The Secondary Principals' Sabbatical provides up to 10 school weeks' paid leave for you to undertake professional learning activities, reflection and rejuvenation.
You can apply for a ten-week sabbatical (which may be taken in two blocks with board of trustees' approval), a five-week sabbatical or a three-week sabbatical. Blocks must be a minimum of 3 complete weeks.
You can also apply for a reimbursement of costs clearly associated with your sabbatical to a maximum of $5,000.
Each year there are 40 paid full-time equivalent sabbaticals, available to principals in state or state integrated secondary schools covered by the Secondary Principals’ Collective Agreement (SPCA).
Applications for the 2020 Secondary Principals' Sabbatical are now open!
Apply now by downloading the pdf application form or using the online application form on the right hand of this page.
If using the pdf application form, please save the form to your computer before entering any information. You will find a series of frequently asked questions at the back of the form.
If you are using the online application form, you can access the frequently asked questions by clicking here.
If you wish to apply for a Secondary Principals' Sabbatical, you must:
You can read previous recipients' sabbatical reports on the Educational Leaders’ website.
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