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

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.


Does SPANZ have Insurance cover?

SPANZ does not currently offer schools insurance.   You will need to contact your local Broker for this.

Please note if you have a school legal issue and you are using Harrison Stone as your legal counsel for initial advice (through our legal fund), your insurance company may not allow you to continue using their services if the situation/issue escalates.  We encourage you to confirm with your Broker/Insurance Company what your options are.

Please  refer to SPANZ Legal website pages for further information on how we can help you.