A membership organisation is only as strong as its members, and WAPPA is fortunate to have a number of outstanding individuals within our membership base. Over the years, WAPPA has continued to recognise these members.

Life Members

Members who have rendered long and valuable service to the Association, and more broadly to education in Western Australia are inducted as Life Members.

Life Members receive benefits such as complimentary attendance at the WAPPA Conference.

  • Adelaide Thackrah Pre 1976
  • Norm Elliott Pre 1976
  • Ray Kagi Pre 1976
  • Richard Filmer 1976
  • Alan Wilson 1977
  • Wally Gable (Deceased) 1981
  • Bruce Blythe 1984
  • John Roberts 1984
  • Don Wignall 1985
  • Barry Colvin 1987
  • David Nockolds 1987
  • Lloyd Wyss 1987
  • Bill Gaynor 1988
  • Murray Paddick 1990
  • Brian Kelly 1991
  • Graham Cowell 1991
  • Murray Randall 1991
  • Barry Jones 1992
  • Keith Davies 1992
  • David Farquhar 1995
  • Mike Berson 1995
  • Ken Hedley 1996
  • Leigh Steedman 1996
  • Tony Misich 1999
  • Jean Rice 2001
  • Rudy Rybarczyk 2003
  • Alan Beard 2005
  • Bob King 2006
  • Colin Pettit 2008
  • Spencer McKenna 2012
  • Rosemary Simpson 2013
  • Stephen Yates 2015
The following WAPPA Life Members were previously Life Members of the Western Australian Primary Deputy Principals Association:
  • Alec Bergl
  • Peter Farrell
  • Nennie Harken
  • Steven Haydock
  • Dianne Hore
  • Don Hore
  • John Lawton
  • Jean Lyneham
  • Don Murfitt
  • Phil Ridden 

Service Award

The WAPPA Service Award recognises 'friends of WAPPA' who have contributed to the association at an outstanding level.

Service Award Recipients:

  • 2002 John (Pat) Hooper
  • 2003 Keith Rinaldi
  • 2004 Norm Majors (Wooldridges A & M)
  • 2005 Joan Weston
  • 2005 John Mistilis
  • 2006 Kevin Brennan
  • 2006 Jean Rice
  • 2006 Mike Berson
  • 2007 Spencer McKenna
  • 2008 WAPPA Support Line (team)
  • 2009 Bob Somerville
  • 2010 Ian Anderson
  • 2011 Rosemary Simpson
  • 2013 Marian Gard
  • 2013 Terry Coumbe
  • 2014 Jan Applin
  • 2014 Tom Campbell
  • 2014 David Watkins
  • 2015 Jan Matthews

Ten Year Member Recognition

At the Annual WAPPA Conference individuals who have held a membership for ten years are presented with a special acknowledgement in thanks for their dedication to the association.

A full list of individuals who have received a Ten Year Membership Recognition is available to download here

Honorary Membership

Honorary membership is awarded to individuals who are not members, but have rendered a long and valuable service and/or have made a significant contribution to its affairs and development

Joan Weston is an Honorary WAPPA Member.