SAPA Conference 2015 in Port Elizabeth
- By: Ken Nunes
We had so much fun presenting First Look at the SAPA Conference 2015 in Port Elizabeth, which took place between the 25th and 28th September. Their website tell us:
The South African Principals’ Association (SAPA) welcomes all Principals and Deputies into a professional body, where current issues in education are addressed, and where collegial support is offered. All South African Principals and Deputies are encouraged to join the Association. As part of its mandate, SAPA is required to host an annual National Conference that endeavours to promote best practice and enhance the professional development of Principals and Deputies.
The event attracted representatives of over 650 schools throughout South Africa, and Suntricity's stand at the exhibition was indeed visited by so many Principals, from each Province in South Africa:
Unsurprisingly, there seems to be very common ground between the Principals when it comes to Electricity & Water. Most complained their bills were too high, although it has to be said this opinion appeared to be very much dependent on the actual budget and afordability by the individual school.
The SAPA Conference 2015, was the first exhibition stand of Suntricity, which we are happy to say, proved to be a huge success and an enlightening experience. We were able to share our ideas on issues relating to Electricity and Water consumption and costs with the Principals of so many different kinds of schools, High Schools, Primary Schools, Special Schools, Rural Schools, with learner numbers varying between 1,850 (Free State) to just 150 (Northern Cape).
We were truly heartened to listen to the enthusim and dedication, which the Principals showed and shared in abundance. There is a lot of good work going on throughout South Africa in this Sector, all too often unrecognised, and we thank each and every Principal for taking the time to visit our stand and hope to see them all again in the very near future.