To enjoy and have access to an Australian wide collegial network of independent primary school educators and leaders is paramount in our current educational climate. Since IPSHA’s (Independent Primary School Heads of Australia) inception in 1952 we have been about providing such collegial support and professional learning opportunities to Primary Heads. We aspire to:
- Empower school leaders for student success
- Facilitate a national independent primary voice
- Deliver quality Professional learning
- Provide collegial support
With a professional voice on matters pertaining to independent education through the peak educational bodies such as APPA, Principal’s Australia and AITSL, IPSHA is well placed to ensure the needs of our students, schools and communities are clearly represented and argued.
IPSHA is also committed to supporting Heads through the provision of services to both the teachers and students in our schools. Through professional learning umbrella groups for teachers in a broad array of key learning areas, we are able to provide collegial sharing and professional development opportunities. Educational, cultural and sporting events are offered variously to our students at a State level to facilitate student performance, interactions and engagement through the organisation of high calibre events that are beyond the scope of individual schools.
Headship can be a lonely road. IPSHA is firmly committed to supporting all Primary Heads through the delivery of professional learning, collegial support and the communication of educational changes and challenges at both State and National levels. Our intent is to ensure that the road is less lonely and the educational journey a rewarding and supported one for all Heads.
Federal IPSHA President 2012-2014