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The VACPSP hosts a variety of events during the year ranging from conferences and social networking opportunities to monthly committee meetings.This page will also include details relating to partner organisation events.


2015 John Laing Awards – Congratulations to Mr Paul Sheedy St Pauls PS Coburg, winner of the 2015 John Laing award!

It is with great pleasure to announce that on Friday evening, VACPSP member, Mr Paul Sheedy was awarded the John Laing award by the Principals Australia Institute. The Principals Australia Institute’s John Laing Professional Development Awards are a peer nominated celebration of school leadership and professional learning. John Laing is a former Tasmanian school principal who worked for Principals Australia (then the Australian Principals Association Professional Development Council) in 1993. John’s passionate belief and energy was the driving force behind the first cross-sectoral professional learning projects for all school leaders in Australia. Congratulations Paul!

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Hon Minister for Education Mr James Merlino addressed members

Hon Minister for Education Mr James Merlino addressed members prior to the 2015 VACPSP AGM. Mr Merlino spoke openly about topics such as Gonski, principal well being and the importance of future collaboration with the VACPSP.

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2014 John Laing Awards – Congratulations to Dr Steve Bellisini, Resurrection School Keysborough, winner of the 2014 John Laing award!

It is with great pleasure to announce that on Friday evening, VACPSP member, Dr. Steve Bellisini was awarded the John Laing award by the Principals Australia Institute. The Principals Australia Institute’s John Laing Professional Development Awards are a peer nominated celebration of school leadership and professional learning. John Laing is a former Tasmanian school principal who worked for Principals Australia (then the Australian Principals Association Professional Development Council) in 1993. John’s passionate belief and energy was the driving force behind the first cross-sectoral professional learning projects for all school leaders in Australia. Congratulations Steve!

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VACPSP 2015 Conference Page – Click Here

To access the Great Schools Network presentation – Click Here

Minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting available now.