National Aspiring Principals Programme (Te Toi Tupu)

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The National Aspiring Principals' Programme is designed to develop leadership focused on improving student learning outcomes in schools.

Since the National Aspiring Principals' Programme became a nationwide programme 4 years ago, more than 700 aspirants have been involved in it. In the South island over 200 aspirants, from both primary and secondary schools, have graduated. South Island aspirants (known as "akonga") are coached throughout the year by a team of 4 experienced "kaiarahi" who are all ex-principals.

The major elements of the NAPP curriculum are:

  • developing self
  • leading learning
  • leading change
  • future-focused schooling
  • understanding the multi-faceted role of the principal

NAPP is a Ministry of Education funded project undertaken by the Te Toi Tupu consortium of which CORE Education is a member.


Visit the Aspiring Principals page on the Educational Leaders website to learn more about this project.