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International Teachers' Day

Happy International Teachers' Day from all of us at ASEPA. Thank you to all of the amazing teachers in our Australian special schools and settings. Your dedication creates a voice and provides hope for all of our students.


Australian Principal of the Year

At the innugrual Australian Education Awards foundation ASEPA Board Director Diane Robertson, principal of Clarke Road School NSW, was awarded Principal of The Year (Government), which placed her in the running for Australian Principal of the Year against winners in the Primary, Secondary, Government and Non-Government classifications.

She took out the overall title for her unmatched ability in the effective leadership and motivation of staff at Clarke Road School, her commitment to professional development and her unrivalled expertise in engaging with parents and the wider school community.

ASEPA is proud that a special education school principal has been nationally recognised for excellence in working with students with special needs.



It is with great pleasure that the Board of ASEPA and the National President Lorraine Hodgson announce Matthew Johnson from Glenvale School Narara and Nth Entrance NSW is the President Elect of ASEPA for 2019/2020. Matthew begins his term on January 1st 2019.

In ASEPA’s 21 year history of representing and leading Special Education leaders nationally there have only been four Presidents these being from Sth Australia, Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory. Mat...thew will be the fifth President and the first from New South Wales. Matthew is also the immediate Past President and current Vice President of SEPLA NSW.

Matthew brings a wealth of experience, skills, knowledge and understanding to the role with over 28 years of working in a wide variety of school settings and senior leadership positions in both NSW and QLD in the fields of Special and Inclusive education.

The Board and Management Committee looks forward to working with Matthew.

Fiona Forbes
ASEPA Board Chair

Fiona Forbes, Dr. Honoris Causa (ACU)
President ICP
ASEPA Board Chair
Director Leading Learning 4 All
Principal Peel LDS

ICP Magazine. ASEPA is an affiliate of the ICP


The SA SEPLA and ASEPA National Conference has been an incredible success and the quality of the presentations and keynote speakers was a real highlight. More highlights to come soon.

Board and Management Committee Meet in Adelaide

Recently the ASEPA Board and Management Committee met at Errington School in Adelaide South Australia.


A good roll up to the SEPLA NSW Sydney CBD Network Meeting.

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PASS 2019 Conference Dates Announced

The dates for the 2019 PASS Conference is: 15th -17th May, 2019