APPA Term 4 2023 Reminders
October Council Meeting
A reminder that the APPA Council is meeting 12.30pm on 25 October at Kohia Teachers Centre. We look forward to seeing Cluster/Association Presidents at this meeting. The Agenda is here.
End of Year APPA Awards
We acknowledge all of those colleagues who are retiring in 2023 at our annual awards luncheon in November. Please let Sue Green know of any principal retirements so we may acknowledge their mahi firstname.lastname@example.org
The Executive is also seeking nominations for our annual service awards. See criteria below for our Fellow and Distinguished Fellow Awards.
Fellow of the APPA Award This award may be given to current principals, retired principals, or others (i.e. not principals) who have given notiable service to the APPA and or made a positive impact on education. APPA Members shall refer nominations to the Executive for approval via their local Principals' Cluster or Association with the endorsement of that Cluster/Association's President. The Executive may also nominate APPA members for this award.
Distinguished Fellows of the APPA Award This award may be given to current principals, retired principals, or others (i.e. not principals) who have already been awarded "Fellows of the APPA" (or the former Service with Distinction Award) and who have continued to give notiable service to the APPA and to education.
APPA Members shall refer nominations to the Executive for approval via their local Principals Cluster/Association with the endorsement of that Cluster/Association's President. The Executive may also nominate APPA members for this award.
https://appa.org.nz/appa-awards-and-executive-history - previous awardees. Please send any nomintions to email@example.com
Your support in acknowledging our colleagues is much appreciated.
APPA congratulates Kevin Bush (Tāmaki Herenga Waka), Saane Faaofo-Oldehaver (Pacific), and Phil Toomer (Tāmaki Herenga Tangata) on their appointments as Leadership Advisors.
It is great that two of our executive team have been appointed to these important roles supporting principals.
This week Tāmaki Herenga Waka sent out an exhaustive list of tasks for Term 4 of everything we already do (depending on our school context). The list is designed to help principals keep on top of everything in a busy term and to keep principals safe from missing something important. It will also be useful to share with school boards to illustrate the busy-ness of our role.
The APPA is in discussion with the Ministry of Education to get clarity around the end-of-year reporting requirements. Once we have clarity, we will share this with you.