New Zealand Catholic Primary Principals’ Association


Toshiba Principal Study Award

TOSHIBA Scholarship Application Form... 


The New Zealand Catholic Primary Principals Association invites applications for the NZCPPA Toshiba Principal Study Award.

Next closing date for applications will be FRIDAY 25th OCTOBER 2019.


  1. The award will be known as the NZCPPA Toshiba Principal Study Award.
  2. The Award is a study grant of $5000 (GST inc).
  3. The Award is open only to Principals of Catholic Primary Schools of Aotearoa/New Zealand who are financial members of their local Catholic Principals' Association.
  4. The Award must be taken within the given year. The period of tenure in general shall not be more than 12 months from the date of receiving the award. The successful applicants are expected to complete their study in time to report to the NZCPPA AGM the following year, unless an alternative date is agreed to by NZCPPA for special reasons.
  5. The Awards will be recorded in the AGM Booklet.
  6. A sub-committee of the Executive of the NZCPPA will consider all applications. The successful recipients will be notified after the March meeting of the Executive. Results will be announced officially at the AGM.
  7. The NZCPPA decision on allocation of awards is final and no correspondence will be entered into. "If the successful applicant is unable to complete their commitment/ intent of their application then the grant must be returned to NZCPPA."
  8. Within three months of completion of the study, the successful applicant will be expected to provide a written report which will be posted on the NZCPPA Website.
  9. The holder (s) of the award will be given an opportunity to report to the New Zealand Catholic Primary Principals' Association at the following year's AGM. Award holders may also be asked to address their local Catholic Principals' Association and contribute to in-service courses, if appropriate.


Topics should be relevant to the special character of our schools and Catholic education.
Priority will be given to topics not recently covered by recipients of previous awards, although different angles on similar topics would be considered.
Recipients of the Awards need to be of good character and must represent NZCPPA, Catholic Schools, NZ Education and our sponsors in a professional manner.
Award recipients must be committed to the completion study in the given time frame.
Award recipients will be required to share information relevant to their study. 


If applicants need to apply to their Board of Trustees for leave, in order to undertake this study, the leave must be pre-approved so that the award can be utilised. 

All aspects of leave on full salary during the period of study are the responsibility of the award holder and his/her board.