The PFWA is an organisation focused on delivering excellent industrial representation for all of its members.
Many members of the Principal Class believe the best people to represent them are members of the Principal Class. Many also believe that the Principal Class needs to have direct access to industrial and legal support which solely looks after the Principal Class.
The PFWA is the only organisation that solely represents all Princpal Class employees in any industrial jurisdiction and employment matters.
Inventing the Future.
Honesty, Integrity, Fairness, Solution focused.
We aim to promote the industrial interests of members relating to their employment.
The organisation represents all members individually and collectively in negotiations with government and promotes cooperation between the Federation and all organisations representing the professional and industrial interests of members.
The PFWA has made a lot of progress for principals and I congratulate you and your committee for that work. I understand there is still a long way to go but I hope that, in the future, all principals are recognised appropriately for the workload and the impact that workload has on their lifestyle. The PFWA will play an important role in seeing this to reality.
My name is Fiona Gaze and I am a proud member of the Principals Federation of Western Australia. I joined the PFWA a number of years ago to support an organisation that has as its central focus support for Principal class officers now and into the future. I feel secure in the knowledge that my industrial and legal rights will be safeguarded by a federation that has at its core the very people who are in the job; there is high currency, credibility and trust within this organisation. I am gratified to see everyone working closely together to tackle the challenges that we face, make positive changes and hear our voices. I can’t advocate enough to all current Principal Class Officers to support an organisation that supports our profession.
I opted to become a member of PFWA from its inception as i felt as a Profession we needed an industrial arm. I liked the thought that we would finally have "a chair at the table" when our future was being discussed. The PFWA has given us a voice that enables the Principalship to finally act on our own behalf in an industrial rather than collegiate manner. It is well organised, strong in representation and will grow to become an organisation that truly represents the needs of the profession as a whole. Strong competent Leaders means strong schools for our children in our care. I would encourage all to join as we need in these times to have representation and it is good to know someone has your back. As a long serving remote country Principal I find that a comforting thought.
I would like to offer my sincere thanks and appreciation to Bevan and the Principals’ Federation of WA. My quick return to work was attributable to swift action from my collegiate groups and due in no small part to Bevan and the PFWA’s advocacy, advice and support. As Principals we are tasked with doing our best to ensure our staff and students are kept safe which is complex at the best of times. This level of complexity has been further ramped up in these Covid-19 days. I can wholeheartedly recommend PFWA as a professional body that is committed to ensuring Principals and Deputy Principals are supported and protected when it may get a bit sticky. It certainly helped to alleviate my stress levels and the quick and positive resolution was attributable to the calibre and quality of the support received from the PFWA