NZCPPA

New Zealand Catholic Primary Principals’ Association

Strategic Plan

1. MISSION STATEMENT  - what we are here for

To support Principals in the delivery of quality Catholic Education to students in Aotearoa New Zealand Catholic Primary Schools.

2. OBJECTIVES - what we will achieve

2.1.1       To have a national forum through which Diocesan Association concerns can be brought forward to inform National Policy.
 
2.1.2       To promote the development of competent, well-informed and confident primary principals.

2.1.3       To support the development of Catholic Schools by
 (a)               Promoting effective Principal/Board working relationships
 (b)               Fostering a professional, collegial support network for Principals of Catholic Schools.

2.1.4       To initiate and participate in educational debate and policy development

3. STRATEGY - how we will achieve our objectives

3.1 Structure a National Forum through which diocesan association concerns can be represented and through which national policy can be developed.

3.1.1       Communicate through newsletters.

3.1.2       Provide the Constitution to all members.

3.1.3       Provide information through a national organisation.

3.1.4       Maintain the Website.

3.2 Promote the development of competent, well-informed and confident primary principals.

3.2.1       Co-ordinate overseas keynote speakers. 
 
3.2.2       Link into providers of Religious tertiary education.

3.2.3       Elect a liaison person for specific tasks initiated by the Executive.
 
3.2.4       Maintain working relationships with NZCEO.
 
3.2.5      Provide guidance where required for local Principal associations.

3.2.6       Maintain communication with schools.

3.2.7       Contact Australian Catholic Principals attending NZPF conference for contact to host Australian Principals.

3.2.8       Establish a link with Pacific Catholic school principals.

3.2.9       Assist professional development through the provision of Awards and Scholarships.

3.2.10  Promote a range of regional training opportunities for principals and aspiring principals.

3.2.11  To co-ordinate "road shows" of visiting Catholic speakers to have access to all.

3.3 Support the development of Catholic Schools by:

(a) promoting effective principal/board working relationships.
(b) fostering a professional, collegial support network for Principals of Catholic Schools.

3.3.1       Promote BOT diocesan training.
 
3.3.2       Assist diocesan associations to develop supportive constructive networks.

3.3.3       Identify and promote Catholic personnel with advocacy and counseling skills.

3.4 Initiate and participate in educational debate and policy development.

 
3.4.1       Contact members prior to national meetings to give them an opportunity for comments/queries to be addressed/represented.

3.4.2       Encourage principals with the promotion of Maori achievement.

3.4.3       Promote Te Reo and Tikanga Maori.

3.4.4       Maintain communication with relevant education agencies.

4. ACTION PLAN -  what we will do

4.1 To structure a National Forum through which Diocesan Association concerns can be represented and through which National policy can be developed.

OBJECTIVE
ACTION POINTS
TIME LINE/RESPONSIBILITY
4.1.1. Meetings through the Country
NZCPPA Reports to be circulated

Invite local executive and members to attend Nat. Exec. Meetings and dinner

Executive members - ongoing
4.1.2 Letterhead (identifiable image)

Communication - Newsletter
Web Site.


President                           -  ongoing

Communications Officer    -  ongoing

4.1.3 Diocesan Representation
Information through National organization.

Suitable executive encouraged to stand.

Issues/Concerns acted on.

Meet relieving costs of teaching principals serving on national executive
Executive members - ongoing

Executive members - ongoing

President/Exec         - ongoing

Exec/Secretary         - budgeted

4.2 To promote the development of competent, well informed and confident primary principals. 

OBJECTIVE
ACTION POINTS
TIME LINE/RESPONSIBILITY
4.2.1 Provide ongoing assistance to      Diocesan principal associations in their operation.
Liaise with Diocesan Catholic schools' offices re  overseas keynote speakers.

Constitution available on website
Each Diocese           - annually
4.2.2 Network of experience


Link into Catholic Institute (TCI) in Wgtn

of Theology.

Diocesan networks shared.

Promoting a range of regional opportunities
President

Executive Meetings

Executive Meetings - x3
4.2.3 Outstanding Service Award System
Liaison person on Executive
NZCPPA Executive - Annually 

4.3 To initiate and participate in educational debate and policy development 

OBJECTIVE
ACTION POINTS
TIME LINE/RESPONSIBILITY
4.3.1       Dialogue with a range of agencies.

NZPF Conference.
Formal Communication.

Attend meetings as appropriate.

Represent NZCPPA on committees.

Liaison/Information sharing.

Consultation and discussion
 
President

- NZPF - ongoing

- NZEI - ongoing

National Executive               - ongoing
4.3.2  Logo incorporates Maori wording


Encourage members to consider issues:

Maori achievement promotion.

Looking at how we welcome Maori into our schools.

The way we approach and greet people.

Name/signs in Maori.

Consultation about correct use of language
 
Executive                             - ongoing
 

4.4 To promote the development of competent, well-informed and confident primary principals

OBJECTIVE
ACTION POINTS
TIME LINE/RESPONSIBILITY
4.4.1  Sharing expertise
Assist Diocesan Associations to develop

Supportive constructive networks.

NZCPPA support for Diocesan Association
 
National Executive            - ongoing

President                           - ongoing
4.4.2 Listening to Diocesan Reports,

         sharing expertise/experiences.


Use website and e-mails to inform/communicate prior to and following meetings

Prior to National meetings the executive

e-mail members to give them an opportunity for issues to be raised.
 
National Executive             - ongoing

National Executive              - x3
 
4.4.3 Establish and maintain links with 

         Australian and South Pacific 

         Catholic school principals

Maintain contact between Australian and New Zealand Catholic principal groups. Fund NZCPPA President's attendance at  ACPPA

Conference.

Offer support for Pacific principals wishing to attend Catholic Schools Convention.
President/Treasurer           - Annually

Executive member with responsibility for Pacific principals partnership

-         ongoing

4.5 To support the development of Catholic Schools by
(a) Promoting effective Principal/Board working relationships

OBJECTIVE
ACTION POINTS
TIME LINE/RESPONSIBILITY
4.5.1 Promotion of BOT Diocesan

         Conferences.
Continue to encourage BOT Diocesan training.
 
 
 
President/Executive          - Annually
 

4.6 (b) Fostering a professional, collegial support network for Principals of Catholic Schools

OBJECTIVE
ACTION POINTS
TIME LINE/RESPONSIBILITY
 
4.6.1 Fostering collegial support recognised as a strength.  Network  of Catholic School Principals   throughout the country
 
Executive tapping into initiating and maintaining working relationships with NZCEO.

National Conferences/Workshops

Diocesan Association

Catholic Secondary Schools Principals Association
 
 
 
President

National Executive             - Annually