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About SAPA
Western Cape

SAPA was formed in 1995 at a launching conference in the Western Cape. It is based on the principles of non-alignment to any political party or organization, or to any other educator body or union. This paves the way for individuals to be members of the major teacher unions in South Africa and also be members of SAPA. While SAPA is the national umbrella body, the association effectively functions at a provincial level. Each province elects its own executive committee to organize activities within the province, such as conferences, local seminars, newsletters, negotiations with provincial education departments in the interests of members etc.

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ZALC & The Principals Academy - Teacher & Pupil Morale and Well-being
Dear Colleagues
As the sun rises on a new era in education, leadership is more important than it has ever been.  Leaders aren’t born.  Leaders are grown.  Aspiring Leaders in education must be identified and given opportunities to grow, to fail, to get up and continue. They need the skills.  Being a good teacher does not necessarily equate to being a good educational leader.  Problem solving and decision making skills are essential and can only be learnt through trial and error.  The art of collaborating with others to achieve a shared goal is paramount.  Learning the art of mindfulness in order to stay calm under pressure and the incredible skill of facilitating change – even in the face of harsh criticism, requires well equipped, well-trained and well-failed leaders.   
The International Confederation of Principals (ICP) therefore, invites you to send aspiring leaders from your school/association to the International Aspiring School Leaders Convention, with the theme ‘Next Leaders, New Future’ at the Century City Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa from the 11th to the 13th of June 2020.
At this convention, education experts and practicing school principals will invest in your professional growth by sharing their wisdom and experience. They will be able to guide you in the ‘right direction’, as you negotiate some new and exciting ongoing changes in education, as the decade unfolds.

The convention will also grant you opportunities to connect with aspiring leaders from many different countries. The group discussions will allow you opportunities to learn from other aspiring leaders, to find ways to collaborate with them and establish an international support system for your journey into educational leadership, which in turn, will have a positive impact on the education systems of the world.

Register now on www.icpcapetown2020.com and join us at the Century City Convention Centre in Cape Town from the 11th to the 13th of June 2020 to benefit from this amazing experience. Our convention will equip, empower and embolden the next generation of leaders so that they will be prepared to take our children into the new future.
I look forward to welcoming you in Cape Town!

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