About Us

APACS NSW is a volunteer organisation led by elected members who are working as school counsellors, school psychologists or in affiliated roles in NSW schools.

Our Mission

To advance the interests of school counsellors and school psychologists in NSW by providing effective leadership for the profession, developing psychological and counselling capacity for schools, and supporting members in their professional growth.

Our Core Values

Propriety – we are committed to providing high quality services to our members and seek to protect their interests above all else. Our members are at the centre of all our decision-making processes.

Collaboration – we are committed to working collaboratively with others to achieve the best possible outcomes for our members.

Openness – we are committed to openness and transparency in our communications to build confidence and cooperation.

Integrity – we recognise that as an organisation our members entrust us with a responsibility. As such, we exercise our duty to ensure members have faith in all our decision-making. 



President Kevin Thoms
Secretary Rob Spence
Treasurer Leanne Benson
Membership Secretary Brian Bazzo
General Committee Ally Robinson
General Committee Claire Drake
General Committee Denise Hardingham
General Committee Keita Rennie
General Committee Lauren Brincat
General Committee Michael Fajardo
General Committee Natasha Bryceson
General Committee Shirley Lu
General Committee Susan Colmar

Our Policies 

Policy Date Last Updated
APACS NSW Constitution
Privacy Policy January 2021
Confidentiality Policy January 2021
Strategic Plan January 2021

Position Papers

Title Date Published Date Reviewed
Response to Valuing the Teaching Profession - an independent inquiry May 10, 2021 N/A