Our Purpose

  • To advance education in Auckland through professional leadership, support and advocacy.
  • To provide a professional association that acts as a forum for the issues and challenges faced by members.
  • To promote the development of skills and qualifications for members.
  • To foster a collegial support network for members.
  • To represent the view of members in educational groups and/or relevant groups.
  • Each secondary school/area school Principal in the Auckland area (from Wellsford to Onewhero) is eligible for full membership of the Auckland Secondary Schools’ Principals’ Association. ASSPA.


Membership of ASSPA is a requirement for student involvement in College Sport.

ASSPA has links to ERO, Ministry of Education, SPANZ and Principals’ Council. Members meet four times each year. ASSPA meeting dates for 2019 are:

  • Term 1: 26 Mar 2021 AGM
  • Term 2: 25 Jun 2021
  • Term 3: 20 Aug 2021
  • Term 4: 26 Nov 2021

A key feature of our meetings each year, are presentations by significant education sector leaders and opportunities for discussion and feedback on issues affecting schools. Agendas are emailed to members in advance of each meeting.


This organisational chart outlines the relationship between ASSPA and other Auckland secondary school principal-led organisations.


Should you have any queries, please contact our administrator.