International Confederation of Principals

Update from the President, February 3, 2014

Greetings from a very snowy and cold Canada!

On behalf of the Executive I’d like to provide our members with a few quick updates.

1. Ted Brierley has now retired after many years of serving the ICP as the Executive Secretary. We wish Ted the very best in his retirement and thank him sincerely.

2. Sheree Vertigan has kindly agreed to work with Ted as we proceed through this period of transition. We will provide an update to you at the July Council meeting.

Sheree can be contacted at the following email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

3. The Executive, in partnership with the French organizing committee, is working hard to plan a valuable Council meeting for you in July. Here is some key information:

  • Executive Meeting in Poitiers: Monday, July 7, 2014.
  • Council Meeting in Poitiers: Tuesday, July 8 – Thursday, July 10, 2014 inclusive.
  • Optional Extension to Council Meeting in Bordeaux: Friday, July 11 & Saturday, July 12, 2014.
  • Further details, including accommodation arrangements and council fees, will be posted shortly, as well as early bird registration information.
Student Leaders International for ICP Members!

sli20131104Issue 2 for 2013 of the student ezine and Teacher Module are now available for ICP members.

The International Confederation of Principals is a key supporter of the Student Leaders International student ezine. This resource is free and available for all primary, middle and secondary schools globally.

To have effective and informed community leaders in the future, we have a responsibility to educate our students about leadership now.

These materials are endorsed by two United Nations youth oriented organisations, the International Youth Council (youth assembly of the United Nations) and the Youth and United Nations Global Alliance.

The Student Leaders International ezine is a resource that can be used by teachers to develop the leadership knowledge and skills of students, or as a stand-alone reading and library resource. A free Teacher Module with student activities and professional readings supplements the student ezine.

Please consider making these resources available to teachers and students in your school.

Both resources can be downloaded from the Leaders in School website at

Full Report - Principal Health & Wellbeing

The research project collected data and monitored the health, safety and wellbeing of Australia’s school principals annually. The full report is now available for download. Click here to go to the survey website to download the report from the Reports page.

"The project website at also has detailed information about the project and places for principals to find help for all parts of Australia. My aim is for it to become a one-stop-shop for all principals in relation to occupational health, safety and wellbeing."

Dr Philip Riley, from the University of Monash Faculty of Education, has kindly given us permission to publish this information for ICP members on the website. Our thanks to him for this.

The Struggle for Gender Equity - ICP Publication

equity conf booklet cover optThe publication from the 2012 ICP Conference on Gender Equity is now available for purchase.

The publication contains information both from the presenters and from the 70+ delegates at the conference from around the world, plus a challenge to you to work to turn the dream of gender equity for all people into reality.

It is an excellent resource and starting point for your work in your school and community. It could also be used as a basis for discussions with governments and employing authorities about ways to raise awareness about, and to address the issue of, gender equity in education and in wider society.

The graphic below shows the journey that the delegates took during the conference in the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, near Johannesburg, South Africa.

The cost of the publication is:

  • $10 (Australian) for the publication; plus
  • $5 (Australian) for postage for one copy to anywhere in Australia; or plus
  • the cost of postage to your address anywhere in the world.

To order your copy or copies for yourself, for your association, or for your community, or for more information, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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