Outstanding leaders; world class schools.
Support, develop and strengthen educational leadership capabilities to improve educational outcomes for state school students in Queensland.
• Member contribution
Our Critical Success Factors
• A strong membership base.
• Transparent decision-making and communication.
• Recognition by Queensland education stakeholders as a powerful, influential and credible body.
• A service oriented association focused on member wellbeing.
• National and international reputation as a peak agency for promoting, supporting and developing excellent school leadership.
• Sustainable financial capability.
• A governance structure that effectively supports operations.
Born in 1966 as the Queensland State Schools Head Teachers Association, the Queensland Association of State School Principals began through a need to voice concerns about change in the education system. Head Teachers from Brisbane were anxious to support their rural colleagues under a new pay scale which gave significant pay rises to principals (note the name change in 1969) but with the introduction of rental on school housing.
The Association was run from Brisbane. Allan Greenwood, Ian Sharpe and Frank Killorn were well known throughout the state. They sent out minutes of meetings held in Brisbane to members across the State. They held meetings with the Department, but not on industrial matters. Each August, starting with the first year, they held an annual luncheon and meeting in August in Brisbane.
Change of Name
In the late sixties, there was a name change to the Queensland Primary Principals Association due to a name change from Head Master to Principal.
The first edition of the association journal was published in 1975. It has always been known as 'The Queensland Principal' and is now in its 29th volume. The journal began as a newsletter which has evolved over the years into a greatly sought after source of professional reading.
A New Image
Also known as The Queensland Primary Principals Association, it was at the Mackay State Conference in 1991 when the Queensland Association of State School Principals was created on a motion from John O’Donohue. A new image based on our current logo was developed through the efforts of Tom Hardy, who was a member of Management Committee at that time.
Latest: 11 May 2013
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