2016 VPA Study Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Victorian Principals Association Study Awards


The VPA has a long standing tradition of supporting members in practical ways and facilitating their continuing development. The provision of high quality Professional Learning continues to be an important priority for the VPA and the VPA Study Awards Program* is a significant means by which the Association delivers development opportunities for members. The VPA receives very positive feedback from members who have availed themselves of this Program.

Two lucky VPA members were announced as Study Award winners in their chosen area at the recent 2016 VPA Annual Conference Dinner on Thursday 18th August.

Winners were awarded a study grant of $5,000 in the following categories:

Building a Progressive School Culture
Jennifer Hassett, Rollins Primary School (Award by Woods Furniture)

Study Award Winner Jennifer Hasset


Principal Health and Wellbeing
Joan O'Connor-Cox, Jackson School (Award by Teachers Health Fund)

Joan O'Connor-Cox - Study Award Winner


Congratulations to our winners and best wishes for your school project.


The VPA would like to acknowledge the generous financial support provided by our two following Business Partners to sponsor the 2016 Study Awards Program:

Woods Furniture Teachers Health Fund

2015 VPA Study Award Winners & Reports

To see the winners of last year's VPA Study Awards and to read a full report on the 2014 Strategic Approachs for Leaders VPA Study Award winner Deborah Grossek (Glendal Primary School), click here



Deborah Harry, SEIL, previous Principal at Hillsmeade Primary School, Winner of the 2015 Developing Others - Building Capacity VPA Study Award (sponsored by PSW) has produced a report on her findings. To read the full report click here.


Leon Bell, Principal at Thornbury Primary School, Winner of the 2015 Promoting School and Community Links VPA Study Award (sponsored by Play-Safe Services) has produced a report on his findings. To read the full report click here.

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