The Secondary Principals' Council (SPC) represents secondary and area school principals who are members of PPTA.
The independent voice of SPC reflects the unique role principals play in the education system - a voice that is often sought by educational bodies, policy makers and the media.
SPC also negotiates the Secondary Principals' Collective Agreement with the Ministry of Education on behalf of principal members. A PPTA advisory officer acts as advocate in conjunction with Council members on the negotiating team.
SPC members and contacts
February 19, 2024
Members of the New Zealand Secondary Principals' Council (SPC) are listed with email contact information on this web page.
SPC members serve for two years, and half…
Implementing the 2022-25 Collective Agreements
November 13, 2023
The settlement of the 2022-25 STCA and ASTCA include changes to be implemented from settlement.
to the 2025 school year. Resources to assist principals with those changes can be found here, and will
be added to over the term of the agreement.
Principal wellbeing and growth cycle
September 14, 2023
We have developed guidance for secondary principals on wellbeing best practice, use of the wellbeing payment and the professional growth cycle.Read more
NZ Secondary Principal and Senior Leader Wellbeing Research
September 16, 2022
The 2022 Principal and Senior Leader Health and Wellbeing survey is now open. Please complete this year’s survey.
Your participation in the survey is important, to help…
Support principals and grow learning
September 3, 2022
KŌKIRITIA TE TUMUAKI KIA TUPU, KIA PUAWAI NGĀ – AKORANGARead more
Principals' Legal Service of Aotearoa
September 21, 2021
The Principals' Legal Service provides principals and nominated senior leaders of public or integrated, composite and secondary schools access to the legal assistance they need on management issues.Read more
How the PPTA supports our member principals
PPTA Staff - September 16, 2021
The PPTA recognises that there can be tension between the management role that principals have, and being a union member. However, we are your union, and…Read more
The Staffing Summit
May 9, 2021
The Secondary Principals Council of Aotearoa is hosting a Staffing Summit at the Rydges Hotel in Wellington for secondary, area, and kura a iwi school principals.
Student mental health a major focus for senior leaders
PPTA Staff - May 8, 2021
Principals and senior leaders have been crucial in ensuring schooling could continue through the Covid-19 pandemic, but what has this meant for their wellbeing?
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Level 2 sick leave provisions and funding information
PPTA Staff - May 12, 2020
Sick leave entitlements during COVID-19 and how they are funded.Read more