2022 SASPA Annual Conference

Lifting Up Not Holding Back, Learner Entitlement!

Please save our 2022 dates:

18th & 19th August 2022

National Wine Centre of Australia 

In August 2022 SA school leaders will gather again to share their practice, research, challenges and successes as we continue our focus on creating and sustaining equity and excellence in teaching and learning every day.  Through conversations across the two days we will be together, we will explore the imperative of an equitable education, the obligation to set high expectations for all students and approaches being used by school leaders to respond.  Lifting Up not Holding Back – Learner Entitlement, is Part 2 of our 3 Part conference series – a triology- designed to help us to problematize the issues of equity and inclusion as they relate to our interests in an excellent education for all.  Our 2021 conference, re-formatted into a 4 workshop series program in response to COVID, provided opportunities for us to explore current thinking. The 2022 conference is geared more to sharing professional practices that balance the equity and excellence agendas in education.

To this end, we have assembled some of the best speakers with an interest in equity and inclusion to challenge and provoke our thinking. Niki Vincent, Dr Niki Vincent (Victoria’s first Public Sector Gender Equality Commissioner & SA Commissioner for Equal Opportunity from 2016-2020) Rev Tim Costello, (one of Australia’s best known community leaders and a sought after voice on social justice issues, leadership and ethics),  Helen Connolly (SA’s first Commissioner for Children and Young People) & Professor Sam Sellar (Dean of Research (Education Futures) and Professor of Education Policy at the University of South Australia)

This year’s conference speaks directly to our commitment to the “public” aspect of public education.

On behalf of the SASPA Board, we look forward to seeing you at the National Wine Centre on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th August.


Jayne Heath

Chief Executive
South Australian Secondary
Principals’ Association

Rosie Heinicke

Convenor, Professional
Learning & Conference
Planning Committee

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