Our 2021 Supporters

Thank you to our generous supporters and industry partners!

Conference Partner

Tasmania is a place where creativity, industry and nature collide. Our courses are hands on and have a real-world focus. They take you far beyond the classroom and across our incredible island.

Because we’re the only university in the state, students get close access to the industries and people that are shaping Tasmania. That means learning alongside the very best so you can hone the skills for a successful career.

Plus, our committed staff and smaller class sizes mean you’re always more than a number. We’ll give you the personalised attention and support that you need to succeed.

Platinum Sponsors

Parentshop provides specialised development training that delivers effective behavioural solutions for all ages. We guide and support professionals in education, early learning, psychology, social work and family support groups, so they can effect behaviour change within their own organisations, and for their clients. Specialised training courses and resources provided by Parentshop equip participants with the skills and tools they need to implement strategies to deal with difficult and challenging behaviour in children, adolescents and adults. The latest research in behavioural sciences underpin our training solutions, yet they are practical and easy-to-implement – whether at home or in a workplace environment.

Parentshop founder and psychologist Michael Hawton is one of Australia’s foremost behavioural experts, coach and educator. Michael and his highly skilled team have helped more than 12,500 professionals and thousands of families around Australia. Education and training are the keys to unlocking human potential so find your solution here today!

Experience the MSP difference.
You’re busy enough already, and you know your school better than anyone. That’s why at MSP photography, we listen to what you tell us, and take the hassle out of school photography.

We’re local
We’re locally owned, so when you choose MSP Photography you’re dealing directly with the people in charge. We’re accessible via phone, email, or we’re happy to come to see you in person.

We’re focused on you
Our service commitment goes much further than photo day, and we deliver satisfaction for our school communities, year in, year out.

We take the hassle out of your School photos You have enough to do without having to manage a school photographer. It’s time to deal with a local business with the backing of a national resource centre, so we can deliver the highest quality school photos in packages to suit all family budgets.

Education Perfect (EP) is a leading cross-curricular platform used by 2,000+ schools, designed to elevate the role of a teacher in the classroom. Integrating seamlessly within a schools existing Learning Management System, the program provides an extensive library of curriculum-aligned content that can be further shaped around each teacher’s needs. Teachers love EP as it provides rich data and insights into student learning, providing personalised learning programs based on students’ strengths and weaknesses. School leaders love EP because it increases teacher efficacy. The team from EP at attending TPA and look forward to meeting everyone, please come and find us on the exhibitors floor.

ReadCloud is the leading provider of eReading software and digital resources for Australian schools. We offer schools access to their entire repertoire of in-classroom content, across eBooks and all digital resources, helping them streamline teaching and learning. Teachers and students access their content via our set of intuitive cross-platform apps developed and supported locally in Australia. The learning experience is enhanced by ReadCloud’s innovative eReader, which provides a dynamic, social and collaborative platform for teachers to contextualise and personalise digital resources for student-centric learning.

Gold Sponsors

We’re Tasplan, a profit-for-members super fund, offering a range of benefits beyond super to our members Australia-wide including affordable insurance, access to low-interest loans, discounted health insurance and estate planning.

On 1 April 2021, we’ll be merging with MTAA Super to become Spirit Super.

Australia’s newest industry super fund will have approximately $23 billion funds under management and approximately 326,000 members across Australia.

Our combined scale will provide efficiencies that can be passed on through improvements to products and services, competitive fees and strong returns. We’ll have greater capacity to continue improving our products and service and to embrace a member-first approach to everything we do.

This means better service and better value for members and their super now and in the future.

Dancefever Multisport has a reputation for being Australia’s preferred provider of PDHPE programs for primary schools.

Founded in Brisbane in 1999, the company is now Australia wide with teams teaching gymnastics, dance, athletics, skipping and mindfulness programs to students. Dancefever Multisport staff are committed to providing students with fun and educational PDHPE experiences to inspire them to continue a life long journey of being physical active.

Our curriculum compliant programs support over 1,000 schools and 100,000+ students each year to stay healthy, happy and active.

Sturdybilt Playgrounds are a 100% Tasmanian owned and operated Playground Manufacturer.

We offer Free consultation and Special Design Service to create inspiring play areas to encourage growth, imagination, healthy habits and friendships.

We specialise in Playgrounds, Nature Play, Sports equipment, Shade, Under-surfacing, Court Surfacing and Outdoor Seating

1800113110 or sales@sbagencies.com.au

About TigerTurf Australia: synthetic turf manufacturer TigerTurf, a synthetic turf manufacturer for over 34 years, is now also one of the world’s largest synthetic turf manufacturers. With operations in Australia, Europe, India, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, TigerTurf’s global network of manufacturing facilities, agents and distributors provides sports and recreational artificial grass surfaces to customers in over 85 countries.

Silver Sponsors

A happy school is a hydrated school. aquaBUBBLERs encourage your students to drink water: kids just love their bright colours and friendly look! Our unique all-abilities tap is easy to operate – either to drink directly from, or to fill a water bottle. Each tap is fitted with an anti-bacterial nozzle that makes your school’s tap water the clean and safe option. aquaBUBBLERs reduce reliance on disposable plastic waterbottles, making your school more environmentally responsible. Our drinking fountains are hard-wearing, universally accessible, and 100% Australian-made. aquaBUBBLER helps your students develop healthy hydration habits for life.

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) offers free resources for teachers and students on a range of tax and super topics aligned to the Australian Curriculum and general capabilities. Teachers can use these resources in their classrooms to support learning in authentic and meaningful ways. The ATO’s education resources are engaging for students and include lessons, videos, digital interactives, and activities.

For almost 50 years Peer Support Australia has provided essential support to Australian schools to positively impact the wellbeing of children and young people. Peer Support Australia offer services to schools to assist young people to experience personal and social growth through mentoring and supporting their peers. Offerings include school consultancy, training services and parent information to supplement the peer support approach.


Conference Exhibitors

We work with schools around the world, designing and creating furniture so children can thrive in the most inspiring learning spaces imaginable.

Tennis Australia is the governing body of tennis and is proud to offer support to all Australian schools, principals and teachers with the implementation and delivery of sustainable programs.

Tennis values the important role which the education sector provides in developing students across all learning areas of the Australian Curriculum.

Word Of Mouth Technology helps create better learning environments by making it easier for hear & understand for EVERYONE. wom.com.au

1 in 200 students has epilepsy that may affect their school performance:

  • Medication and seizures can make it harder to concentrate and remember information.
  • Stigma can cause loneliness and social withdrawal.

The Epilepsy Smart Schools program supports teachers to better help students reach their academic and social potential.

Epilepsy Tasmania is a not-for-profit community organisation improving the quality of life of Tasmanians with epilepsy, and those around them, through education, coordination and support.

ASCA is a not-for-profit member association of over 6000 schools. We work with over 100 supplier partners to deliver the best value for your school and canteen.

Over the last 40 years, ASCA has contributed almost $3 million to charities which support the education and welfare of school aged children.

The Transform-Us! program* trial is starting in Tasmania from Term 3 2021 as a replacement for the Active Classrooms program which was previously offered to Move Well Eat Well schools. Move Well Eat Well is an award program that promotes a healthier Tasmania in which children can enjoy healthy eating and physical activity every day.

Transform-Us! provides schools and teachers with online training and resources to help students move more and sit less in the classroom. Transform-Us! involves providing a supportive physical activity environment and incorporating movement into everyday class lessons – the delivery of the lesson changes, not the content. This program has been used in Victorian schools for more than 12 years to support students to be more active, and so far, Transform-Us! has reached more than 904 teachers and 376 schools in Victoria.

Please contact Elaine Marshall or Rebekah Harrison to find out more!

Elaine.Marshall@health.tas.gov.au or Rebekah.Harrison@health.tas.gov.au

www.transformus.com.au                                          www.movewelleatwell.tas.gov.au

*Transform-Us! was developed by an international team of researchers led by Professor Jo Salmon at the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), Deakin University. 

Fairmont Commercial Furniture is a 100% Tasmanian Owned Family Business that has been in operation since 1993.

We provide A-Z furniture options for Education including classroom furniture, soft seating, library furniture, lockers and admin furniture.

The Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association, Kids to Farms project, is funded by the Australian Government’s Educating Kids About Agriculture initiative. Kids to Farms supports primary school teachers in the food, fibre, and agricultural education space. Providing resources, bus subsidies, excursions sites and professional learning.

Introducing Smart Stack – the on-site archiving solution! Smart Stack is the most space efficient, modular, accessible, and hardwearing on-site archiving system available. Paired with our powerful web-based software, archival clean up service and digitisation services – we guarantee you’ll be finding your documents quicker than a dog fetches a ball!

Brighten up your school playground and promote active play. We create and install vibrant, engaging & long lasting high quality thermoplastic playground markings that are perfect for primary schools. We can transform your school’s existing playground spaces to spark curiosity for learning, creativity & imagination. Our markings have been installed in over 10,000 schools throughout UK, USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand. Our multi-skill engaging playground markings improve literacy, numeracy and physical activity of the children.