About CaSPAQ

CaSPAQ was formed in 1996 as the Association of Catholic Secondary Schools of Queensland (APCSSQ) to bring together systemic and order-owned Catholic colleges to discuss issues of common concern and to present a united view to the education community.  At that time APCSSQ was affiliated to APCSSA, the national body representing Catholic School Secondary Principals. In 2007 APCSSA changed its name to Catholic Secondary Principals Australia (CaSPA ) and later that year APCSSQ also changed its name to Catholic Secondary Principals Association of Queensland (CaSPAQ). CaSPAQ has 89 member schools in the five dioceses of Queensland - Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Toowoomba and the Brisbane Archdiocese.
Catholic Secondary Principals Association Queensland (CaSPAQ ) is also affiliated with ACSSQ.

Mission of CaSPAQ

The objects of the association shall be guided fundamentally by the desire to enhance and promote the Principalship as a position of leadership, responsibility and significance in Catholic education, and in education and the community generally.

  • To promote the interests of Catholic education in the state of Queensland.
  • To provide a structure in which Principals may lend support to members in their work.  To this end it is a forum for sharing the problems and concerns which are part of the Principal’s role, and also for exchanging ideas on education and management which will be of benefit to the members.
  • To conduct meetings and conferences for its members.
  • To encourage professional development of members.
  • To gain representation on policy making bodies which impact on education.
  • To be proactive and reactive to changing educational philosophies and processes.
  • To foster the dissemination of information and opinion on educational issues.
  • To serve when requested as a consultative body to the Bishops of Queensland, Catholic Education authorities, and other state or national education bodies.
  • To maintain close contact with its counterparts in the State and Independent school sectors seeking discussion with these bodies on critical issues affecting education in Queensland.



Last Updated: 15 May 2018