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A newsletter of Principals Australia Institute

Issue 3: June 2016


Welcome to the latest issue of the PAIge!


In this issue I am pleased to announce the appointment of the new Chair of the Principals Australia Institute Board. You will also read about the development of Principal Certification and the online survey for school leaders that we will circulate this month. In addition there are links to our presence in the media and to three conferences. I hope you enjoy reading this issue of the PAIge.

Paul Geyer
Chief Executive Officer


Announcement of new Chair of the Board


Ms Anne Skipper AM will take up her role as Independent Chair of the Board of Principals Australia Institute on 1 July 2016.

Anne brings to the Board 30 years of national and international experience as a company director and chair of not-for-profit, private and government organisations.

Read more


Principal Certification and the future


As outlined in the previous issue of the PAIge, Principals Australia Institute (PAI) is working on the development of Australian Principal Certification following the successful trial of the Portfolio Initiatives.

Read more


Online survey of school leaders coming soon


We are preparing the online survey for school leaders referred to in the previous issue of the PAIge.

Participating in the survey will build the profile of what assists school leaders to support teachers to support students.

Read more


John Laing Awards 2016

We invite you to start thinking about nominating an outstanding principal who has contributed to the professional learning of colleagues.

More details about nominations and the Awards will be coming soon. 

Read about the 2015  recipients of the John Laing Awards.


PAI in the media


• Read the latest Principal Profile written by PAI and published in the May edition of ‘Education Review’

Find out what our Programs team says about MindMatters and KidsMatter Primary in ‘The Educator’ online

Read about principals and the focus on compliancy in ‘The Educator’ online


Report published: The prevalence and effectiveness of anti-bullying strategies in Australian schools - UniSA

A new report about bullying in schools has been published by the University of South Australia. In 2015, Principals Australia Institute assisted the authors, Adjunct Professor Ken Rigby and Dr Kaye Johnston, to invite schools to participate in the research project with schools through the PAIge.

Read the media release


Conferences sponsored by PAI


Implementing Mental Health Reform conference

PAI is one of several sponsors for the conference held in Sydney on 31 May and 1 June. The conference was developed to assist with the Australian Government’s reform of the mental health system. Read more

Positive Schools: Mental health and wellbeing conferences 2016

PAI is a sponsor of the series of conferences, promoting wellbeing, positive mental health and love of learning in young people. Read more


For your calendar


Inaugural Student Wellbeing and Prevention of Violence (SWAPv) Conference 2016
Enhancing Child and Adolescent Wellbeing and Preventing Violence in School & Early Childhood Settings
13-15 July, Flinders University. Read more


Transforming Mathematics Education for Indigenous Learners Conference
Value us. Value our education. Value our future.
When: 30 Oct – 2 Nov 2016
Where: Wollongong
More information

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