Support for member schools
Some of the key initiatives through which the Association provides support for its member schools are outlined below.
The Whiteboard Prayer Diary
The Whiteboard bulletin and prayer diary is produced termly. It is emailed to school principals and posted on the website prior to the beginning of each term. Each edition features 8-10 schools in its prayer diary. Each week, one of these schools is the Association's focus for prayer and many staff members from our member organisations will pray for the school during staff meetings or devotions. To view recent editions of The Whiteboard, please click here.
PD Support Fund
Important note: Members will be notified of the 2022 deadline for PD support applications by the end of Term 1, 2022.
Recent examples of expenses funded include:
- NZACS conference fees
- travel to NZACS conferences
- NZACS/BTI regional PD fees
- travel and release costs for NZACS/BTI regional PD
NZACS member schools are organised into regional groups for the purposes of mutual support, joint professional development, student and/or staff activities. The Principals or school leaders in each region typically meet termly to discuss hot topics, to learn from one another or invited guests, to share systems and/or resources and to uplift each school in prayer.Each regional cluster is led by a regional coordinator. Currently, our regional coordinators are:
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- Northland - Rodney Lloyd, Christian Renewal School
- Auckland - Barend Blom, Tyndale Park Christian School
- Midlands North Island - Shaun Brooker, Hamilton Christian School
- Southern North Island - Gavin Clark, Hastings Christian School
- South Island - Alistair McKinnon, mmanuel Christian School
The Association's secretary keeps a database of teachers, principals and administrators who have expertise in a wide range of areas; for example, curriculum areas, school leadership, governance, starting new schools, staff appraisal. Members of the Association access the experts' contact details through their regional coordinators or via the secretary. A portion of the Association's annual income is available to help schools with the cost of accessing assistance (although in most cases it will be offered free of charge). To find out more, please contact the secretary.