President's Message



Dear Colleagues

Congratulations to you and all of your staff for the amazing work you have done to educate and care for the students at your school. I am sure your staff have been a wonderful support for your community’s families during the challenges of 2021.

Thank you to all of our Principals who completed the CaSPA Survey during November. The response rate was outstanding and CaSPA looks forward to sharing the results and analysis with you during 2022. Congratulations to the 5 Principals who won a $100 Book Voucher: Andrew Baker, Michael Hanratty, Brad Cooney, Andree Rice and Frances Robertson.

On behalf of the CaSPA Board I would like to sincerely thank Andree Rice (NT), Darren Atkinson (Vic) and Joe Hoyne (WA) for their dedicated service as CaSPA Directors. Their wisdom and commitment have contributed much to CaSPA’ work and advocacy. I wish them well for 2022 and beyond and look forward to officially thanking them at the CaSPA Conference next year.

I would also like to acknowledge Phil Lewis, our Executive Officer, for the extensive and thorough work done in nurturing partnerships, advocacy across many sectors, in ensuring executive functions were implemented, and for networking across sectors.

May I also express my good wishes to all of the Principals who are either retiring or moving to a non-Principal role next year. Thank you for your leadership, commitment and service to your community as Principal. May God’s blessings be with you as you transition to the next phase of your life.

We have had an active year, and established solid credence at national levels, where we are well recognised as a peak body and consultation with us is sought by government agencies, other peak bodies/organisations and Catholic entities.

In conclusion, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope you have a truly restful break and my very best wishes for the New Year.

God’s Blessing to all,

Ann Rebgetz

CaSPA President