National Advisory Council (NAC)

ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE

APPA recognises and represents all three national education sectors (Government, Catholic and Independent) and is structured as follows:

The National Advisory Council (NAC) ‘gathers under one roof’ a representative (usually the current President) from each sector’s primary principals’ association, at a national, state and territory level. This group of twenty-eight members (including the APPA President) meets each term and provides advice to the APPA Board in relation to strategic priorities, policy formation and other relevant or current matters that impact on the work of primary school principals and school communities.

The APPA Board governs the business affairs and strategic directions of APPA.

APPA also recognises the significance and importance of its National Collaborative Partners, ASPA (Australian Secondary Principals Association) and NATSIPA (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Principals Association) and works closely in mutual support with these associations.

Australian Primary Principals Association

National Association Presidents

Collaborative Partners

  • Dyonne Anderson

    Collaborative Partner-National Advisory Council
    Association: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Principals Association (NATSIPA)
    School: Cabbage Tree Island PS,
    Cabbage Tree Island, New South Wales

  • Matthew Johnson

    Collaborative Partner-National Advisory Council
    Association: Australian Special Education Principals’ Association (ASEPA)
    School: Glenvale School,
    Narara, New South Wales

Australian Capital Territory

  • Anne Staines

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Australian Capital Territory Catholic Primary Principals Association (ACTPPA)
    School: Sacred Heart Primary School,
    Pearce, Australian Capital Territory

  • Wendy Cave

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Australian Capital Territory Principals Association (ACTPA)
    School: Ainslie School,
    Braddon, Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

  • Fran Bonanno

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Association of Catholic School Principals - NSW (ACSP)
    School: St Felix Primary School,
    Bankstown, New South Wales

  • Phil Seymour

    APPA Deputy President
    APPA Board
    National Advisory Council
    Association: New South Wales Primary Principal Association (NSWPPA)
    New South Wales

  • Sally Ruston

    APPA Board
    National Advisory Council
    Association: Independent Primary School Heads of Australia - NSW
    School: Abbotsleigh,
    Wahroonga, New South Wales

Northern Territory

  • Britany Roestenburg

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Northern Territory Principals Association (NTPA)
    School: Nakara Primary School,
    Nakara, Northern Territory

  • Gez Mulvahil

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Northern Territory Catholic Principals Association (NTCPA)
    School: Sacred Heart Primary School,
    Woodroffe, Northern Territory

Queensland

  • John O’Connor

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Queensland Catholic Primary Principals Association (QCPPA)
    School: St Columba’s Primary School,
    Wilston, Queensland

  • Leslie Single

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Queensland Association of State School Principals (QASSP)
    Queensland

  • Sandra Hawken

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Independent Primary School Heads of Australia - Queensland
    School: St John's Anglican College,
    Forest Lake, Queensland

South Australia

  • Angela Falkenberg

    National Advisory Council
    Association: South Australian Primary Principals Association (SAPPA)
    South Australia

  • Carl Salt

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Independent Primary School Heads of Australia - SA
    School: Pembroke School,
    Kensington Park, South Australia

  • Phil Schultz

    National Advisory Council
    Association: South Australian Catholic Primary Principals Association (SACPPA)
    School: St Joseph’s School,
    Kingswood, South Australia

Tasmania

  • Marcus Donnelly

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Catholic Principals Association of Tasmania (CPAT)
    School: St Cuthbert's Catholic School,
    Lindisfarne, Tasmania

  • Dr Sally Milbourne

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Tasmanian Principals Association (TPA)
    Tasmania

  • Brigid Knight

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Independent Primary School Heads of Australia - Tasmania
    School: St Mary’s College,
    Hobart, Tasmania

Victoria

  • Anne-Maree Kliman

    APPA Board
    National Advisory Council
    Association: Victorian Principals Association (VPA)
    Victoria

  • Brad Nelsen

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Independent Primary School Heads of Australia - Victoria
    School: Firbank Grammar School,
    Sandringham Campus, Sandringham, Victoria

  • Michael Gray

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Victorian Association of Catholic Primary School Principals Inc (VACPSP)
    School: St. Joseph's Primary School,
    Warrnambool, Victoria

Western Australia

  • Jo Stephens

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Western Australian Primary Principals Association (WAPPA)
    School: Beaumaris Primary School,
    Ocean Reef, Western Australia

  • Peter Cutrona

    APPA Board
    National Advisory Council
    Association: Catholic Primary Principals Association - WA (CPPAWA)
    School: St Kieran Catholic Primary School,
    Tuart Hill, Western Australia

  • Roderick Wood

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Independent Primary School Heads of Australia - WA
    School: Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, Mindarie
    Western Australia