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Australian primary principals will come together to experience innovative practice based on contemporary educational thinking. Together we will grow our knowledge, connections and support as we build a stronger and more vibrant community of leaders. When leading the way forward, we know that best practice requires intentional work and commitment to children’s well being, growth and achievement. The 2019 APPA Conference will bring together principals from across Australia representing Government, Catholic and Independent sectors. We will connect with our international community, as we experience the unique flavours and sounds of Adelaide, South Australia.

WELCOME

Dear Primary School Leaders
The members of each of our State Primary Principals’ Associations in South Australia invite you to join us in Adelaide in September 2019 for the Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) National Conference. The key focus of our learning will be on how collaboration, connection and community can support us to both lead in new ways and strengthen our current ways of working. How can this theme support us to lead our school communities and networks of schools to ensure every learner receives a world class education?
The program will offer the opportunity to come together to experience innovative practice based on contemporary educational thinking. Our goal is that together we will grow our knowledge, connections and support to build an even stronger and more vibrant community of primary school leaders. Leaders that make a difference in their community, undertake intentional work with a commitment to children’s wellbeing, growth and achievement.
The 2019 APPA Conference will bring together principals and leaders from across Australia representing Government, Catholic and Independent sectors.
We will also have an opportunity to connect with our international community, as we experience the unique flavours and sounds of Adelaide, South Australia.
We’d love to see you there!
Dave Edwards
Conference Chair

PROGRAM

The 2019 APPA Conference Committee is currently putting together an exciting and inspiring program.
Please register your details to stay up to date on program announcements.

SPEAKERS

REGISTRATION

Registration for the Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) Conference 2019 is now open. Register now to get the Super Earlybird Price.
All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars and are inclusive of GST.
    • Early Bird Full Registration
      $7881 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019
      • Attendance to all conference sessions and the exhibition
      • Catering during all morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas
      • Attendance at the Welcome Reception
      • Conference satchel, name badge and lanyard
      • Conference Gala Dinner ticket
    • Standard Registration
      $8931 June 2019 - 30 Sept 2019
      • Attendance to all conference sessions and the exhibition
      • Catering during all morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas
      • Attendance at the Welcome Reception
      • Conference satchel, name badge and lanyard
      • Conference Gala Dinner ticket
    • Single Day Registration
      $368
      • Attendance to all conference sessions on the nominated day of attendance
      • Access to the exhibition
      • Catering for the nominated day of attendance
      • Social functions are an additional cost
    • Two Day Registration
      $735
      • Attendance to all conference sessions on the nominated days of attendance
      • Access to the exhibition
      • Catering for the nominated days of attendance
      • Social functions are an additional cost
    Full Registration includes: attendance at all conference sessions from access to the exhibition hall, catering, welcome reception ticket, conference dinner ticket and access to exclusive conference materials.
    Day Registration includes: attendance at all conference sessions on the nominated day(s) of attendance, access to the exhibition hall and catering for the nominated day(s) of attendance.
    Payment must accompany all registrations and may be made by:
    Credit card: Debits to your credit card will appear as ‘All Occasions Management’ on your statement.
    Please note that payments via credit card will incur a merchant fee of 1.25% for MasterCard, 1.65% Visa, 2% for American Express or 3.45% for Diners.
    Payment of early bird registration fees are required by the early bird cut-off date to qualify for the rate. After the early bird due date, all unpaid early bird registrations will automatically roll over and the delegates will be charged at the regular rate. Admission to the Conference and all social functions may be refused if payment has not been received.
    Any changes to registrations will need to be emailed to All Occasions Group at conference@aomevents.com
    Registration cancellations must be sent in writing, faxed or emailed, to All Occasions Group.
    Registration cancellations received up to 30 days prior to the conference will receive a full refund, less a $120.00 handling fee.
    Registration cancellations received less than 30 days and up to 7 days prior to the conference will receive a 50% refund.
    No refunds will be given for registration cancellations received within 7 days of the conference; however a substitute delegate may be nominated.
    Refunds from any deposits forwarded to hotels, tour companies or other related business will be at the discretion of the supplier.
    By completing and submitting the registration form, you are indicating your intention to attend the Conference and you will be liable for a cancellation fee if you are unable to attend. All registration related cancellations and amendments must be sent in writing to conference@aomevents.com.
    In the event of industrial disruptions or natural disasters the conference organising committee, associated organisations & individuals, and All Occasions Group cannot accept responsibility for any financial or other losses incurred by the delegates. Nor can the conference organising committee, associated organisations & individuals, and All Occasions Group take responsibility for injury or damage to persons or property occurring during the conference. All insurance including medical cover and for expenses incurred in the event of the cancellation of the conference is the individual delegate’s responsibility. The policy should include loss of fees/deposits through cancellation of your participation in the conference, or through the cancellation of the conference itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. The conference secretariat will take no responsibility for any participant failing to insure.
    InterContinental Adelaide
    Earlybird rates are available until 90 days prior to arrival. This rate requires full prepayment and the booking is non-refundable. For non earlybird rooms, any rooms cancelled within 30 days of arrival will be charged a one night’s cancellation fee. Any rooms cancelled within 7 days prior to the arrival date, or early departures or no-shows will incur a cancellation fee equivalent to 100% to the total amount of the confirmed room nights.
    Mercure Grosvenor
    If guest cancels accommodation booking prior to 30 days, no cancellation will penalties apply
    If guests cancels accommodation booking within 7 days of arrival an 100% cancellation fee will apply
    Oaks Embassy & Oaks Horizon
    If guest cancels accommodation booking prior to 30 days, no cancellation will penalties apply
    If guests cancels accommodation booking between 30-14 days prior to arrival, cancellation fee equal to 1 night to every confirmed booking will apply.
    If guests cancels accommodation booking within 14 days of arrival an 100% cancellation fee will apply
    The Playford
    If guest cancels accommodation booking prior to 30 days, no cancellation will penalties apply
    If guests cancels accommodation booking between 30 and 7 days, a cancellation charge of 50% of the total accommodation released will apply
    If guests cancels accommodation booking within 7 days of arrival an 100% cancellation fee will apply

    SOCIAL FUNCTIONS

    Welcome Reception

    Tuesday 3 September 2019
    4.00pm – 6.00pm
    Adelaide Convention Centre – Hall H
    Catch up with old friends and make some new ones at the APPA Conference Welcome Reception.
    Welcome Reception Tickets are inclusive in full registrations. Additional tickets may also be purchased at point of registration for $75.00 per person.

    Conference Gala Dinner

    Thursday 5 September 2019
    6.30 pm Pre-Dinner Drinks, 7.00 pm Dinner
    Venue – Adelaide Convention Centre, Panorama Ballroom
    APPA Gala Dinner Tickets are inclusive in full registrations. Additional dinner tickets may also be purchased at point of registration for $170.00 per person

    ACCOMMODATION

    Special conference accommodation rates at a variety of local hotels have been sourced by the Conference Organisers. To take advantage of these special rates, please book your accommodation when registering for the conference (not via the hotel website). Accommodation rooms may be limited and allocation will be strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. All accommodation bookings must be received by the Conference Organisers to utilise these special rates.
    For further assistance in booking accommodation, please contact the All Occasions Group  via conference@aomevents.com or 08 8125 2200.

    INTERCONTINENTAL

    North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

    Standard Room $250 per night

    THE PLAYFORD HOTEL

    120 North Terrace, Adelaide SA

    Standard Room $220 per night

    MERCURE GROSVENOR

    125 North Terrace, Adelaide SA

    Ibis Styles Classic Room
    $129 per night inc breakfast for one
    Mercure Standard Room
    $169 per night inc breakfast for one
    Distance to venue; 4min/290m
    Distance to venue; 4min/270m
    Distance to venue; 4min/300m

    OAKS EMBASSY

    96 North Terrace, Adelaide SA

    1 Bedroom Apartment
    $205 per night
    2 Bedroom Apartment
    $275 per night

    OAKS HORIZONS

    104 North Terrace, Adelaide SA

    1 Bedroom Apartment
    $205 per night
    2 Bedroom Apartment
    $275 per night

    STAMFORD PLAZA

    150 North Terrace, Adelaide SA

    Deluxe City King Room
    $225 per night
    Distance to venue; 2min/130m
    Distance to venue; 3min/180m
    Distance to venue; 7min/500m

    VENUE

    The Adelaide Convention Centre is conveniently located in the heart of the city centre and nestled within the beauty of the Riverbank Precinct, surrounded by parklands and the River Torrens. The Centre is a world class venue containing multiple halls, banquet rooms, meeting rooms and outdoor spaces.
    The centre is also within close proximity to the medical hub, entertainment, cultural and sport precincts and is also a short walk to international and boutique hotels and accommodation. Public transport, the Adelaide Railway Station and taxi ramps are also at the centres doorstep. For more information, please visit the Adelaide Convention Centre website.

    THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS

    Premium Conference Sponsors

    Conference Sponsors

    Welcome Reception Sponsor

    Exhibitors

    Advanced Sporting Surfaces SA
    Advancedlife
    Adventure+
    ASCA
    ASIC Money Smart
    Australian Taxation Office – Paying it Forward
    Camp Australia
    Credit Union SA
    Cybersafe Families
    Dancefever Multisport
    Dental Outreach
    EduMarking
    Extend After School Care
    Footsteps
    Furnware
    Get Kids Cooking
    Kaboom Kid Sports
    KW Wholesale Stationers
    Lowes School Uniforms
    MSP Photography
    Mud Kitchen
    My Education Group
    National Capital Education Tourism Project
    NGS Super
    Parent TV
    PC Locs
    Renaissance
    Scholastic Australia
    Smart Records Group
    Solutions IT
    Switch Recruitment
    Teachers Health
    Teachers On Net
    Tennis Australia
    The School Photographer
    TheirCare
    Willplay
    Woodhouse Activity Centre
    Woods Funiture
    Worldstrides

    SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION

    We have designed a wide range of Sponsorship and Exhibition Packages to cater to budgets and expectations. 
    The APPA 2019 prospectus is  available to download below. We appreciate your interest in the Conference and look forward to welcoming you to Adelaide in September.
    For further information or to discuss your interest in a sponsorship opportunity, please contact:
    Sheila Woodhart
    Sponsorship and Exhibition Manager,
    All Occasions Group
    Phone: (08) 8125 2216
    Email: sheila.woodhart@aomevents.com

    DESTINATION ADELAIDE

    Adelaide is South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal capital. With its ring of parklands and located on the River Torrens, it is home to renowned museums along North Terrace such as the Art Gallery of South Australia displaying expansive collections including noted Indigenous art, and the South Australian museum, devoted to natural history.
    What most visitors notice, however, is the sense of light and space, and the range of things you can do in a day without feeling rushed. That’s what makes Adelaide a great convention city, and why both Lonely Planet and The New York Times rated it in the top 10 places to see in 2015.
    Adelaide is an easy city to enjoy, whether you prefer 5-star dining, quirky laneway bars, exploring the bustling Central Market, cycling in the parklands, strolling in the picturesque Adelaide Hills or relaxing on a beautiful stretch of beach.
    Adelaide’s diverse cultural mix guarantees the food is sensational, with Rundle Street in Adelaide’s east offering a mix of historic pubs and family-run cafes and restaurants. Dine alfresco, morning, noon and night. Five minutes away, Norwood Parade is famously European influenced while Gouger Street, which is close to Chinatown and the Adelaide Central Market is full of Asian fusion restaurants.
    One of Australia’s most iconic venues, Adelaide Oval has enjoyed a proud history as one of the world’s leading sporting and entertainment venues for more than 140 years. A $535 million redevelopment, completed in 2014, transformed Adelaide Oval into an exemplary modern stadium while retaining its considerable history and charm. As an internationally renowned, world-class venue situated in the heart of the city, Adelaide Oval offers experiences like no other. Centrally located on War Memorial Drive and nestled in the northern city parklands, the Oval is within walking distance of the CBD.
    You will also find plenty of accommodation in Adelaide including boutique hotels, apartments, seaside resorts and heritage cottages. Most hotels are in the city centre, however there are a number of hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts in nearby North Adelaide and along the coast.
    Adelaide’s weather is moderate and year-round blue skies mean average winter temperatures of 16 degrees Celsius and 28 degrees Celsius in summer.
    Follow these links for a Map of Adelaide and attractions or to download the Adelaide Visitor Guide for further information. You may also experience the cosmopolitan and rural surrounds of Adelaide through a guided sightseeing tour. Alternatively, you could join Foodi and discover hidden gems in the realms of brunch, high tea and desserts. From raw treats and night safaris to beer tastings and secret food destinations, there’s a tour to tickle every tastebud.
    For other activities in and around the city, Experience Oz have collated a list of the top ten things to do whilst in Adelaide.
    For any assistance or further information whilst in Adelaide, the Visitor Information Office is located at 9 James Place, just off Rundle Mall and can be contacted on 1300 588 140.
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    The Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) is the peak national professional body representing 7,000+ primary school principals in Government, Catholic and Independent schools. APPA was formed in 1974 and is made up of the state and territory primary principals’ associations in each state and territory. Australia has 8 states and territories with three education sectors Government, Catholic and Independent.
    Every year principals and primary school leaders from all sectors, from every state and territory attend the APPA conference. This national conference is the premier event on the calendar for principals’ professional learning. Attending the conference, leaders will experience collegiality and networking with primary school leaders on a national scale.
    Malcolm Elliot
    APPA National President
    Email: president@appa.asn.au
    Linda Fleming
    APPA Operations Manager
    Email: ea@appa.asn.au

    LOCAL STATE ASSOCIATIONS

    Artwork / Design by Aboriginal Artist, Susan Betts

    Awakening the Wisdom’

    We awaken the wisdom within our circle
    To pass on the best knowledge to connect, learn and share
    So that our children of now and into the future
    Can shine brightly with what they have learned.
    Susan Betts, Wiyana Spirit Creative 2018
    Contact details;
    E: wiyana.art.design@gmail.com | W: wiyanaspirit.com
    Click here for more information on Susan
    The Swirl circle represents the Universe and the knowledge she brings to Us All
    The Star in the middle represents the Southern Cross, under which skies we exist
    The U shapes around the circle represent the 8 states and territories within Australia
    The red-rust dots in front of the U shape represent the bowl in which we gather knowledge to share
    The many dots connecting around the outside of the circle represent the knowledge shared between each state and territory, as well as in all schools.

    CONTACT US

    Conference Organiser

    Lisa Beckham, Project Manager
    Sheila Woodhart, Sponsorship & Exhibition
    Emma Cimarosti, Coordinator
    12 Stirling Street, Thebarton SA 5031
    Phone: (08) 8125 2200
    Email: conference@aomevents.com
    Website: www.alloccasionsgroup.com

    2019 APPA Conference Organising Committee

    SAPPA

    SACPPA

    IPSHA

    APPA

    Angela Falkenberg
    Dave Edwards
    Annette Mikulcic
    Malcolm Elliott
    Bernice Brady
    Phil Schultz
    Laura Fries
    Linda Fleming
    Christine Perri
    Ros Oates
    Randall Pearce
    Michael Nuttall
    Susan Copeland
    Karyn Prior
    Terena Pope
    Deborah Hemming
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