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


Rotorua Millennium Retreat 6 – 8th March 2024 

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

Rotorua Retreat, Millennium Hotel - 6th, 7th, 8th March 2024

The WPA Executive are excited to announce the annual Rotorua Retreat will once again be held at Millennium Hotel on Wednesday 6th March till Friday 8th March 2024.


Kevin Biggar (Main Keynote)

Mark Bunting

Ninakaya Taane-Tinorau

Plus, Ministry of Education Workshops and other outstanding speakers to be added. 

The cost of this Principal-only retreat of $600 shared (limited numbers) and $800 single, includes accommodation, breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.  This cost also includes Thursday night’s poolside mix ‘n ‘ mingle dinner and drinks.

SOLD OUT!!!!!!!!! 

WPA Rotorua Retreat Update

As this very popular event is already sold out, the WPA Executive group would like to give its members the opportunity to still be able to attend.   

We are unable to secure any more rooms at The Millennium Rotorua, but if you are able to organise your own accommodation,  then email Sandra Jeffrey [email protected] to register your attendance for Wednesday 6th – Friday 8th  March.  The cost for the three days will be $344.00 which includes all meals and Thursday night WPA dinner.  Or attending for one day – $150.  An invoice will then be sent to your school for payment. 

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