VPA Study Awards 2018

The 2018 Victorian Principals Association (VPA) Study Awards are Now Open!

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.


This year, the Study Award Program topics are consistent with the VPA's priority areas for action in 2018.

Principal Health and Wellbeing, Sponsored by Teachers Health


Promoting School and Community Links, Sponsored by Bank First

The VPA would like to acknowledge the generous financial support provided by our two Award Sponsor Partners for the 2018 Study Awards Program, Teacher's Health and Bank First. 

How to Apply: 


  • Complete the application form here
  • Obtain your School Council's endorsement if any interstate/overseas travel is involved, or if any paid or unpaid leave is required.
  • Understand your obligations before, during and after the Study Award.
  • Confirm your availability to be present to receive the award in person, if successful, on the evening of Thursday 16th August 2018 at the VPA Annual Conference and Study Awards Dinner at Melbourne Pullman Hotel, Albert Park. You must attend the dinner to be eligible to receive an Award.  
  • Download the Study Awards Information Booklet here. There is more information on the Study Award Priority Areas and the 2018 conditions of application in this booklet.   

To be eligible for the 2018 VPA Study Awards you must be a Full Member of the VPA. Principals and Assistant Principals are encouraged to apply.



Members with queries regarding the VPA Study Awards Program, including requests for assistance with applications, are asked to direct their queries to:

Deborah Grossek – VPA Board Member

Email: grossek.deborah.a@edumail.vic.gov.au

Ric Maguire – VPA Treasurer, Board Member

Email: maguire.richard.g@edumail.vic.gov.au

Anne-Maree Kliman – VPA President
Email: AMKliman@vpa.org.au


Submit your application with the VPA office by the closing date – Friday 20th July 2018. Preferably, send by email to Jemma Newcombe jnewcombe@vpa.org.au


2017 winners

Congratulations to last year's winners.

Corey Pohlner, Principal, Woady Yaloak PS 
Category: Developing Others – Building Capacity

Sponsored by: Woods Furniture 

Shelby Papadopoulos, Principal, Colac PS

Category: Principal Health and Wellbeing

Sponsored by: Teachers Health 

Andrew Parry, Principal, Horsham West and Haven Primary School
Category: Promoting School and Community Links

Sponsored by: Bank First

Danny Forrest, Principal, Donald PS

Category: Building Positive and Respectful Relationships

Sponsored by: Frontier Financial Group


The VPA would like to acknowledge the generous financial support provided by our four Award Sponsor Partners for the 2017 Study Awards Program:


          Teachers Health          Bank First          Frontier Finance