CPPA has been the professional organisation for school principals in Canterbury for over 50 years. Prior to Tomorrows Schools (1989) they met in school halls to discuss issues confronting the profession and listen to an invited speaker.

With the changes made to school leadership by Tomorrows’ Schools the professional support needed by school leaders increased dramatically as the role became more complex and challenging.

CPPA rose to that challenge and would now be recognised as the leading local professional organisation in NZ. The quality of the professional development, support and collegiality is appreciated and recognised not only by our members but other similar groups.