National Advisory Council

National Advisory Council

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 from each of the respective member associations, at a national and state or territory level. This group (including the APPA President and Deputy 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 primary school communities.

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

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

Australian Primary Principals Association

  • Angela Falkenberg

    President
    APPA Board
    National Advisory Council
    Association: South Australian Primary Principals Association (SAPPA)
    Hindmarsh, South Australia

  • Sally Ruston AM

    Deputy President
    APPA Board
    National Advisory Council
    Association: Independent Primary School Heads of Australia - NSW/ACT
    Head of Junior School
    School: Abbotsleigh,
    Wahroonga, New South Wales

National Association Presidents

  • Pat Murphy

    National President - AGPPA
    APPA Board
    National Advisory Council
    Association: Australian Government Primary Principals Association - (AGPPA)
    Fortitude Valley, Queensland

  • Peter Cutrona

    National President - ACPPA
    APPA Board
    National Advisory Council
    Association: Australian Catholic Primary Principals Association (ACPPA)
    School: St Simon Peter Catholic Primary School,
    Ocean Reef, Western Australia

  • Martin Lubrano

    National President - IPSHA
    APPA Board
    National Advisory Council
    Association: Independent Primary Heads of Australia (IPSHA)
    Head of Junior School
    School: Barker College
    Hornsby, NSW

Australian Capital Territory

  • Chris Jones

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Australian Capital Territory Principals Association
    School: Miles Franklin Primary School
    Evatt, Australian Capital Territory

  • Julie Wiley

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Australian Capital Territory Catholic Primary Principals Association (ACTPPA)
    School: Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School, Nicholls, Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

  • Robyn Evans

    National Advisory Council
    Association: New South Wales Primary Principals Association (NSWPPA)
    School: Casula Public School,
    Casula, New South Wales

  • Kathy Neely

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Association of Catholic School Principals - NSW (ACSP)
    School: Ss Peter and Paul’s Primary School,
    Goulburn, New South Wales

  • Chris Wyatt

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Independent Primary School Heads Australia - NSW/ACT
    Head of Preparatory School - Strathfield
    School: Trinity Grammar School
    Strathfield, New South Wales

Northern Territory

  • Robyn Thorpe

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Northern Territory Principals Association - (NTPA)
    School: Dripstone Middle School,
    Tiwi, Northern Territory

  • Paula Sellars

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Northern Territory Catholic Principals Association (NTCPA)
    School: Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School, Wanguri, Northern Territory

Queensland

  • Debbie Hansen

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Queensland Association of State School Principals (QASSP)
    School: Woodcrest State College
    Springfield, Queensland

  • Roycelyn Wilden

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Queensland Catholic Primary Principals Association (QCPPA)
    School: All Saints Parish Primary School,
    Albany Creek, Queensland

  • Tonia Lassman

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Independent Primary School Heads of Australia - QLD
    Head of Primary
    School: St Luke's Anglican School
    Bundaberg, Queensland

South Australia

  • Tobias O’Connor

    National Advisory Council
    Association: South Australian Primary Principals Association (SAPPA)
    Education Development Centre
    Hindmarsh, SA

  • Phil Schultz

    APPA Board
    National Advisory Council
    Association: South Australian Catholic Primary Principals Association (SACPPA)
    School: St Francis School,
    Lockley's, South Australia

  • Marika Taylor

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Independent Primary School Heads of Australia - SA
    Head of Junior School
    School: St Peter's Girls' School
    Stonyfell, South Australia

Tasmania

  • Ted Barrance

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Tasmanian Principals Association (TPA)
    School: East Derwent Primary School
    Bridgewater, Tasmania

  • Megan Richardson

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Catholic Principals Association of Tasmania
    School: Carmel College
    Sandy Bay, Tasmania

  • Stephen Coventry

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Independent Primary School Heads of Australia - TAS
    Head of Junior School
    School: The Hutchins School, Sandy Bay, Tasmania

Victoria

  • Andrew Dalgleish

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

  • Michael Gray

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

  • Joanne Barker

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Independent Primary School Heads of Australia - Victoria
    Head of Junior School
    School: Korowa Anglican Girls' School, Glen Iris, VIC

Western Australia

  • Niel Smith

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Western Australian Primary Principals Association - (WAPPA)
    West Leederville, Western Australia

  • Annette Quirk

    National Advisory Council
    Association: Catholic Primary Principals Association - WA (CPPAWA)
    School: St Joseph's Bunbury,
    Withers, Western Australia

  • Roderick Wood

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

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

IPSHA

  • Wayne Revitt

    Immediate Past President - IPSHA
    APPA Board
    National Advisory Council
    Association: Independent Primary School Heads of Australia (IPSHA)
    School: Penrhos College,
    Como, Western Australia