NSWPPA - History

The early Years

The first State Council Meeting  of the NSW Primary Principals'  Council took place on May 1, 1981 in the Board Room at Head Office of the Department of Education.

Four  articles  have  been  contributed  by  former  principals  who  were  vitally  involved  in  the establishment of the Council and then the Association.

Kevin Hepworth

Founding President of the NSW State Conference Committee

Ron Brill

Founding Secretary of the NSW State Conference Committee

Maureen Stephenson

 Research Officer NSW Primary Principals' Council

Bernie Gregory

 Founding President of the NSW Primary Principals' Council

Each article has a story to tell about the characters and the events of the time. Congratulations and sincere appreciation to the four authors for their contributions.

Special thanks to:

  • Geoff McAlary for his great assistance and advice.
  • Brian Powyer for editing and formatting the publication.
  • The Executive   of  both  the  NSW  Primary   Principals' Association (NSWPPA) and the Association of Retired Primary Principals (ARPP) for their support and advice.

John McMillan
President ARPP
November 2 2007

Geoff Scott
President NSWPPA
November 2 2007