leigh President of AGPPA, Australian Government Primary Principals Association emphasizes “ Not everything we do in schools is measurable by NAPLAN. Jurisdictions and schools use a variety of evidence based measures to provide feedback to students, families and educators. These measures ensure that teachers know their students well. NAPLAN rarely provides information to teachers that is not already known.”

Click here to download the complete media release.

Read more: Media Release: AGPPA calls for greater understanding about the limitations of NAPLAN (16 Aug 2016)

 

Media Release: AGPPA Calls for a Refocus around NAPLAN (9 Aug 2016)

The Australian Government Primary Principals Association (AGPPA) calls on the Federal Government to acknowledge the extraordinary work that schools and teachers do to continue to provide a high quality education for Australian students.

Schools use a range of qualitative and quantitative measures to assess important abilities, knowledge and behaviours of students, beyond the narrow focus of literacy and numeracy in NAPLAN.

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

AGPPA President Gabrielle Leigh said a high quality education goes beyond the measures of NAPLAN. “Schools also focus on the development of creativity, critical thinking, application of problem solving skills and personal attributes which are needed to develop a future workforce.”

Read more: Media Release: AGPPA Calls for a Refocus around NAPLAN (9 Aug 2016)

 

The State of Australia's Schools

Uneven Playing Field: The State of Australia's Schools - the title of an education article available for download.

Click here to download the article.

The starting point for this report is one question – what does the My School website data tell us about the current state of Australian schools?

 

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.

 

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.