New Members

Kaya.  I would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest WAPPA members:

  • Narelle McLean, Mt Lockyer PS
  • Paul Bonavia, Waggrakine PS
  • Leonie Woodley, Parkerville PS
  • Peta Nelson, Brabham PS
  • Robyn Crump, Rosalie PS
  • Chris Brown, Beldon PS
  • Jaymi Evans, Comet Bay PS
  • Helen Woodard, Mindarie PS
  • Chantal Gurney-Pringle, Bakers Hill PS
  • Joshua Conti, Mindarie PS

This latest membership wave is the largest number of new members to join WAPPA, in any single period between Newsletters, this year.  We are extremely grateful to those members who share their testimonials of WAPPA's work with their colleagues and encourage them to be part of the association, as well as the new members who place their trust in us to meet their professional needs.
We welcome the voice of our new members to the ongoing discussion around primary education and school leadership, through the numerous avenues provided to our members.  

Get Involved

Australian Primary Principals Day

Friday 6 August is Australian Primary Principals Day and we are encouraging all schools and communities to get involved and celebrate the wonderful work of Primary Principals, Deputy Principals and the leadership teams in which they work.  Please use #PrincipalsDay2022 in your social media pages and feel free to tag WAPPA and send us images and stories of your events.

Online Vaping Session

WAPPA has organised an online session for members to learn more about the Minister of Education and Training's new strategy to address vaping and e-cigarettes.  The session will be held online on Monday 1 August 2022, at 3:30pm
Members are invited to join Terry Healy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training, for a discussion around vaping and e-cigarettes. This will include:

  • clarifying what vapes may contain and the harmful effects of vaping on young people;
  • the campaign that Department of Education and Department of Health recently launched, and;
  • as an opportunity to discuss your experiences and ask questions.

An IKON video link about the new strategy can be found here
Click here to join the Zoom online session

New WAPPA Facebook Page

Are you aware that WAPPA has created a new Facebook Business Page, for anyone to access? This page will contain a variety of updates, events, PL and Partner information from the Business Centre.  We would encourage all members to Like and Follow this new page.  Members of our closed page will still retain access to that page, in order to have collegial discussions and share resources directly with other WAPPA members.

Auspire lunch with Dylan Allcott

WAPPA has recently acquired discounted seats to Auspire' s Lunch with 2022 Australian of the Year, Dylan Alcott AO. This event is being held at Crown Perth on Thursday August 18 from 12.30-2.00pm.   If this is an event that you would be interested in attending, we have a small number of tickets available at a discounted rate of $150. You can read more about this event at this link, however to express your interest in acquiring a seat at a WAPPA table, please email WAPPA directly below.

New Partners

Berry Street

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Upcoming Professional 
Development Opportunities


Amplification for Experienced School Leaders Program


Making the Leap to Deputy Principal Program

From the Field

Shane Wilson, Marble Bar Primary School

WAPPA Member and Principal of Marble Bar PS, Shane Wilson, has had a double reason to celebrate recently, as his school has been named one of six finalists in the... read more

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