New Zealand Principal Job Shadow

Professional development (PD) New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 04 March 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA69s

If you are a principal, tumuaki, or aspiring principal we encourage you to explore this exciting professional development opportunity. The New Zealand Principal Job Shadow can support you to experience different jurisdictions, settings and mediums to help develop your leadership capabilities and practices.

Now entering its second year, the New Zealand Principal Job Shadow offers 6 applicant principals the chance to study and work alongside another principal for 4 weeks. You can apply to shadow a principal:

  • With more experience (ideally if you are a beginning or aspiring principal)
  • Who works in a different medium (Māori / English / dual)
  • Who works in a different setting (rural / isolated / urban)
  • Who works in different sector (primary / secondary)

TeachNZ will support this experience by covering the relieving costs while you’re away from your school or kura, as well as paying for transport (flights/vehicle), accommodation and other expenses during the job shadow.

The job shadow will run through term 3 of 2020, across weeks 6 to 9 (24/08/2020 to 18/09/2020).

Applications open on 11/03/20 and close on 07/04/2020; to find out more details about the programme and to apply visit

Alternatively, you can email

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

24 August 2020 – 18 September 2020