Secondary study awards, sabbaticals and grants

We're committed to supporting the professional development of teachers and principals. So we’ve put together a package of study awards, grants and sabbaticals to help you complete a qualification, take time off each week to study while teaching, move to another curriculum or subject area, or take time off to research a topic of interest.

To learn more about each award, click on the title in the table.

Title of Award

Number of 2020 Awards available 

Application 
opening date*

Application 
closing date*

Secondary Teachers' 
Study Awards (ST)

75 FTTE **

Open now

4 June 2019

Secondary Teachers' Sabbaticals (STS)

50

Open now

4 June 2019

Secondary Teachers' 
Study Support Grants (STG)

100

Late May

17 September 2019

Secondary Senior Managers' Sabbaticals (SSMS)

10

Open now

4 June 2019

Secondary Principals' 
Sabbaticals (SPS)

40 full-time equivalent sabbaticals*** 

Open now

4 June 2019

Guidance Counsellor Training study award

4

Mid July

3 September 2019

Secondary principals' job shadow

2

Closed

Closed

* These dates are indicative and may change

** Full time teacher equivalent

*** This may result in sabbaticals being awarded to more than 10, or 40, secondary teachers and principals during one school year.

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