About TPA

Our History

From the formation of the Launceston Headmaster’s Association in 1958, the evolution of this organisation culminated in the amalgamation of the Tasmanian Primary Principals Association (TPPA) and Tasmanian Secondary Principals Association (TSPA) in 2004. Together they formed the Tasmanian Principals Association.

The Tasmanian Principals Association is an Incorporated Association under the Associations Incorporation Act 1964, with an elected President and State Executive. The responsibility of the State Executive is to provide effective governance and oversight of TPA’s strategic operations, as outlined in its strategic plan.

We have a strong presence in, and links to, the national associations of principals: Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA), Australian Government Primary Principals Association (AGPPA), and Australian Secondary Principals Association (ASPA).

Our Commitment

Is to support and represent the interests of the principalship in providing high quality public education for young Tasmanians.

Our Mission

Is to develop and support government school leaders in Tasmania through:

  • Professional support
  • Professional learning
  • Professional advocacy.

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Equity
  • Collaboration
  • Work/life balance.