President's Welcome


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 2021 Conference’s theme is “Progressing Learning - Leading data informed change in schools to maximise the impact on student learning". Our annual conference offers practical advice through both seminars and workshops on how to collect, analyse and use data for performance tracking to help school communities and the students they serve, flourish.
Attendees will learn how to maximise student learning through the development of high-performance teams.
This year's conference will be held at Sea World Nara Resort on the Gold Coast. It is an ideal location to listen to engaging speakers and to renew old and establish new collegial relationships with like-minded colleagues from 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 2021 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 Southport in July.

Kind regards,


Aime Culpeper



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