Welcome to the official website of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation. The Federation has a forty year history of publicly articulating the educational views of its members, who are principals leading schools in primary, middle and secondary schools.
Our work is driven by our ethical responsibilities to do everything in our power to ensure that every child in New Zealand has the right to access an education that is best suited to their abilities and circumstances; to keep the wellbeing and safety of every child in our schools at the forefront and to support principals to provide the school culture necessary for every child to succeed.
To achieve these aims, principals rely on Government policies and Ministry practices to match our intentions. Our role is to support those policies and practices that work well for our education system and speak out against those that create barriers to the learning progress of our young people.
From time to time we survey principals to be sure that we are representing the majority view and we also engage in all legislative and policy changes by using the public submission channels. The President meets regularly with all sector heads and Ministers and we work hard to build strong relationships with these people to ensure robust and honest debate.
We communicate with members regularly through a fortnightly electronic newsletter and always welcome feedback. We also publish a quarterly magazine NZ Principal to keep members informed, to celebrate great teaching and leading practice, to share current research findings and to provide thoughtful and critical opinion pieces.
You will find all of these publications, position statements and other helpful resources and information elsewhere on this website. If you are not already a member of NZPF, I urge you to join us. The bigger our membership base, the more influential we can be and the closer we can get to achieving our ultimate goal of all young Kiwi kids succeeding in our schools.
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