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APF Facebook Page

By |2020-05-25T16:16:37+10:0025th May 2020|

Our Facebook page is live. Thank you to Vice President, Andrew Cock, for his work on this.

Your Wellbeing, Julie Podbury

By |2020-05-25T16:14:31+10:0025th May 2020|

I don’t like to sound like a nag, however, I continue to raise concerns with individual members about their well-being. The reported 14-16 hour days in this emergency period are not sustainable and your health will suffer significant damage. Please examine ways to reduce this urgently. • Control your IT use after a set time at night. • You need [...]

APF Support throughout COVID19

By |2020-04-09T12:31:26+10:009th April 2020|

For the rest of our lives we will remember what we are going through at present. As you can appreciate, there is no historical precedent for the management of a pandemic in schools and preschools and this is currently being reflected in the policy responses and advice being announced daily. These times are unprecedented as we are at war [...]

Workload and loss of autonomy.

By |2020-03-06T09:50:01+10:006th March 2020|

Workload and loss of autonomy continue to be the issues that most distress our members.  All schools are a different type and size and located in different demographic areas, and with staff with varying skills and talents, yet we still largely have a one size fits all approach, which is problematic. While the DET has worked hard to reduce the [...]

Testimonial from an APF Member

By |2020-02-13T11:20:37+10:0013th February 2020|

To the APF principal community, I have been an APF member for more than 25 years. I have had the good fortune to lead both a Primary school and a P to 9 College. At times the principal role can be rather isolated and this is where the strength of membership comes into play. Fortunately I have formed strong partnerships [...]

Workload and Wellbeing—A Challenge

By |2020-02-10T09:16:37+10:0010th February 2020|

More and more of you are taking on board the need to challenge current culture and take active steps towards the protection of your own health & wellbeing. It was apparent in the summer break the number of you that had disengaged from the email onslaught and posted a message to indicate you were on leave and a response would [...]

An opportunity to reset school and teacher work practices.

By |2020-02-10T09:15:45+10:0010th February 2020|

John Handley, APF Advisor   With all the external and internal expectations in our schools, establishing a mindset of teachers on productive and intrinsically rewarding practices must surely be a powerful impetus to their school year. In my experience, too much thinking on the what, and not enough on the how of teacher practice and classroom learning, is a recipe [...]

A primary school principals feedback

By |2020-02-10T09:07:08+10:0010th February 2020|

As a proud member of the APF I highly recommended and strongly encourage all Principal class officers to join this organisation. The support, advice and friendship over the years has been invaluable to me and many of my peers both personally and professionally. Over the years I have utilised  the support of the APF with complex staffing issues, industrial issues, [...]

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