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Major Boost to Strengthen School Cleaning Services

By |2024-02-02T09:31:06+10:002nd February 2024|

Whilst a commitment to strengthen cleaning services in schools through an improved operating model has been made, the outcome of the review is to continue with the current contracted service model.  This decision will certainly be met with disappointment by many school leaders who consistently express concern and despair at the lack of cleaning service delivery. We applaud the [...]

VAGO Report into Principal Health and Wellbeing

By |2023-07-24T10:22:58+10:0024th July 2023|

The recently released VAGO report into Principal Health and Wellbeing identifies that workload continues to be the most significant cause of poor health and wellbeing. Please follow the link to view the report in detail. VAGO REPORT- JUNE 2023

Resilience First Aid Certification

By |2023-05-03T15:08:35+10:003rd May 2023|

Resilience First Aid Retreat 2-Day Resilience First Aid mental health Certification Learning critical skills to proactively support mental health in others Please view the attached flyer for more details  2-Day-Resilience-First-Aid-CertificationJune2023 https://www.salutegenics.com.au/

Victorian Curriculum F-10 Revisions

By |2023-05-03T10:23:06+10:003rd May 2023|

In light of upcoming revisions to the Victorian Curriculum F-10, the VCAA has provided a briefing pack for members to access. Click Here: Vic Curr F-10 Revisions Stakeholder Briefings April 2023

Education Summit- Reimaging the Principalship

By |2023-04-05T15:46:51+10:0024th March 2023|

Sixty experienced school leaders from across Victoria came together on Friday 17th March 2023, to discuss the challenges they face daily in an increasingly complex world. Facilitated by VASSP, VPA, PASS, CEP and APF, the work throughout the day was to discuss and develop a collective position, including possible solutions, to present to the broader education community (Department, Government, [...]

Time in Lieu

By |2022-12-14T08:26:14+10:0014th December 2022|

Written by A Metro Secondary School Principal I have been monitoring, with interest, the impact of TIL, these are the facts: Time in Lieu began on Monday July 25th and since that time teaching staff have accrued 485 hours of TIL. The acquittal for many of the hours has been completed, however, the time away from students has meant interrupted [...]

Recruitment and Retention

By |2022-11-28T12:19:20+10:0028th November 2022|

Attracting and retaining employees has proved a challenge in the wake of unprecedented levels of employee resignations and an increased desire for hybrid or work-from-home options. Mentorship is crucial to ensuring the success of newcomers: it provides opportunities for emulation, fosters employee relationships, and encourages integration with company values. Mentoring is different from Managing: The most critical element of becoming [...]

Passion, Guts and Leadership by Deborah Patterson

By |2022-10-19T13:53:17+10:0019th October 2022|

Congratulations to Deb Patterson, former long serving educator and APF member, who recently released her book An A-Z for the Unconventional Educational Leader. As a passionate and highly successful leader for over 22 years, Deb shares her vast knowledge and expertise through story telling and practical advice. The book is another wonderful achievement in Deb’s professional career and we congratulate [...]

DET Principal Support Services

By |2022-10-05T12:08:29+10:005th October 2022|

As we all know, the role of a school leader is complex and multi-dimensional with effective leaders drawing on multiple sources of information and supports.  The Department offers a range of services to support school leaders with the execution of their roles and responsibilities.  Three such services that we encourage members to access are the Principal Advisory Service, the Principal [...]

Upcoming AGM and Seminar 2022

By |2022-10-05T12:02:31+10:005th October 2022|

Re-Evaluating the Working Conditions of School Leaders Burgeoning workloads continue to place great strain on our school leaders. Now, more than ever, there is a compelling case to re-evaluate the working conditions of leaders.  Registration is now open for this years AGM and Seminar Thursday October 27th at Riversdale Golf Club   We are pleased to welcome speakers: The Honourable [...]

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