Welcome to the
Waikato Principals' Association
|Welcome to 2021. 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 2021
Making Connections Dates 2021
Term 3 - Thursday 2nd September - Shay Wright
Shay Wright (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāruahine)
Shay is a Māori social entrepreneur and co-founder of Te Whare Hukahuka, an award-winning social enterprise developing Māori leadership for tomorrow. Their programmes combine entrepreneurship, innovation, education and indigenous knowledge with teaching community leaders practical skills to lead community change and grow world class organisations.
Shay grew up in the rural Far North, born into a family of teachers. After his own schoolyard businesses, it was his experiences at The University of Auckland and The Icehouse that led to Te Whare Hukahuka. Shay also started his governance journey young, as a founding trustee of the teacher recruitment organisation, Teach First NZ. He now holds advisory board appointments to the Government’s Maori Economic Development Advisory Board, the Kahui Māori for the Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge, and The Impact Initiative’s Sector Working Group.
Shay has been named in the 2016 Forbes Asia ‘30 Under 30’ list of Social Entrepreneurs and has been a finalist and winner of many national awards.
Shay will be running three sessions to explore some of the principles that he learned and utilised while at school, ways to develop Maori leadership and ways that schools can build cultural capacity.
Register your attendance here
Term 4 - Thursday 11th November - Janelle Riki-Waaka
Click here for your WPA 2021 Membership Registration
WAIKATO PRINCIPALS' ASSOCIATION OTAGO LEARNING TOUR
14TH - 17TH SEPTEMBER 2021
FROM DUNEDIN CROSS COUNTRY TO QUEENSTOWN
REGISTER HERE FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE
WPA Otago Study Tour 2021.pdf
NEW ZEALAND PRINCIPALS FEDERATION
VISIT TO WAIKATO PRINCIPALS
THURSDAY 19TH AUGUST 2021
NZPF have been heartened by the tremendous leadership of WPA colleagues and see their visit as one way to acknowledge the great community of professionals in the Waikato. The NZPF have set aside 2 events We’d love a great turn-out as it assists enormously to build a real sense of the issues that NZPF need to advocate for in Wellington. There is no cost to attend this function.
Thursday 19 August – Verandah Function Centre – 2-4pm
WPA Exec and Members and NZPF Exec to discuss local and national issues of concern.
Thursday 19 August – Verandah Function Centre – 4-6pm
WPA Exec and Members and NZPF Exec – Social occasion - Drinks and nibbles
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