Principal job shadow exchanges

Find out about the job shadow and exchange opportunities available to principals and aspiring principals.

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  • Principals and Tumuaki (and aspiring)


Following a job shadow exchange opportunity can help a staff member to develop.

Current opportunities

TeachNZ run principal exchange programmes that allow principals, tumuaki, and aspiring principals to experience different jurisdictions, settings and mediums, which can assist them in developing leadership capabilities and practices.

The South Australian Principal Exchange offers recipients the chance to work alongside a South Australian (SA) principal in a SA school, before returning to their own school to host the SA principal. For the 2019 Primary and Secondary Principal Job Shadow
South Australia and New Zealand, applications closed 01 April 2019.

The New Zealand Principal Job Shadow Pilot has been modelled on the South Australia-New Zealand Principal Exchange. It offers principals, tumuaki and aspiring principals the opportunity to shadow a fellow New Zealand principal, and in some cases return to their own school to be shadowed themselves.

How to apply

Visit the TeachNZ website for more information about exchanges and how to apply.

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