President's Message

President's Message May 2016

The TPA has relocated its office to 30 Raminea Road, Lindisfarne, with the entrance off Rowitta Road. The landline number will be disconnected in June with the main contact numbers being President, Malcolm Elliott 0418 312 265, Business Manager, Tamara Clark 0457 526 372.

We most sincerely thank our Risdon Vale Primary colleagues Mark Koppelmann (retired) and Libby Robinson for hosting us over the last few years. We miss the students and teachers and the rest of the staff who made us so welcome - it was really great to be part of the school. We also warmly recognise the Department of Education for the opportunity to lease this amazing facility.

Twenty-five people attended the Alan Reid Building Our Nation Through Public Education Community meeting held in Hobart at the Professional Learning Institute on May 4. The meeting was attended by The Minister for Education, the Honourable Jeremy Rockliff MHA; members of the Minister’s office; Department of Education Officials, including the Secretary of Education, Jenny Gale; three Members of the Legislative Council (Tasmania’s Upper House); the director of the UTAS Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment, Dr Elaine Stratford; the state president of the parent representative group TASSO; officials from the AEU; local councillors; eight public school principals from around the state; and members of the TPA state executive. There were many apologies as principals were in their schools and MPs were in parliament.

All members of the audience were highly engaged by Professor Reid’s presentation and the remarks by Gabrielle Leigh and Minister Rockliff.  All participants recognised the significance of the work Alan has done and certainly valued Gabrielle’s presence. The TPA will be using the paper as a foundation document for media and other comment and work in an ongoing way.


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0457 526 372
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