Principal Exchanges

COVID 19 (novel coronavirus) – Alert Level 4 Update

Due to the closure of schools and the subsequent implications that this will have on applicants, the 2020 New Zealand Principal Job Shadow will be postponed.

An expanded programme will resume in 2021 with the intention of launching earlier to give applicants a greater opportunity to apply or reapply.

Please email the TeachNZ team if you have any queries.


We provide Principal Exchanges, so that principals, tumuaki, and aspiring principals can experience different jurisdictions, settings and mediums to assist them in developing leadership capabilities and practices.

The New Zealand Principal Job Shadow pilot offers an opportunity for principals, tumuaki and aspiring principals to shadow a fellow New Zealand principal, and experience different jurisdictions, settings and mediums to assist them in developing leadership capabilities and practices.

More information about the programme and instructions on how to apply, can be found by following the link to the left-hand of this page.

You can also email principal.jobshadow@education.govt.nz or call 0800 165 225 if you have any further questions.

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