South Australia New Zealand Principal Exchange

The South Australia New Zealand Principal Exchange is an opportunity for principals from primary, area and secondary state or state-integrated schools in New Zealand to work alongside a South Australian principal in their school for approximately 4 weeks and then return to their school to host the South Australian principal. 

Relieving costs for the principals while they are away from their school or kura will be covered, as well as transport (flights/vehicle) and accommodation during the term of the job shadow.

Who can apply?

New Zealand principals employed on a full time permanent basis in a primary, area or secondary state or state integrated school can apply. The application form covers the eligibility criteria in full.

Further information

We are currently in conversation with the Department of Education and Child Development (South Australia) over the programme's renewal. Information regarding the exchange in 2019 will be made available in January.

If you have any questions, please email principal.jobshadow@education.govt.nz or call us on 0800 165 225.

You can click here to view an article on the 2018 programme.

You can also watch the videos below to find out more about the experiences of the 2018 recipients.

St Francis of Assisi and Golden Grove Primary School

Beckenham School and Lockleys North Primary School 

New Zealand Teachers Council New Zealand Education Gazette New Zealand Qualifications Authority Immigration New Zealand