Primary Principals Day

On Friday, 6 August 2021, we invite you to acknowledge the dedication and contribution that your Primary School Principal makes to your school community.

During the COVID lockdown periods, we have all developed a new appreciation of the value of schools in their local community and in their students’ lives.

Through all the ups and downs that our nation has experienced, each and every Primary school has had a person ready to step forward and willing to take the responsibility of leading their school.

In your Primary school the person in this role may be known by different titles. They may be the School Principal, or could also be Head of Primary, Head of Junior School or Campus Leader.

We ask that you take a moment to consider your principal’s unique place in your school community and use Australian Primary Principals Day, on Friday, 6 August 2021, as an opportunity to say THANK YOU.

Some ideas on how to celebrate this day are a celebratory morning tea, a few words of thanks at assembly, a parent saying thanks or a small card or picture from the students.

Any acknowledgement on this day will go a long way in reminding Principals why they love doing what they do and assure them of your appreciation and support.

The Australian Primary Principals Association, together with all sector state or territory Primary Principals Associations, are proud to promote Australian Primary Principals Day.

Please share your stories of thanks with us on #principalsday2021

Malcolm Elliott
Australian Primary Principals Association


The 2022 date for Australian Primary Principals Day is Friday, 5 August 2022.