5.1 Membership shall be open to Principals of all Canterbury schools which include primary age children (Year 8
5.2 Membership entitles the Principal or Acting Principal (paid) to vote, with one vote per school.
5.3 A register of members of the CPPA will be maintained by the Membership Secretary in accordance with the
provisions of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 and subsequent enactments.
5.4 Expulsion of Members
The procedure for expulsion of members will be as follows:
5.4.1 Any person or organisation may make a complaint to the Executive that a member of the Society is or has
been injurious to the character of the CPPA. Every such complaint will be in writing and addressed to the
5.4.2 If the Executive considers that there is sufficient substance in the complaint, it may invite the member to
attend an Executive meeting of the CPPA and to offer a written and/or oral explanation of the member’s conduct.
5.4.3 The Executive will give the member written notice of the meeting. The notice will:
126.96.36.199 sufficiently inform the member of the complaint so that the member can offer an explanation of the
member’s conduct and
188.8.131.52 inform the member that if the Executive is not satisfied with the member’s explanation the Executive may
expel the member from the CPPA.
5.4.4 If in the meeting the Executive decides to expel the member from the CPPA the member will cease to be a
member of the CPPA.
5.4.5 A member expelled by the CPPA may within 14 (fourteen) days give written notice of appeal to the Secretary.
The Secretary will then call a Special General Meeting to take place within 30 days of the receipt of the notice
of appeal. If that meeting passes a resolution rescinding the expulsion, the member will be reinstated
5.5 Extraordinary Membership
5.5.1 A retiring member of CPPA who has given outstanding and exemplary service to the CPPA may be acknowledged
by the conferring of Life Membership. This is an honorary status granted as an expression of recognition and
5.5.2 Any member may nominate another for this honour. The granting of Life Membership is at the sole discretion
of the Executive.
5.5.3 Life Membership entitles the holder to participate in the social functions of the CPPA.
5.5.4 Any non-member of CPPA who has made an outstanding contribution to educational leadership or primary
education in general may be acknowledged by the granting of honorary membership of CPPA. This is an honorary
membership granted as an expression of recognition and gratitude.
5.5.5 Any member may submit a nomination for this honour. The granting of Honorary membership is at the sole
discretion of the Executive.
5.5.6 Honorary members of the CPPA are entitled to participate in the social functions of the CPPA.
5.5.7 Retired members of CPPA who are not Life Members, are automatically granted the status of Honorary member
and such membership entitles them to participate in social functions of the Association.