Secondary and Area school principals are entitled to receive a High Priority Principals’ Allowance when they are employed in a school/kura identified by the Ministry of Education as requiring additional support for recruitment and retention.
Eligible schools may be changed by the Ministry of Education as needs change. This won’t happen more than once a year, and only after consultation with employee representatives. These lists have been updated for 2023.
Kaitaia College Whangaroa College Kerikeri High School Okaihau College Bay of Islands College Northland College Dargaville High School Otamatea High School Ruawai College Tuakau College Te Kauwhata College Huntly College Ngaruawahia High School Trident High School Whakatane High School Edgecumbe College Opotiki College Tokoroa High School Forest View High School Te Kuiti High School Piopio College Tauhara College Taupo-nui-a-Tia College Taumarunui High School Opunake High School Ruapehu College Rangitikei College Wairoa College Te Aute College Central Hawke's Bay College Golden Bay High School Motueka High School Buller High School Greymouth High School John Paul II High School Westland High School Kaikoura High School Northern Southland College Central Southland College Fiordland College Menzies College Aparima College Putaruru College Tarawera High School Te Paepae o Aotea (merger of former Hawera High and Hawera Intermediate)
Area school principals
The Area School High Priority Principals’ Allowance is set out in Clause 3.6(external link) of the Area School Principals' Collective Agreement.
The ASHPPA provision shall apply to principals employed in:
All area schools in Buller, Far North, Gisborne, Opotiki, Tasman, Taupo, Westland, Whakatane, and Southland Territorial Local Authorities.
Decile 1-2 area schools in Waikato, South Waikato, South Taranaki and Tararua Territorial Local Authorities.
Te Kura o Te Kao Taipa Area School Broadwood Area School Te Kura Taumata o Panguru Opononi Area School Patea Area School Ngata Memorial College Tolaga Bay Area School Te Wharekura o Ruatoki Kaitaia Abundant Life School Collingwood Area School Tapawera Area School Murchison Area School Karamea Area School South Westland Area School Waiau Area School TKK Motuhake o Tawhiuau Tongariro School Reefton Area School Te Kura o Hirangi Te Kura Toitu o Te Whaiti-nui-a-Toi Te Waha O Rerekohu Area School Te Wharekura o Te Kaokaoroa o Patetere Te Kura o Ngā Ruahine Rangi Te Karaka Area School TKKM o Tuia te Matangi Murupara Area School Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Horouta Wānanga Te Kura o Te Whanau-a Apanui Ngataki School Lake Taupo Christian School Te Rangi Aniwaniwa Sonrise Christian School Kaikohe Christian School Te Kura o Waikare Te Kura Kaupapa Māori O Ngā Uri A Maui TKKM o Te Waiu o Ngāti Porou TKKM o Huiarau Te Wharekura o Rakaumangamanga Te Kura Māori-a-Rohe o Waiohau Te Kura Mana Māori o Whangaparaoa Moerewa School TKKM o Taumarere TKKM o Ngatī Ruanui TKKM o Whangaroa TKKM o Pukemiro TKKM o Te Tonga o Hokianga TKKM o Kawakawa mai Tawhiti TKKM o Kaikohe TKKM o Whakarewa I Te Reo Ki Tuwharetoa