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Principals' Hauora

Principals' Hauora Survey

From 2016 to 2021, NZEI Te Riu Roa members participated in an annual survey about primary principals’ hauora. This research provided a strong evidence base about how our principals were faring and how their work was affecting their health and wellbeing.

This survey programme has now ended, but the research provided evidence about the stresses and challenges of these leadership roles and has been vital to supporting our Te Ao Kei Tua campaign to win better conditions for our primary principals.

Other past campaigns

Check out more of the progress that NZEI Te Riu Roa members have achieved together.


Pay Equity for Teacher Aides | Mana Taurite

  • Support Staff
  • Mana Taurite

In September 2016, NZEI Te Riu Roa lodged a pay equity claim on behalf of all teacher aides. In 2019 a settlement was reached and teacher aides received pay increases and other benefits. As part of the terms of settlement, there must regular reviews to make sure that pay equity is maintained. This review is currently underway and will be complete by the end of 2024 in time to inform the bargaining of the Support Staff in Schools’ Collective Agreement.

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