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Principals Support Mandatory Vaccinations

Monday, 11 October 2021, 6:23 pm | New Zealand Principals Federation

The New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF) welcomes the decision of Government to mandate vaccinations for principals, teachers and support staff. NZPF President, Perry Rush, said, "There are few working environments where adults are in such ... More >>

Principals Applaud School Holiday Decision

Friday, 17 September 2021, 11:22 am | New Zealand Principals Federation

The New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF) welcomes the announcement that school holiday dates will remain unchanged and start from Saturday 2 October as scheduled. President of NZPF Perry Rush said today, "Young people thrive on certainty and ... More >>

Some Wins For Schools In Budget

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 4:57 pm | New Zealand Principals Federation

Today’s Budget, as was already signaled, focused heavily on Early Childhood Education, but schools did not miss out. "We are pleased that this Budget addresses some of the Tomorrow’s Schools recommendations, including a Ministry overhaul to refocus ... More >>

Not Enough Support Say School Principals

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 4:54 pm | New Zealand Principals Federation

As commentary in the media ramps up about schools excluding students who display extreme behaviours, Perry Rush, President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation has again expressed the views of the Federation. "Let’s be clear," he ... More >>

Principals Position Misunderstood

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Principals Federation

The New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF) has recently drawn attention to the plight of schools dealing with young people in schools displaying violent behaviour and placing other students at risk. "This is not a new phenomenon," said ... More >>

Principals Welcome Minister Hipkins' Return To Education Portfolio

Monday, 2 November 2020, 2:47 pm | New Zealand Principals Federation

The New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF) congratulates and welcomes the re-appointment of Hon Chris Hipkins as Minister for Education and Hon Kelvin Davis and former primary school principal, Jan Tinetti as Associate Ministers. "It is good to see Chris ... More >>

Schools Get COVID Relief

Monday, 10 August 2020, 4:14 pm | New Zealand Principals Federation

President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF), Perry Rush today congratulated the Minister for Education, Hon Chris Hipkins, for his injection of new funds to compensate schools for COVID -19 related expenses. "Principals are very appreciative ... More >>

Education On Hold

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 5:16 pm | New Zealand Principals Federation

New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF) president, Perry Rush, reacted to the Government’s Budget announcements today saying "We understand the importance of rebuilding the economy and first helping those New Zealanders most affected by ... More >>

Principals Call For Calm In COVID-19 Crisis

Monday, 23 March 2020, 10:59 am | New Zealand Principals Federation

School principals are calling for composure and coherence as the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases rises. President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF), Perry Rush, said "Principals are always the community leaders in challenging ... More >>

Minister Not Listening Say Northland Principals

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 3:26 pm | New Zealand Principals Federation

"The Minister is talking in platitudes but saying nothing new!" according to Leanne Otene, Principal of Manaia View School in Whangarei and executive member of Te Tai Tokerau Principals’ Association. More >>

Fairer Funding and Super-sized Support Needed

Monday, 6 November 2017, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Principals Federation

The latest research findings from the New Zealand Council for Education Research (NZCER) that show schools are under-funded and principals' stress levels are rising, come as no surprise, according to Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' ... More >>

Principals welcome New Minister of Education

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Principals Federation

The New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF) extends warm congratulations to Chris Hipkins, the new Minister of Education and Tracey Martin, Kelvin Davis and Jenny Salesa as Associate Education Ministers. More >>

Mahia i runga i te rangimārie me te ngākau māhaki

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Principals Federation

Tōtika - Balance Mahia i runga i te rangimārie me te ngākau māhaki More >>

'Get Real' Prime Minister, say School Principals!

Monday, 28 August 2017, 12:02 pm | New Zealand Principals Federation

Prime Minister Bill English, in campaign mode, has announced that national standards would be extended and millions of dollars would be poured into primary children having the option to learn one of several different languages from Mandarin and Korean, ... More >>

Time's Up On National Standards, Say Principals

Monday, 21 August 2017, 9:03 am | New Zealand Principals Federation

'For the past decade the Government has expected national standards to change the academic fortunes of our most challenged students. It hasn't happened,' said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF). 'It is time ... More >>

Canterbury Apology Prompts Call for Genuine Consultation

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 9:35 am | New Zealand Principals Federation

President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation, Whetu Cormick, has acknowledged the apology offered today to his Canterbury colleagues by the Secretary for Education saying, 'We hope that we will never again witness such disgraceful behaviour from ... More >>

Special Funds for Special Education Needed Now

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 11:24 am | New Zealand Principals Federation

'Principals are calling for additional resources to deal with the growing number of students presenting with high behavioural and learning needs,' says Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF). More >>

Charter Schools – Throwing good money after bad

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 11:03 am | New Zealand Principals Federation

Today’s announcement that the government will fund another seven charter schools and an independent body to support them comes as a huge disappointment to Principals across the nation. More >>

Where would we be without teachers?

Monday, 4 April 2016, 12:15 pm | New Zealand Principals Federation

Members of the teaching profession are astounded that Minister Steven Joyce, in releasing data on career options, suggests teaching isn’t the profession to choose if you want a prosperous future! More >>

Principals Support OECD Solutions

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 2:55 pm | New Zealand Principals Federation

‘The latest report addressing low performing students in OECD countries, including New Zealand, suggests innovative answers that are nothing like the out-dated standardised solutions such as national standards, charter schools and IES policies,’ said Iain ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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