2019 Supporters

The Tasmanian Principals Conference has been made possible by the generous support of the following organisations.



Made up of 25 local businesses and backed by a national resource centre, MSP Photography is Australia’s leading school photography company.

By choosing MSP Photography Tasmania, you’re choosing a locally-owned business with ties to your region and community. With the help of 11 talented and incredibly helpful staff members, we work with 135 schools across the state to capture the school moments of thousands of Tasmanian students. We offer high-quality school photographs to suit all family budgets and our friendly personal service extends beyond photo day.

We love seeing each photo when it arrives back from our state-of-the-art printing facility, knowing that these images will become treasured family keepsakes.

We also know the value of standing out from the crowd so we offer our schools a wide range of promotional products, including yearbooks, giftware and fundraising ideas.


Dancefever Multisport are committed to providing experienced, professional and affordable physical education solutions for schools. We provide schools with trained staff, equipment and curriculum documentation to meet compliance.

Our lessons are fun and engaging and cater for the physical and mental wellbeing of students.

If your school is in need of a professional provider, we can deliver outstanding results in dance, gymnastics, athletics and wellbeing programs for your students.


Parentshop is a market leader in training and resources for school professionals and parents. It offers easy, effective training solutions to manage children’s difficult behaviour and interpersonal relationships between school leaders, parents and staff. Developed by teacher, author and psychologist Michael Hawton, Parentshop’s training courses have already been taught to over 11,000 teachers and professionals and 110,000 parents around Australia.


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.


The Professional Leaning Institute (PLI) brokers, develops and delivers the high quality professional learning that is fundamental to the development of a highly effective and continually improving, Department of Education workforce.

The PLI is committed to professional learning that is:

  • responsive to Department of Education workforce planning and development needs
  • a standards-based, coherent and systematic approach to supporting clear career pathways for Tasmanian teachers and leaders
  • matched to individual’s career stage and context
  • high quality implementation of evidence based adult learning techniques
  • high quality service provision


A quality education in an extraordinary location
The University of Tasmania is the fourth oldest university in Australia, established in 1890. Our university is highly regarded for teaching and academic excellence. Our diverse range of degrees, student exchanges, and learning experiences offer students excellent preparation for their future careers. Our lecturers and tutors have the opportunity to engage with students individually and offer the personalised advice and guidance not always available at larger institutions.

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 (AC).

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 programme 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.


Royal Life Saving Society – Australia works to prevent drowning and facilitate healthy, active lifestyles by equipping all Australians with Water Safety and First Aid skills.

Royal Life Saving offers a range of free interactive classroom-based activities, as well as the opportunity for students to engage in accredited Aquatic and First Aid Training on or off campus.

Teachers who hold current Bronze Medallion, Swim Teacher Rescue or First Aid Qualifications through Royal Life Saving can become your schools Facilitator of the Royal Life Saving Society’s, Aquatic and First Aid Courses for your students and staff. This option reduces costs and allows for courses to be taken during class time over an extended period.

Royal Life Saving Trainers and Educators conduct face to face training in schools throughout Tasmania educating staff, students and the wider school communities on how to be safe in, on and around water together with vital Life Saving and First Aid skills.


Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service specifically for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years.

FREE call 1800 55 1800 or www.kidshelpline.com.au

Kids Helpline cost $11.3 million to operate in 2018, yourtown provided 75% of the funding thanks to the generosity of yourtown Art Union supporters and donors. To find out more about accessing Kids Helpline go to www.kidshelpline.com.au


Tiger Turf manufacture and install a range of playing surfaces suitable for all level of schools.

Whether its replacing old uneven asphalt or converting a muddy oval Tiger Turf has the right surface for your application.

Contact Tiger Turf for a no obligation free quote on any project that you may be thinking about.


We’ve been celebrating the wonder of learning for over 60 years. Furnware works hand in hand with schools around the world, designing and creating furniture so children can thrive in the most inspiring learning spaces imaginable.  We do this with quality, reliability, innovation and genuine care.


Sturdybilt’s play spaces invite children to use their own initiative, explore possibilities and make friendships. We are quality-driven and always exceed expectation with our keen eye for design, our superb manufacturing skills and our knowledge of child play and development.

With an expanding portfolio of exceptional builds, Sturdybilt Agencies  can help you in your quest to ensure your students reap the benefits of enhanced outdoor play.


Peer Support Australia is a national non-profit organisation who has been working with schools across Australia for almost 50 years to support student wellbeing. We provide schools with professional development, support and guidance to address school wellbeing and implement our student wellbeing programs.


We’re a profit-for-members super fund, open to just about anyone in any industry throughout Australia.

We help our members achieve their best possible financial future by supporting them every step of the way.

We’re proud of the seamless experience we deliver our members, because the person they talk to about their super works alongside the person who manages it, and members can reach them however they choose, whether that’s on the phone, in person or online.


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.


ASCA is a not-for-profit member association of over 5500 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.


For over fifty years Teachers Mutual Bank has provided key financial services to Australian educators. With over 186,000 members and more than $8 billion in assets, we are one of Australia’s largest mutual banks.

Teachers Mutual Bank Ltd is committed to strong standards of corporate responsibility through community investment and ethical business as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.


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.