Membership Benefits

Why join SASPA?

SASPA provides advocacy and support for members, relevant professional learning and promotes your work and your school.

SASPA’s membership includes the majority of all SA Government schools with a secondary component in South Australia. This also includes memberships from area schools and R-12 schools.

SASPA membership comprises respected leaders, managers and members of school communities who value the strength, professional development and support provided by SASPA. Our members highly value the collegiality and networking opportunities that SASPA provides.


Full Membership is open to all Principals, Deputy Principals, Assistant Principals & Senior Leaders in Department for Education (DfE) schools with secondary enrolments.  Membership is also available to educational leaders in the Education Department’s corporate sector who have previously been a Principal, Deputy Principal or Assistant Principal in a school.

Associate Membership is open to all aspiring educational leaders who are not entitled to full membership; that is, teachers and coordinators in Department for Education (DfE) schools with secondary enrolments.

Please click here to view a full list of SASPA Membership categories and online application forms.


Membership Benefits

Membership enables you to receive or access the following:

  • SASPA Talk
    SASPA Talk provides online discussion for all SASPA members.  It is a great means to seek advice, compare school policies, discuss ideas, share information or just give opinions about current issues.
  • Stay informed
    As a SASPA member you will be provided with up-to-date, essential information about important and topical issues.  You will also be provided with guidance and advice about these issues.  If you are unsure about a particular issue, SASPA personnel will research this for you.
  • SASPA E-Bulletins
    SASPA E-Bulletins are emailed to all members once per month right from the President’s desk.  They summarise the discussions and decisions of the SASPA Board as well as other current issues the Association is dealing with and keeps members ‘in the loop’.
  • The SASPA Annual Conference
    The SASPA conference is a unique two day learning event and an opportunity to network with colleagues.  SASPA members receive a considerably reduced registration fee to attend.
  • Professional Learning Events
    SASPA has increased its professional learning opportunities for members in the last few years.  These events are held largely in response to a demand from our membership.  Examples of past and upcoming events include Leading SACE Improvement, Leadership & Learning Technologies, Social Media Management, Unleashing Your Leadership Potential (an Aspiring Leaders Program), Incorporating Creativity into Your School’s Classrooms Everyday and Improving Your Chances of Winning Your Next School Leadership Job.SASPA Members receive a reduced rate registration to attend these events.
  • SASPA Business Partners
    SASPA is supported by a number of Business Partners, all of which are committed to providing quality products and services to our members.  We have excellent, mutually beneficial partnerships.  Our sponsors strive to give SASPA members the very best deal.  Please see this website’s banner cached at the bottom of each page for a list of our current sponsors and links to their websites.
  • Access
    Peter Mader is the Association’s full-time President and he is most willing to have members contact him to either raise issues or share ideas.
  • Networking
    Being involved in the SASPA community gives you access to great networking opportunities that allow you to grow and strengthen your education relationships and networks.

SASPA Gold Sponsors

SASPA Silver Sponsors

KW Wholesale Stationers

SASPA is a proud affiliate of the Australian Secondary Principals Association