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Collegial and Professional Development Support for Heads of Primary





Our IPSHA Queensland Branch exists to support members with professional support, collegiality and quality professional development.

The IPSHA Qld Branch has established a credible reputation in providing quality professional learning to members and deputies of member schools at each term’s branch meetings. IPSHA also provides members with the option of attending a State Refresher or National conference biennially; and in 2019 we have partnered with ParentShop again to deliver one day workshops on ‘Tough Conversation’ for Heads of Primary, Deputies, Teachers and Front line Staff. Our collegial support of each other as members and professional sharing of practice is another point of difference that is valued by active members.

All of our IPSHA Qld members have access to our Online Professional Learning Community where questions can be asked and resources shared by colleagues to gain the collective wisdom and experience of members throughout Queensland.

Northern Regional members can take advantage of the generous twice per year travel subsidies to attend Branch Meetings and financial support (by application) to attend the 2019 Qld Refresher Conference, along with free registration to the IPSHA workshops on Tough Conversations. These financial supports are in place to address the tyranny of distance for northern Regional members. IPSHA far north Regional members can in fact receive a greater financial return on their initial membership fee investment if they take advantage of the financial support provided through IPSHA.
For beginning Heads of Primary, IPSHA provides supports through an IPSHA Qld Critical Friend, A New Heads National Conference, and free registration to the 2019 IPSHA sponsored conference on Tough Conversations.

Our IPSHA Qld Branch wish to future prepare our association and the role of Primary Headship by providing professional development and networking opportunities for deputies in IPSHA Qld member schools. This is achieved through involvement in the IPSHA Deputy Collegiate and by extending invitations to Deputies to attend Branch Meeting professional development and conferences. We also value the support of sponsorship to achieve our association goals and provide services to our members. IPSHA members can also benefit through our representation and collaboration with other relevant education associations.

On behalf of our IPSHA Queensland Executive, we encourage you to make the most of your membership through your active, collegial involvement and take advantage of the many professional benefits our Queensland branch provides to its members.

Your network is your net worth!

Reference:  APPA, 2017, Back to Balance: How Policy and Practice Can Make Primary Principals Highly Effective