Supporting the independent education community


The IEU represents principals and teachers holding comparable positions, such as directors of studies in ELICOS colleges.

The Union conducts regular meetings of principals to ensure we are able to vigorously and accurately represent your views and meet your particular needs.

For any questions regarding the Principals Branch of the Union, contact IEU Principals Branch Organiser Pam Smith via

Your workplace news

  • Preservice teachers: Your practicums will pay off

    The New South Wales Council of Deans of Education and NESA have developed a new flexible framework for professional experience placements during the period of the coronavirus pandemic.

    13 May 2020
  • World Support Staff Day

    The IEU urges you to celebrate World Support Staff Day on 16 May. As an initiative of Education International, the global organisation of education unions, it offers us all an opportunity to pay tribute to those who play a most vital role in education.

    13 May 2020
  • Updated COVID-19 guidance for early childhood members

    The IEU has provided an updated guidance for early childhood teacher members, navigating COVID-19 in

    13 May 2020
  • Join the campaign to keep essential workers safe

    Did you know essential workers in NSW have little or no safety equipment? They come into contact with people daily, putting themselves at greater risk of coronavirus.

    12 May 2020
  • Vale Jack Mundey

    The union movement is devastated to hear of the passing of Jack Mundey and we offer our condolences to Judy, family and his comrades.

    11 May 2020