from TPA President, Sally Milbourne

Dear Colleagues,

We regret to advise that this year’s Tasmanian Principals Conference has been postponed.

The rapidly changing circumstances relating to COVID-19, combined with the recent implementation of organisational travel restrictions, and government event and travel bans mean that it would not be feasible to proceed as we had planned. Our primary concern is for the health and wellbeing of our participants; therefore, we have made the decision to reschedule to 17 –19 March 2021.

Many of you will be disappointed, as are we. The conference organising committee has developed a wonderful conference program and we are delighted to announce that all our presenters are able to be a part of our program next year.  They are very much looking forward to learning with you and from you next year.  In the meantime some speakers are wanting to connect with you via video messages and I thank them for their support.  We will add the video messages to this website as we receive them.

We are still working on some program details, and we look forward to sharing this with you later in the year. 

We thank you for your understanding during this challenging time, and we hope that you will consider being a part of our re-scheduled conference at Country Club Tasmania from 17-19 March 2021.

Sally Milbourne
President | Tasmanian Principals Association

A special message for our Principals from
one of our wonderful 2021 Keynote Presenters

Dan Haesler

Tasmanian Principals Conference Committee

Sally Milbourne
President – Tasmanian Principals Association

Tamara Clark
Business Manager – Tasmanian Principals Association

Samantha Abblitt
TPA Vice President Primary, Principal, Port Sorell Primary School

Jeanagh Viney
TPA Member, Principal, Hagley Farm

Deaine Coyle
TPA Executive Member, Principal, Youngtown Primary School

Ted Barrance
Principal – Tasman District School

Angela Burbury
TPA Member, Principal, Collinsvale Primary School

Dianne Poulton
TPA Member, Principal, Forth Primary School

Brett Youd
TPA Executive, Principal, East Devonport Primary School


The Tasmanian Principals Association is a highly respected professional association which exists to provide support to public school leaders and a thriving public education system.

The TPA focuses on the highest quality leadership development. The TPA is recognised as a pivotal group in the formation of policy and strategic direction at departmental and government levels. All sections of the media respect the professional, balanced voice of the Tasmanian Principals Association.