A password is required to access the Membership Directory, the IPSHA Forum, Executive documents and some pages from the State Branches.

  • Sir Ken Robinson: Defining Great Schools

    Sir Ken’s video linked presentation on the final day of the 2014 IPSHA Biennial Conference in Sydney certainly demanded our attention. Take the time to listen to a twenty minute edited excerpt of his presentation.

  • Fundraise for the 2016-2018 IPSHA Charity

    Find out how your school can fundraise for IPSHA’s chosen charity, Kids with Cancer Foundation (Australia).

  • Read the latest edition of the Federal eLink

    The 2016 Semester 2 edition of the Federal eLink is available for viewing. Read about the recent IPSHA Study Tour to Ontario Canada, see our New Members page and much more.

Welcome to

IPSHA provides access to an Australian wide collegial network of independent primary school educators and leaders.

We aspire to:

  • Promote the unique nature of independent primary education by embracing and nurturing the diversity of member schools
  • Provide collegial support for members
  • Facilitate the national voice of independent primary schools by promoting the cause of independent primary schooling
  • Deliver and facilitate quality professional learning opportunities for members, aspiring leaders, staff, and their schools
  • Provide educational opportunities for children

With a professional voice on matters pertaining to independent education through peak educational bodies such as APPA, Principal’s Australia Institute and AITSL, IPSHA is well placed to ensure the needs of our students, schools and communities are clearly represented and argued.


The Independent Primary School Heads of Australia (IPSHA) is an incorporated body of heads of Independent Primary Schools throughout Australia.