Welcome to the WA Branch of ACEL.

ACEL is the leading voice of educational leadership across Australia, but it is more than that for me. It is also a place where I feel I belong. Walt Disney once said: “Around here, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” I feel the same about ACEL. From the first day I stepped into an ACEL professional learning event, I felt that ACEL is a place for people filled with curiosity, interested in looking outwards, and with a desire to continuously learn, grow and connect. Our membership crosses sectors, phases, and levels of leadership, but we are all bound together by our interest in educational leadership and a curiosity that keeps leading us down new paths.

The WA Branch Executive and the national team are working together to ensure the Australian Council for Educational Leaders serves the current, aspiring and future educational leaders through creating opportunities to Grow, Connect, Lead, and Reflect: 

  • Grow: We hope that ACEL will challenge us to deepen our existing knowledge of educational leadership and enable us to move beyond our comfort zones.
  • Connect: We want to create inspired opportunities for educational leaders to connect with other like-minded individuals, maximising connections across sectors, phases and roles. We also aspire to connect theory to action.
  • Lead: Our focus is on leading learning, improvement, innovation and change at all levels of education: classroom, department, school, system and profession.
  • Reflect: Our desire is to leverage local expertise and create opportunities to share authentic practice. To achieve this, we invite all members to reflect: how can I contribute, share, empower and recognise others?

I would like to acknowledge the ACELWA Branch Executive who volunteer their time to coordinate leadership opportunities for our members. Please feel free to contact them should you have any items you would like to discuss. ACELWA looks forward to continuing to connect with leaders from all sectors and acknowledge the outstanding work that is being undertaken across Western Australia. If you know of educators and leaders worthy of recognition, I would love to hear from you.

Yours Sincerely,
Mathilda Joubert
ACEL WA Branch President