Welcome to SASSAOA!

The South Australian State School Administrative Officers Association was first formed in 1974 and has evolved from small beginnings to representing Primary, Secondary, Special, Area and Combined schools across our state.

If you are an Ancillary staff leader responsible for business management, finance or personnel management in a South Australian Government school, then you are eligible to become a member of SASSAOA! Registration for membership is due annually aligned with a school year, ie from January to December. You will find an Application for Membership link on this website. Membership is currently $88per annum inc GST.

SASSAOA offers professional development to members and non-members including:

  • An annual 3 day Residential Conference held in the first week of the July school holidays
  • One members only Leaders’ Day – usually late Term 1 or early Term 2
  • One Seminar Day in Term 4.
  • The 2016 conference “Building Bridges Together” will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre 11th-13th July, with accommodation at nearby first class hotels. Look out for our bargain early bird registration rate for conferences!

    Please check our website for current information about up-coming professional development opportunities.

    Membership of SASSAOA includes access to SASSAOA Talk, a chat-line for members to share information and seek support from fellow members. This is a valuable communication tool and networking link that is well supported and well used!

    Our Committee members represent our Association at Interstate conferences held by Business Manager peer groups. Reports from these can be found on our website.

    Members can also attend interstate conferences – each year we extend an invitation for members to apply to attend a conference of their choice, partly funded by SASSAOA. These opportunities provide excellent professional development, strengthen our national ties and are great fun!

    In addition, we represent South Australia on the national Association for Australian Government Schools Administrators (AAGSA) which works towards seeking representation on appropriate bodies that impact on school administration nationally. All members of SASSAOA are automatically members of AAGSA. The annual AGM will be held on 8th–10th June 2016, in Sydney.

    Our Management Committee provides members with up to date information on new initiatives, policies and procedures by actively participating in DECD Reference Groups and Working Parties in areas that impact schools.

    This means relevant and valuable feedback and direction can be given to DECD regarding relevant DECD Policies and Procedures. We are currently working closely with the EMS working party and are regularly consulted by DECD on issues affecting schools, particularly in relation to ancillary staff and changes to policies and procedures.

    Remember to log-in to the Membership side of our website for more detailed information relevant to our work and environment, uploads from professional development.

    Congratulations and welcome to our 2015-16 Management committee listed here. Nominations for committee membership is sought prior to our annual conference each year.

    Julie Heddle, President

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