Waikato Principals' Association

Waikato Principal's Association 2024 Kaupapa


Welcome to the Waikato Principals' Association

Welcome to 2024.

The Waikato Principals’ Association (WPA) is the collective voice for primary and intermediate school principals in the greater Waikato region.

WPA is a strong lobby and support group that has influence at both the local and national level

The WPA is a strong and viable professional organisation that has a history of successful service, initiatives and representation of principals’ interests in addressing the needs of primary and intermediate school education in New Zealand.

Waikato Principals' Association 2024 Kaupapa Responsive Leadership - Whakatauki

Mātai ki te rangi, homai te kauhau wānanga ki uta, ka whiti he ora.

Look beyond the horizon, and draw near the bodies of knowledge that will take us into the future. Responsive leaders concentrate primarily on the people within their school. Instead of imposing personal views, responsive leaders create a shared vision. They diagnose, often from factors outside their control, what the school needs and work with colleagues on developing common strategies for addressing those needs

“In front of the gain line”

2024 Waikato Principals' Association Events


Making Connections Day Term Two 6th June FMG Stadium Waikato

Making Connections Day Term Three 29th August FMG Stadium Waikato

Making Connections Day Term Four 31st October FMG Stadium Waikato

Making Connections Day Term 2 Thursday 6th June - Patrick Walsh FMG Waikato Stadium

Patrick Walsh has spent 35 years in Education serving students and the Profession in school leadership and
at the National level.This has included ten years as Deputy Principal of De la Salle College, seventeen
years as Principal of John Paul College, three years as President of SPANZ, Chair of SIEBA, nine years
on the Disciplinary Tribunal of the NZ Teaching Council ,President of SPANZ Union,President of
ANZELA (NZ Chapter)elected Secondary School Principal representative on the NZ Teaching Council, former Chair of the NZ Law Society Seminars on Education Law.

Join us on 6th June 2024 to hear Patrick speak about his journey throughout this time

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