Hilton Lake Taupo

80 – 100 Napier Road, Taupo

15 – 16 August 2019

Line up of Speakers for upcoming Conference

Annah StrettonPeter Burdon
Graham LoweChris Clay
Simon TupmanGrant Schofield
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Building on the success of 2018, APPA have committed to providing school leaders an opportunity to come together once more to continue building relationships and share in new learning.  Supported by highly relevant content, the intimate nature of the conference delivers valuable time with colleagues to provide a rich environment for personal and professional growth.

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APPA Event Calendar at a Glance

Welcome to the Auckland Primary Principals’ Association – the APPA. We have been the collective voice for primary and intermediate school principals in the greater Auckland region – from Franklin to Hibiscus Coast – for nearly 100 years.

The APPA is a strong and viable professional organisation that has a history of service, advocacy and representation of principals’ interests in addressing the needs of primary and intermediate school education in New Zealand. In particular, being the largest local principals’ association in New Zealand, we are a strong lobby and support group that has influence at both the local and national levels.

2019 APPA/ARA Lodge Music Competition for Strings & Piano Young Musicians

Introduction. Between 1998 and 2015 there was a Knights Templar – APPA Music Competition for children in years 5 – 8 that gave young people performance experience before an audience and with prizes that helped defray the cost of musical tuition to families. This particular competition ended in October 2015.

Current Situation. The Irish Lodge [ARA] has willingly offered to continue to support a music competition for the young people. Representatives from the Lodge have worked with members of the APPA Executive to work out the best way this competition would work. The APPA Executive are most enthusiastic about the competition that, not only provides a financial support towards tuition fees and replacement instruments, but also gives these young people public performance experience, feedback on their musicianship and provides a talent pool of soloists for APPA events.

This competition will, once again, be the most prestigious music competition for primary-intermediate aged children in Australasia.

Young people who are eligible are:

  • Living somewhere in the APPA region between Pukekohe and Wellsford.
  • In year 5-8 classes.  Years 9 and over are not eligible.
  • Have NZ citizenship or have Permanent Residency. Proof required.
  • Have Grade 5 or higher in music exams. A copy of the certificate is essential.

If there are a large number of applicants there will be a Preliminary Competition on Sunday, 8th September. The finals will be on Sunday, 22nd September, from about 12.00 or 1.00 through to about 4.00 pm at the ARA Lodge at 87 Airedale St in the CBD.

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