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School Principals’ Web Site Launched

11 April 2002

New Zealand’s 2700-plus school principals now have a “one-stop-shop” on the internet for information, communication, and even “private” spaces for discussion with colleagues.

“LeadSpace” has been set up by the Ministry of Education as part of the $27 million principal leadership and development initiative announced in last year’s budget.

Education Minister Trevor Mallard launched the site from Asnet Technologies Ltd in Rotorua by taking part in an online chat session this afternoon with principals from around the country.

“It will help make the busy and often stressful days of principals a bit easier,” Trevor Mallard said.

“On the web site, school principals will be able to access the information they need to do with school property, staffing, curriculum, regulations and entitlements.

“They will soon be able to access the details of their school’s funding, as well as data on schools’ performance so that they can compare their own with similar schools.

“Information on good practice, along with case studies and discussion opportunities will also be available through “LeadSpace”. An important part of it is online facilitation. Former principals will be appointed as online facilitators later this month.”

Trevor Mallard said that principals were also being equipped with laptop computers.

“By the end of last month, 600 principals had received their laptops and the total will be up to 1500 by the end of this year.

“We recognise that well-informed, up-to-date, and effective leadership of schools is critical to the success of students.”


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