Who we are

NZSTA is a membership-based organisation, representing approximately 90% of New Zealand’s state and state-integrated schools and kura.

We also provide services to all New Zealand school boards on a contract-for-service partnership with the Ministry of Education. Find out more here.

 

Our members

NZSTA boasts a membership of approximately 90% of New Zealand school boards. We’ve achieved and maintained this high level of connection because we deliver real benefits to our member boards. The scale of our membership means we are recognised as the voice of school boards in New Zealand.

We influence government direction and policy-making decisions
We influence government direction and policy-making decisions
We relentlessly advocate for our members
We relentlessly advocate for our members
We connect our members - sharing experiences and knowledge
We connect our members - sharing experiences and knowledge
We strengthen communities
We strengthen communities
We create better futures for New Zealanders
We create better futures for New Zealanders

Learning and networking events

NZSTA runs a nationwide programme of professional development and networking events exclusively for member boards. We also run an annual Study Awards programme to support lifelong learning and contribution by our members.

Annual Conference
National Conference

The 2022 NZSTA Conference will be held at Te Pae – Christchurch Convention Centre - from October 7th to October 9th  2022.

Annual Conference
Annual General Meeting

The 2022 NZSTA Annual General Meeting will be held in Christchurch on Saturday 8th October.

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Study Awards

The awards are available to persons who are elected/selected, appointed or co-opted as school board members to school boards within the New Zealand compulsory education sector.

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Regionally based leadership

Our members believe in us and have confidence that we represent their values and views because we have a personal connection with them through our regional networks. The strength we have regionally is used to effect and influence change at a national level.