President’s Welcome

Let me take this opportunity to welcome you to our website, crafted through the work of our association to better support you in your work as a Deputy Principal in secondary public schools. Your work is pivotal to the learning of so many students across the state. It is a complex and demanding role, and one that you can find support in through our professional association.

There are approximately 780 substantively appointed secondary Deputy Principals across the state. There are also a great number of relieving Deputy Principals and appointments through various school projects who are also supported by the association. Currently, our association actively supports approximately 750 of these. If you are interested in becoming a member, click here.

Our association is focused on three major activities. These include:

  1. Supporting the wellbeing of Deputy Principals through collegial networks and state run activities, with directed support from our Wellbeing Officer and our Vice President Wellbeing, and supported by Teachers Mutual Bank;
  2. Developing the professional learning of Deputy Principals, through various means, including:
    • NSWSDPA State Conference, run by local conference teams, in late August/early September each year;
    • The NSWSDPA Professional Learning Day, run each year in Sydney;
    • The NSWSDPA Aspiring Deputy Principal Day, run each year in Sydney,
    • Collegial networks run in local areas;
    • Our MS Team which provides support and opportunities for collaboration to members,
    • Our website.
  3. Advocating for the importance of our work, through a wide variety of methods.

I am very proud to be a member of this vibrant association. The people with whom I work are thoroughly committed to the role of Deputy Principal and to helping other Deputy Principals. I hope that you find this website useful in your work, and feedback is always welcome.

Jenny Mace