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. 

You can call 0800 782 435 or email


Principal Recruitment Allowance (PRA)

The PRA is an additional payment that is paid to a principal and available to a board with a current principal vacancy where the school meets the eligibility requirements. To be eligible the school must meet a range of criteria which include having significant challenges with:  

More information about the PRA process and complete school eligibility criteria is available in

NZSTA’s PRA recruitment kits contain templates and resources to assist boards with the selection and appointment of a role where the school is eligible to offer the PRA.

Please note:  the final decision on whether an applicant is eligible to receive the PRA is determined by the New Appointments National Panel (NANP) Adviser.

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