Queensland

Welcome to IPSHA Queensland

It is more important than ever for school leaders to network and support each other, and to find strength in knowing that our colleagues are dealing with similar issues and opportunities.

The Queensland Branch of IPSHA endeavours to provide relevant, topical, entertaining and quality professional development to its 73 full members across the state through once a term, whole day get-togethers. This professional development over the past few years has included speakers such as Brett Lee (Our Cyber World), Andrew Douche (the Flipped classroom), Jenene Rosser (ACARA reporting requirements), Michael Gross (Dealing with Difficult People) and Jason Clarke (Reboot your Head, Recharge your Heart). The speakers have been arranged by our very energetic and skilled Professional Development committee.

Primary and Middle School Heads from co-educational, single sex, denominational and non-denominational educational institutions across South East Queensland volunteer their schools as the venue for these days. Schools and colleges from Toowoomba, Ipswich, Logan City, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts and Brisbane open their doors to showcase their students, staff, programs and facilities to the branch members. The usual structure of these days is a couple of professional development sessions, followed by a state meeting, a school tour and this is interspersed with networking opportunities over morning tea and lunch.

Members who live and work in western and northern Queensland have their travel financially supported by IPSHA for at least one meeting a year.

The Queensland IPSHA Biennial Refresher Conferences and the Biennial National IPSHA Conferences are also excellent ways for members to build professional friendships and gain valuable learning development.  Queensland Branch will be hosting the 2018 IPSHA Biennial National Conference being held in Brisbane 13-16 September.

Paul Taylor
IPSHA (Queensland) President 2016-2018