I need to renew my Practicing Certificate, how do I apply for an exemption/reimbursement?

Through the Education Council website you can fill in their application form to apply for an exemption/reimbursement of your Practicing Certificate.  

Those eligible are those who have signed either an 'Area School Principals' Agreement' or the 'Secondary Principals Collective Agreement'.

Please find the form here or call Education Council direct for further information: 04 471 0852

What support does SPANZ offer me as a new Principal?

As a new Principal and SPANZ member we invite you to contact us any time with any queries you may have. 

Secondly we have a new/refresher Principal session on the first day of our Annual Conference (the Sunday), this is designed to give you a brief overview of what you can expect as a Principal as well as where to go for further information.

The Conference is also a great opportunity for you to meet fellow Principals' and learn from their experiences.

I'd just like to pay for legal/union but not Professional fees, why can't I do that?

The SPANZ Legal Fund and SPANZ Union are benefits on offer for our eligible* SPANZ Professional members.  Therefore we are unable to offer Legal and Union as separate memberships.

If you have not paid your SPANZ Professional fees, but have paid Legal/Union - you will not be covered as a member or able to access the Legal Fund until Professional fees have been received. 

*SPANZ Union is currently only available to those Principals' on the Collective Agreement

I'm a member of SPANZ - why have I not received the latest pay increase?

Members of SPANZ Union will automatically receive pay increases (and back payments where applicable) when they occur.

If you are not a SPANZ Union member please contact your Board as they will have received information around the pay increase via the Ministry or NZSTA.  As a Principal you will be required to sign an IEA (independent employment agreement) to access the increase. 

Please refer to our President's Comments for any updates to members.

How can I share my concerns around what is happening in the education sector?

The SPANZ Executive meets throughout the year and we encourage our members contact us with any queries or concerns they have that can be raised at an Exec forum - and where appropriate taken to key leaders at the Ministry / Education Agencies.

We value the input from our membership and stories of what is happening in your school.

Email: office@spanz.school.nz