Bridging the Digital Divide

By |2021-06-01T12:26:26+10:001st June 2021|

The Bridging the Digital Divide team is in the process of finalising school contribution calculations and principals of eligible schools will be advised of their individual contribution before the start of Term 3. This communication will include a detailed breakdown of each school’s contribution calculation using the data entered into the Department’s IT Asset Management system. Following the confirmation being [...]


By |2021-06-01T12:24:54+10:001st June 2021|

How harmful is social media to teenagers’ mental health? According to one recent research study, social media is no more harmful than television was for young people in the 1990s.  The study looked at more than 430,000 young people aged 10 to 15 in the UK and US. It found no evidence that any link between mental ill health and [...]

Victorian Budget 2021-22

By |2021-06-01T12:23:28+10:001st June 2021|

The recent state budget highlights ongoing commitment to the educational sector and we commend the state government on recent announcements. With a combined investment of $716 million, ongoing commitment has been demonstrated in the key areas of student wellbeing,  teacher development and school infrastructure. Of particular interest and note is the $12.2 million allocated to reducing the administrative and compliance [...]

John Handley

By |2021-05-10T10:33:54+10:0010th May 2021|

After 5 years of service in supporting members and working with the executive team, John has advised that he is withdrawing from his service to the APF and stepping back in order to provide opportunity for others to contribute.  John has provided wonderful advocacy and support and has been a true champion for APF members.  Those who have worked closely [...]

EBA Negotiations

By |2021-05-10T10:29:48+10:0010th May 2021|

The bargaining team continues to campaign strongly on behalf of the Principal Class in an attempt to reach a new agreement.   At the centre of our discussions are matters relating to workload, salary and conditions.  As an industrial organisation that is representative of only Principals and Assistant Principals, the APF is not conflicted in its capacity to represent members.  Only [...]

Welcome back

By |2021-02-03T09:21:05+10:003rd February 2021|

A warm welcome back to 2021. We hope this year brings health, happiness and stability after what was a very challenging year for all last year. We encourage all our members to reach out to us if they need support, guidance or even just a chat. All the best, Gemma Naylor Executive Officer 04 12 584 002     [...]

Increase to APF Membership Fees

By |2020-12-07T13:54:19+10:007th December 2020|

Please note there has been a small increase to the APF Membership fees from the start of 2021. You should have received an email regarding this, if you have not had correspondence from us please contact contact Gemma on

APF Financial Audits 2019-2020

By |2020-09-24T11:02:44+10:0024th September 2020|

The APF Financial Audits for the 2019-2020 financial year are available for viewing now in the members only section. Should you have any questions please contact Gemma Naylor at  

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