Education Act Changes

The new legislation comes into effect on 19 May 2017.

We have created an overview of these changes.


NZSTA will continue to update you with factsheets, newsletters and through our website. 

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Principal Performance Agreement Templates

NZSTA and the Education Council, in collaboration, have provided a template example with guide which includes the required standards and criteria for principal performance review/appraisal.  This was developed in consultation with principal professional organisations and is reviewed yearly.

Any feedback about this template can be sent to

Before undertaking the performance agreement and review process, boards should ensure a good principal performance review policy is in place and that both boards and principal are aware of, and follow, that policy.

NZSTA's performance agreement process and timeline provide an overview of how boards, in consultation with principals, should develop performance agreements.

Boards can use creating a performance agreement as a step by step guide to customising the template to make the performance agreement fit their school.

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