President's Welcome

President’s Report

Welcome to our ACSSQ DP/APA Inc. website. The website’s primary purpose is to present information on the DP/APA Association’s Annual conference, but the intention is to build on this and create resources and links you may find useful in your professional life over the coming months.

Our Conference’s theme this year is “Engaging Minds”. Our committee has worked hard to secure speakers who will challenge our way of thinking and operating in our communities and in turn, how we, in our respective roles, can engage the minds of our students in their learning and engagement with the world in the context of our Catholic faith and tradition.

The organising committee was concerned last year that we needed to potentially search for an alternative venue for our 2015 conference, but the feedback from delegates strongly supported the idea of returning to the Mantra Mooloolaba. It is certainly an ideal location to listen to engaging speakers and to renew old and establish new collegial relationships with like-minded colleagues across the state. At the same time, it is important to allow yourself some personal recharging of the batteries prior to the hectic-ness of the end of Term 3. It is our intention that the 2015 Conference satisfies these objectives for you.

Please take the time to read the biographies of our speakers and you will see that we have invited speakers across a range of different dimensions, whether that be on teaching and learning, spiritual, legal, Social Emotional (those of our students and well our own) or indeed the broader educational landscapes of our state and nation.

Helping to mentor and guide those who hold aspirations of becoming a DP/AP is an important aspect to our role. I would encourage delegates to recommend the one day Aspiring Leaders visit to their Middle Leaders so that they may begin to establish their professional networks and gain a deeper insight and understanding into senior leadership.

The webpage will give further information on our Conference Program and registration details. On behalf of the organising committee, may I extend a very warm welcome to you and we look forward to greeting you at Mooloolaba in August.


Kind regards,


Paul Mead



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