Education Act Changes

The new legislation comes into effect on 19 May 2017.

We have created an overview of these changes.


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Chair Residential



NZSTA Chair Residential Programme 2017: “Leading with Purpose”

In May NZSTA brought 200 board chairs together in one place for two days of professional development at the Holiday Inn in Auckland. 

Chair Res Edited

NZSTA believes that the board chair has a vital role to play in the effective governance of a school. Whilst they are not solely responsible for the performance of the board, the chair is the elected leader and is responsible for ensuring the board's work is done.

The aim of the Chair Residential programme is to enhance knowledge inn this vital leadership position. In doing this, we believe that boards are likely to be more effective and more likely to contribute to improved student achievement outcomes.  


This year's programme featured the following keynote speakers:

∙ Iona Holsted - Secretary for Education, Ministry of Education

∙ Nicholas Pole - Acting Chief Review Officer | Chief Executive, Education Review Office

∙ Linda Bendikson - Director, University of Auckland Centre for Educational Leadership


And covered these topics:

∙ Community of Learning | Kahui Ako

∙ Managing key relationships

∙ Effective meetings

∙ Finance

∙ Role of the employer

∙ Reviewing school performance


Attached below are some of the resources that were shared over the two days. Be sure to register next year to be part of this invaluable  professional development opportunity! 

Powerpoint presentations avaliable to view or download:

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