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Webinar Registration Now Open – Leading Leaders

Registrations Now Open for Our Term 4 Webinar Coaching and mentoring in an educational context are fundamental skills to support improvement and a positive and inclusive culture. Coaching and mentoring are different specialised skills, and when implemented correctly in the right situations, they can have huge benefits for your leadership team, staff and students. Many …

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Media Watch! Get SASSLA’s take on what made the news

The first half of August has seen many State education issues raised in the media which SASSLA has already advocated for or raised our concerns about. Read about our views on these important topics here. As always, our opinions are based on evidence and grounded in education and strategic human resource management theory. The articles …

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The Importance of SASSLA Representation in Disciplinary Matters

Unfortunately there are times when SASSLA members might find themselves the subject of a misconduct disciplinary investigation. This could relate to the specific alleged actions of the member – for example employing a family member/close friend without due process. It could also relate to matters involving others, over which the site leader has responsibility – …

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The Australian Principal OHS&W Survey 2022

The report and data for the 2022 survey can be accessed below. The Australian Principal Survey 2022 Please contact us if you would like to make any comments or raise an issue.      

SASSLA Board Nomination Results

Nominations for five positions on the SASSLA Board closed in mid-December. We received five nominations for five positions which results in all positions being filled with no election required. We congratulate the following new Board Members for putting their hand up to join the Board. They will start their two year tenure at our AGM …

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2023 Desk Calendars Available Now

Our desk calendars prove very popular every year to assist leaders with planning as they detail terms and weeks, along with pay days. If you would like a calendar, or a whole bunch for your leadership team, please email Leanne at with the amount you require and we will post them to your site. We …

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SASSLA 2022 State Conference Information

Thank you for making our 2022 Conference another great success! Please find links to Prof Riley’s and Phil O’Loughlin’s presentations below. Prof Riley Presentation 2022 Phil O’Loughlin – Workload Presentation Notes          

SASSLA’s New Business Model

OUR PHILOSOPHY AND APPROACH SASSLA represents individual member interests, and the collective interests of Band A and Band B members. We are guided by the following principles in working with and representing individual members: We promptly respond to members’ requests and identify the most effective way to achieve a satisfactory outcome for the member. We …

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The Ethical Leader

by Phil O’Loughlin, SASSLA Chief Executive – a resource supplied to members at the 2021 SASSLA State Conference In the 20 plus years working as a human resources executive in government and more recently in my role as the Chief Executive of SASSLA, I have seen and experienced significant changes in the standards governing ethical …

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Leadership Policy Paper

Leadership Policy Paper The SASSLA Board is excited to share our Leadership Policy Paper. Our aim is to represent the interests of our members by developing well-grounded policy positions on school and preschool leadership and advocating for a high quality public education system. The policy paper highlights the crucial role that school and preschool leaders …

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