Principals' Conference 2021

Good news! With the Premier announcing this morning that indoor venues will be able to return to the 2 square metre rule from 12 February, the Federation’s Principals’ Conference is able to proceed face to face on Friday 5 March at Federation House in Surry Hills. The Teachers Federation’s Conference Centre has an up to date COVID-19 Safety Plan in place to protect our members participating in Federation events.

We have some very exciting guests with us this year and the conference will be a great opportunity to connect with the Federation and Principal colleagues after having been kept apart so much in 2020.

Emeritus Professor The Honourable Dr Geoff Gallop AC will be addressing the conference on the findings of the independent inquiry he chaired into the changing nature, complexity and value of teachers work in NSW. These findings are yet to be released, but having seen the depth of evidence presented to the inquiry by our dedicated members, including many Principals, it is sure to provide the most comprehensive report on the true nature of the teaching profession generated in decades (at least).

Dr Philip McRae is the Associate Coordinator, Government-Research with the Alberta Teachers’ Association and Adjunct Professor within the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, Canada. He will be joined by Dr Pasi Sahlberg, Gonski Institute for Education Deputy Director – Research, to discuss and explore some of the key trends that are actively (re)shaping Australian and Canadian society. They will also share key findings of the world’s largest study on technology, health and learning – Growing Up Digital – which is being conducted in partnership with the Alberta Teachers’ Association, Gonski Institute for Education at the University of NSW, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital.

There will also be a selection of workshops which attendees will be able to select.

Due to the tight timeframes, we are asking members to register by completing the attached registration form and submitting it via return email to by COB Friday 5 February (and by that we do really mean by Monday morning). This is particularly important for those principals requiring travel/accommodation bookings and/or teaching principals for whom the Federation can assist with release costs. Apologies for the rush, but until this morning it was uncertain whether it would be possible to run the conference in Sydney.

If you have any questions, please contact or 02 9217 2460.

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