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Principals and schools
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Primary Principals' Study Award

Upskill and develop your career with a study award
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A Primary Principals' Study Award gives you paid leave to complete part-time or full-time study in an educational priority area (see priorities in guide in popular resources). 

It is a great opportunity to upskill and pursue an area of study you are interested in and passionate about. Each year, we offer 75 full-time teacher equivalent (FTTE) study awards to principals (and teachers) in state or state-integrated schools.

You can find more information about the sabbatical in the Primary Teachers' and Principals Study Award Guide 2025 in the popular resources section on this page.

Apply now

The application period for the 2025 Primary Principals’ Study Award opened on Thursday 16 May and will run for 6 weeks until Thursday 27 June. You need to use your existing Education Sector Logon (ESL) role to log in and apply for this sabbatical.
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For support with accessing your ESL, see the information on our applications webpage:

Education Sector Logon (ESL) – Education Applications & Online Systems

If you do not currently have an ESL role, contact your school's ESL Delegated Authoriser who will be able to set up an ESL role for you in the ‘Te Mahau Service Portal’.

Key study award information

Primary Principals' Study Award 2025
Number of study awards available (includes teachers)
75
Application period opening date
16 May 2024
Application period closing date
27 June 2024
Outstanding document due date
4 July 2024
Notification date
3 September 2024

Contact us

If you have any questions, we’re here to help.  

Email: teacher.studyawards@education.govt.nz

Freephone: 0800 165 225 

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