22nd & 23rd August 2024.

More information coming soon!

Here is a recap on our 2023 event!

Third in the SASPA Excellence & Equity conference trilogy, the 2023 program builds on the last 2 years of thought provoking and insightful presentations from education leaders from across the world, Australia and South Australia.

2021 Equity & Inclusion: A world class education for all. A different format in response to COVID restrictions featured a range of keynotes & breakout sessions of over several events.  Facilitated by Dr Tanya Fitzgerald, Prof Gert Biesta, Prof Pasi Sahlberg, Prof Adrian Piccoli, each connected us to their research and explored implications for our leadership in schools.

2022 Lifting up not holding back, learner entitlement. A two day event focused on sharing leaders work with researchers in relation to equity & inclusion. Prof Sam Sellar, Dr Niki Vincent, Helen Connolly & Tim Costello stretched our thinking in relation to leadership for inclusive school environments.

2023 Connecting for Equity & Community will explore the centrality of equity & inclusion for excellence in public education schools, focusing on our subthemes: Belonging. Inclusivity. Agency. Keynotes will be provocative!

Dr Jan Hare, British Columbia University Canada, will share her research into approaches to indigenous right-relations in schools.

Professor Scott Eacott, The University of New South Wales, will share thoughts on the Gonski Report.

Dr Kelly-Ann Allen, Monash University Victoria, will share research related to the building a sense of belonging in a school community.

Breakout sessions will take us deeper into the work of school leaders who are connecting with student’s culture, interests, passion, learning needs and community.


Jayne Heath

Chief Executive
South Australian Secondary
Principals’ Association


Rosie Heinicke

Convenor, Leader
Development & Conference
Planning Committee

SASPA Gold Business Partners

SASPA Youth Leadership Partner

SASPA Silver Business Partners