Thank you for your patience as we continue to review and update our forms, templates, guidance, and other information following the lifting of the COVID-19 vaccination updates. In the meantime, our Advisory and Support Centre is available to discuss any governance or employment matters on 0800 782 435, or alternatively by email  –  (for employment advice) or  (for governance advice).

Benefits of NZSTA Membership

Ngā painga o te Noho Mema ki NZSTA

NZSTA offers a number of services that are only available to member boards.

NZSTA membership benefits include a subscription to our monthly membership magazine ,STAnews, NZSTA regional newsletters published each term, Member-only memos, resources and publications and the opportunity to attend the NZSTA annual conference.

Members also directly benefit from being a critical part of a strong, national organisation which gets its strength from a large collective membership. It is this collective power which enables NZSTA to be a vital part of all relevant education-related decisions and in national policy formulation. It is NZSTA’s strong membership base that allows NZSTA to seek and obtain its "free to board" contracted services.

Membership of NZSTA is open to school boards by annual subscription, payable by 31 March each year. A proforma invoice is forwarded to all school boards, along with an open letter to all school board members in November each year.

If your board is not a current NZSTA member, enquire about joining NZSTA today.


With a circulation close to 12,000 copies per month and ten issues annually (January/February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November/December), STAnews is NZSTA's flagship publication.

Each issue contains relevant and informative articles covering the wide range of topics that impact on our member boards, including professional development and training, human resource management, and important sector issues.

If your board prefers to receive STAnews via email or have other enquiries relating to STAnews please contact

Read the latest STAnews here.

Full website access

Access to the member-only areas of our website (requires login ID and password).


All school board members who currently serve on an NZSTA member board are eligible to stand for election to their NZSTA regional executive, the NZSTA governing board or as president.


Membership of NZSTA entitles your board to discounts on

  • employer liability insurance accessed through NZSTA's partnership with brokers Crombie Lockwood
  • copyright licensing fees

Board Member Study Awards:

All board members who currently serve on an NZSTA member board are eligible to apply for an NZSTA Board Member Study Award, sponsored by Crombie Lockwood and Vero Liability.

Five awards are available each year, with a combined value of $20,000. NZSTA Board Member Study Awards are available in July each year.

Click here for more information.

Recognition of Service Certificates

We believe there are a large number of board members on NZSTA member boards who have been quietly getting on with business. We would like to see that service recognised.

NZSTA recognises the valuable contribution of long-serving school board members of member boards with the following certificates:

  • Acknowledgement of Service - granted for five to nine years' service
  • Long Service Award - granted for ten to twenty years' service, and
  • Recognition of Contribution - twenty-one years' service and over

Find out more about Recognition of Service Certificates.

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