WAPPA is committed to the successful development of quality teaching and learning for primary school students through the identification and cultivation of exemplary leadership.

The WAPPA Professional Achievement Grants provide funding to enable members to build their capacity to provide high level educational leadership resulting in a positive impact in the school. The Awards recognise the outstanding leadership and dedication amongst our members.

Nominations will open in August 2017 and the following Awards and Grants will be presented at the Professional Achievement Soiree on 2 November 2017.

2017 Awards

Deputy Principal of the Year Award                                                                                                                    $4000 prize value

The WAPPA Deputy Principal of the Year Award recognizes a Deputy Principal who demonstrates a high level of knowledge and understanding, clear vision and values as well as demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills and qualities.

Nominees must be a financial member of WAPPA (as per item 7.5 of the Constitution) and must have held an Associate or Deputy Principal position in a Western Australian school with a primary component for a minimum of three years.

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  • Aspirant Leadership Award                                                                                                                                  $3500 prize value

    The WAPPA Aspirant Leadership Award recognizes aspirant members who endeavour to build their capacity and that of others to provide high levels of educational leadership within their current role and aspire to reach a higher level of leadership within schools. Award nominations are open exclusively to WAPPA aspirant members.

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Level Three Innovation Award                                                                                                                             $3500 Prize Value

The WAPPA Level Three Innovation Award recognizes a member in a “Level Three” position, who has developed innovative ideas and practice within his/her work in order to lead improvement and change. The successful nominee’s work will have produced positive outcomes for students and developed his/her capacity as an emerging leader of effective schools. Nominees must be a financial member of WAPPA (as per item 7.5 of the Constitution) and hold a substantive Level Three position (primary) in a Western Australian Government School at the time of nomination.

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 WAPPA Fellowship Professional Learning Awards

This program recognises members’ working with and through others to build a professional leaning community that is focused on continuous improvement of teaching and learning.

The awards distinguish between an individual who simply attends a professional learning event, and a ‘lead professional learner’ who is engages in the professional learning process. Applicants must be WAPPA members. Minimum membership terms are applicable for each level of recognition. Please refer to the selection criteria on our website for specific details.

 The criteria assess the skills developed and the application of professional knowledge at four levels:

Associate Professional Learner

Advanced Professional Learner

Master Professional Learner

Fellow of the Association  

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2017 Grants

Camp Australia Professional Learning Grant                                                                                                    $5000 Prize Value

The Camp Australia Professional Learning Grant provides the opportunity for an individual member to develop leadership skills through further professional study and/or engage in action research that enhances effective leadership in schools.

This Grant is intended to contribute to expenses such as books, travel, conference registration and accommodation. The funding may also be used to cover the cost of providing relief to allow time for significant study or research to be undertaken.

Up to $5,000 is available to the successful applicant and must be expended within a twelve month period unless an arranged prior agreement is made with WAPPA. This Grant is available to WAPPA Members who have retained Ordinary Membership status continuously for a minimum of three years.

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Leading From the Front Action Research Grant                                                                                                $4000 prize value

The Leading from the Front Action Research Grant is intended to provide funding for a leadership initiative or project. This may be a project that has already commenced and requires funding to be completed, or may be a project which is yet to commence. Project funding requests for up to $10,000 will be considered. The applicant(s) will demonstrate educational leadership, highlighting his/her work as a leader in the project, and the achievements of all participants.

This Grant provides members with opportunities to learn from colleagues through the sharing of the results of action based research. The funds must be utilized within twelve months of the grant being awarded. Joint/group applications will also be considered. Applicants must be a current financial member of WAPPA (as per item 7.5 of the Constitution) and have retained Ordinary Membership status continuously for a minimum of three years.

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Regional Leaders’ Professional Learning Grant                                                                                              $2,500 Prize Value

The WAPPA Regional Leaders’ Professional Learning Grant provides funding to enable a regionally based member to build their capacity to provide high level educational leadership resulting in a positive impact on regional education. The grant recognizes outstanding leadership and dedication amongst our members.

The grant intends to support members who wish to travel in order to develop their own leadership capacity, knowledge and skills. Applications looking to contribute to the professional development of other WAPPA members are highly desirable.

The grant is intended to broaden the opportunities for a member to visit other schools/education systems to enhance professional development and knowledge within the profession or to attend a professional learning event to achieve a similar outcome. The grant is valued at $2500 per successful application and must be utilized within twelve months of the grant being awarded.

Applicants must be working in a regional WA education setting at the time of the application closing date.  Applicants must be a financial member of WAPPA (as per item 7.5 of the Constitution).

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Application Process

Applications open in August 2017. Awards and grants will be offered at the discretion of the Awards Panel. Where no suitable applications are received, an award or grant may not be presented.

Award Agreements

All WAPPA Award and Grant recipients will be asked to sign an Award Agreement, outlining the commitments of both WAPPA and the recipient. If you are applying for, or being nominated for an award, please review the sample agreement to ensure you are familiar with the commitments. Please note however that each Award Agreement will vary slightly, based on the award category.

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