Time out for study or a sabbatical

Issue: Volume 95, Number 8

Posted: 9 May 2016
Reference #: 1H9d1t

There are 12 secondary, area and primary school study and sabbatical awards available each year. These awards were established in negotiation between the Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA), New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI), and the Ministry of Education.

They are tailored to meet the requirements of teachers and principals intending to study part-time, full-time or undertake a sabbatical.

Some examples of sabbatical study areas for previous recipients have included: digital e-learning and its impact on teaching and learning, learning from top-performing schools, developing e-learning opportunities in rural schools, and investigating strategies to enhance effectiveness of boarding facilities.

Study awards

The following study awards provide paid study leave to complete part-time or full-time study in an education priority area. The length of study leave awarded is based on your proposed study.

Closing date: Tuesday 7 June 2016:

  • Area School Teachers’ Study Awards
    Number of awards available: 7 full-time teacher equivalent
  • Secondary Teachers’ Study Awards
    Number of awards available: 75 full-time teacher equivalent

Closing date: Monday 4 July 2016:

  • Primary Principals’ and Teachers’ Study Awards 
    Number of awards available: 75 full-time teacher equivalent

To apply and find out more, go to www.teachnz.govt.nz/studyawards(external link)

Principals’ and teachers' sabbaticals

These sabbaticals give teachers and principals the opportunity to spend up to 10 weeks completing a professional learning activity, and a chance for reflection and rejuvenation.

Closing date: Tuesday 7 June:

  • Area School Teachers’ Sabbaticals
    Number of awards available: 12
  • Area School Principals’ Sabbaticals
    Number of awards available: 7 full-time teacher equivalent
  • Secondary Teachers’ Sabbaticals
    Number of awards available: 50
  • Secondary Principals’ Sabbaticals
    Number of awards available: 45 full-time teacher equivalent
  • Secondary Senior Managers’ Sabbaticals
    Number of awards available: 10

Closing date: Monday 4 July 2016:

  • Primary Teachers’ Sabbaticals
    Number of awards available: 50
  • Primary Principals’ Sabbaticals
    Number of awards available: 100

To apply and find out more:
www.teachnz.govt.nz/studyawards(external link)

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero, reporter@edgazette.govt.nz

Posted: 1:09 PM, 9 May 2016

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