New Secondary Deputy / Assistant Principal Training Course

Professional development (PD) Wellington

Posted: 11 February 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9r07

Join other recently appointed DPs and APs from Secondary Schools around New Zealand. Learn best practice from experienced principals, DPs / APs and the expertise and experience of others. 

This course is for four days during term two.

The days will be active and interactive with a mix of mini lectures, workshops peer coaching, networking, sharing and socialising. There is an emphasis on translating theory into practice and vice versa. You will be given opportunities to share and learn and leave with an action plan.

There will be four themes:

  • Being a leader, growing leadership
  • Leading learning and priority learners
  • Leading students
  • Leading the people - hard stuff with staff.

Topics include: Leading change, how to be that efficient manager, dealing with difficult adolescents, having the challenging conversations with parents, students, staff and other SLT, realising Māori potential, engaging Pasifika students, managing the shift in role, 'imposter syndrome', coaching, managing stress and reactions to behaviour.

Dates: 20–23 May.

Venue: West Plaza Hotel, Te Aro, Wellington.

Course Director: Colleen Douglas

Registration costs:  Full fee $550 / early bird (by 22 March ) $450.

Registration fee includes catering during the course time and dinner on Wednesday 22 May.

Accommodation: Single (standard) $530 / twin share (standard) $310.

Accommodation for the nights of 20–22 May, including breakfast.

TRCC subsidise teachers' travel as per our travel policy for the first 12 Early Bird paid registrations for this course.

For more information and to register go to

Events summary


20 May 2019 – 23 May 2019

Further information

Contact: Chris Mitchell

 (0800) 872 211