Our mission is to shape the future of state education in Victoria through influential and progressive leadership ensuring all students receive the highest quality education.
We aim to value and enact our three pillars:
1. Professional Advocacy
The VPA has a critical role in the ongoing consultative processes so that the principal class voice is heard. Our Position Papers are an extremely productive way to present and test the issues that members raise. The VPA Board and Council have produced over 60 Position Papers coming from emerging issues and member concerns - read our Position Papers.
2. Professional Services and Support
Our Member Advisors are always available to answer questions about all aspects of school life, ranging from facilities to School Council and staffing issues and Merit Board support. Project Services is thriving with experienced consultants working confidentially in your school to assist in a range of ways.
3. Professional Learning
The VPA now publishes an annual journal 'Connect & Celebrate' , please see the VPA Annual Journal page for more information. You can obtain additional copies by contacting the VPA office.
Part of your VPA membership means you are also a member of the Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA), Australian Government Primary Principals Association (AGPPA) and ICP. AGPPA strongly represents VPA members on a national and international level.
The VPA run a very successful China Educational Leadership Study Tour Program, operating as part of our Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create Professional Leadership Partnerships between the Jiangsu Education Bureau and the VPA. Click here to learn more.
We continue to learn and grow together as educators across the globe so that members are Connected, United and Empowered.
I look forward to working with and for Victorian government primary leaders in 2017.
Anne-Maree, VPA President