Linked Associations

Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA)

The Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) is the collective national voice for Government, Catholic and Independent Primary and Middle School Principals in Australia. APPA is a strong
national lobby group that has much influence at the Federal level and as such indirect influence at both state and local levels.

Mr Michael Nuttall, Executive Officer
PO Box 4578
Kingston ACT 2604
Telephone: 0408 971 874


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Principals Australia Institute (PAI)

Principals Australia was formed to support the principals’ role in
their own professional development. It brings together the government
and non-government sectors and the primary and secondary principals’

Principals Australia’s role is:

  • to advise on the provision and further development of professional development for principals;
  • to perform a brokering role in relation to the design, implementation and evaluation of certain projects;
  • to provide advice on the quality of the proposed programs;
  • to ensure equity of provision of the proposed programs; and
  • to sponsor programs where appropriate.

Level 1, 205 Greenhill Road
Eastwood South Australia 5063
Telephone: (08) 8394 2100
Fax: (08) 8 8271 3502

Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA)

AHISA is a professional association for Principals of independent and
private schools across Australia. Members’ schools include day and
boarding, and are of religious and non-denominational affiliations. All
schools whose members belong to AHISA are concerned with maintaining
high standards of professional practice. They encourage the holistic
development of young people, focusing on the development of the body,
mind and spirit. Many of these schools are innovative, particularly in
the area of the use of technology in education, and seriously address
the changes in teaching and learning which come with a modern world.

Mrs Karen Spiller, National Chairman
Unit 17, National Associations Centre
71 Constitution Avenue
Campbell ACT 2612
Telephone: (02) 6247 7300
Fax: (02) 6247 3677

The Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS)

The Independent Association of Prep Schools, the prep schools heads
association serving the top 500+ independent prep schools in the UK and
Worldwide. IAPS is a professional association for Headmasters and
Headmistresses of independent preparatory schools in the United Kingdom
and Overseas.

There are 130,000 pupils in over 500 schools of all types and sizes:

  • Boys, girls, co-educational
  • Day, boarding, weekly and flexi-boarding
  • City, town, suburban and country
  • Wholly independent prep schools
  • Junior schools linked to senior schools
  • Choir schools
  • Schools offering special educational provision or facilities
  • Schools with particular religious affiliations

David Hanson, Chief Executive
11 Waterloo Place
Leamington Spa CV32 5LA
Telephone: (0011) 44 1926 887 833
Fax: (0011) 44 1926 888 014

Independent Schools of New Zealand (ISNZ)

ISNZ (formerly the Independent Schools Council) is the umbrella
organisation for the 44 Independent Schools of New Zealand. These are
innovative and successful independent schools, educating over 25,000
young students each year. They range from pre-school to year 13 and
provide either co-educational learning environments or provide for boys
and girls separately. Some are newly established and some have now
celebrated over 150 years of developing fine young New Zealanders.

In 1991 the Heads of Independent Schools (AHIS) joined the Trustees
or Governors of Independent Schools (ISA) to provide a more coherent
structure to pursue the best interests of independent schooling in New
Zealand. They were joined by a representative from the Bursars
Association (ABIS) in 1994. All three organisations have been in
existence in New Zealand for many decades under various names.

Sally King, Executive Director
PO Box 5222
New Zealand 6145
Telephone: (0011) 64 4 471 2022
Fax: (0011) 64 4 472 4635

Elementary School Heads Association (ESHA)

The Elementary School Heads Association (ESHA) was founded on March
2, 1973, in Washington, D.C. during the annual convention of the
National Association of Independent Schools.

The purpose of the Association is to promote a sense of professional
identity among heads of independent elementary schools, to encourage and
support newly appointed heads of such schools, and to provide
opportunities for exchange of experiences, problems, and successes
through meetings held annually or more frequently as may be decided by
the Executive committee.

ESHA’s geographical distribution includes:

  • 35 members from the Northeast
  • 66 members from the Southeast and Midwest
  • 60 members from New England49 members from Middle Atlantic
  • 61 members from the West and Southwest
  • And many associate and honorary memberships

Chris Abell, Executive Director
Elementary School Heads Association (ESHA)
500 Westover Drive #4010
Sanford NC USA 27330
Telephone: (0011) 1 240 888 1115

International Confederation of Principals (ICP)

The International Confederation of Principals (ICP) is a global association of school leadership organisations.

ICP was founded in 1991, and operates through a council with up to
three delegates from each member organisation. This meets three times in
a two-year period. Council elects an executive committee to work with
and support the elected president of ICP, an executive secretary
services both executive and council. ICP has over 40 members, each
member being a major independent organisation that supports the
professional development and work of school leaders. The ICP represents
school leaders across five continents; it is non-political and
non-sectarian and gives a powerful international voice to school
principals. Membership is open to any organisation of school leaders
whose constitution contains nothing contrary to the constitution of the

The ICP Constitution has the following major goals:

  1. Encourage closer relationships between school leaders of all nations;
  2. Promote and enhance the image and professionalism of school leaders;
  3. Promote the exchange of people and professional publications among
    the constituent groups and encourage participation in meetings and
    conferences across national boundaries;
  4. Foster school curricula that encourages international understanding
    and goodwill, and a respect for the human rights and dignity across all
    races and cultures;
  5. Promote the right and responsibilities of school leaders, and also
    their professional organisations, and the material and ethical interests
    of the education profession;
  6. Promote and encourage equal opportunities for all young persons to
    learn and develop to their fullest potential in achieving a respectable
    and productive quality of life;
  7. Develop a program of activities consistent with the purposes of the organisation.

ICP holds a biennial international convention drawing together school
principals from all over the world for dialogue and professional

Ari Pokka, President
Telephone: +35 850 526 0506