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  • CPPA, Exec Pānui – 3 July 2024

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  • Managing Media in School Crisis – School Seminar

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    Knowing how to respond to media requests is an important part of modern-day principalship. CPPA has been asked by Pete Burdon from NZ Media Training to advertise an upcoming workshop in Christchurch. It may be of interest to some of you:

    Imagine this scenario: the phone rings, and it’s One News on the other end, wanting to discuss a serious allegation regarding your school. Or worse, the news van arrives unannounced, cameras rolling as reporters flood your reception area. Is your school prepared to navigate such media storms?

    If not, join us for the half-day seminar, “The School Leaders Survival Guide to dealing with News Media Threats,” on June 26, 2024, in Christchurch. This marks the sixth venue for this essential seminar series over the past 12 months.

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    Led by experienced School Leader Media Trainer, Pete Burdon, this seminar will equip you, your AP, DP and Board Chair with indispensable strategies. From mastering media interviews to adeptly handling negative media events, including scenarios ranging from student injury or death to serious allegations against you or the school, we’ve got you covered. You may have heard Pete present before, but this seminar gives you the detail you need.

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to safeguard your school’s reputation and empower yourself as a leader. Click the link below for further details and insights from past attendees across the country.

    Take me to the Seminar Page

    “I just wanted to thank you for your seminar as I felt it was incredibly empowering for both myself and my Presiding Member (Board chairperson). The practical nature of your presentation was very helpful and all three of those who attended from our school, commented that it was some of the most helpful PD we have been to in a long time.

    Funnily enough, we had the ODT on the line during your presentation and it helped us immensely putting together our response and I am sure we will use this training in the days to come as we have a property / enrolment issue that will be ongoing for some time that I’m sure the media are going to keep chasing.

    We are also now going to start making up some crisis communication plans!”

    Best wishes and many thanks

    Robyn Wood, Principal, George Street School, Dunedin  

  • CPPA, Exec Pānui – 15th May 2024

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  • Welcome to our new business partner | Civil and Land Construction

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    We welcome Harry and the team from Civil and Land Construction to our business partner team. Find out about Harry and his commitment to the CPPA below and in the attached video.

    Hi,

    I am Harry from Civil and Land Construction. We are very pleased to announce that we recently became a CPPA business partner.

    A bit about Civil and Land Construction Ltd.

    Civil and Land has been around since 2007 and over the last 15 years or so we have been involved with many projects around schools in Canterbury region.

    We have a very strong team with diverse skills, so we can offer a very wide range of services from unblocking drains, drainage replacements, footpaths, demolition, retaining walls, new courts, resurfacing or whatever 😀.

    A bit about me.

    I started my career as a civil engineer and did my first 12 years post grad in the UK. I gained a lot of experience working on great projects and grew a lot in my communication skills while working with diverse cultures in the construction industry. After moving to New Zealand with my family, I worked for Downer until taking over Civil and Land in 2019. Over the last 23 years I have been involved in many construction projects, so I am confident that we can resolve any existing or new infrastructure needs at any schools.

    About the staff.

    Our staff has a lot of experience working around schools and understand the H&S implications involved. Our staff has been police vetted many times over the years and they all understand the importance of safety first. We have a great positive culture in the business with key staff exceeding 10 years of service.

    I have been and will be personally involved with all enquiries and am committed to popping round within 24hrs after you touching base, so please feel free to call, text or email me on 0277022415 or harry@civilandland.co.nz.

    Regards

    Harry Brand

    Managing Director

    Civil and Land Construction Ltd

    https://civilandland.co.nz/dear-principals/

  • CPPA Exec Pānui – 12th March, 2024

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  • CPPA AGM and Celebrating Principals’ function

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    We have a number of colleagues who have recently left the profession or retired. Come along and share in this time of celebration.

    It is that time again. This Thursday – March 14. RSVP now!

    The CPPA Annual General Meeting.

    Venue: Commodore Airport Hotel

    Come along and hear about the past year, and then spend time immediately following celebrating our retiring and leaving principals.

    Let us celebrate those members who are moving on from principalship and then join in a drink.

    Event order
    1:00pm – AGM

    2:00pm – Celebrating Principals’ Function

    3:30pm – Drinks and nibbles

    Click here to RSVP

  • Save the date – 13th Feb

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    We are looking forward to our first breakfast connector at 7.30am, Tuesday 13 February at the Hotel Commodore. Details will be out very soon.

  • CPPA Hauora Drinks, Wednesday 7th February, 2024

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    We would love to see you to celebrate the start of the term. Come and join us for a drink and some platters at Hotel Montreal.

    We’re looking forward to sharing holiday stories and finding out how school has started for everyone.  We encourage you to come along for a drink with your colleagues on Wednesday 7th February from 3.15pm at Hotel Montreal, 351 Montreal St, Christchurch.

  • CPPA Exec Panui – 22 January 2024

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  • A message from the Cancer Society

    Read more: A message from the Cancer Society

    Urging principals, boards and school staff to join Hāpai Te Hauora and over 24,000 other people in signing their Petition to urgently call on the Government to stop the repeal of the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Act and stop prioritising profit over our people.

    As you may know the new Government has agreed to repeal world-leading smokefree laws in its first 100 days in office. The Cancer Society (like many of our colleagues in health) is extremely disappointed with this decision. Cancer Society feel this is a backwards step for Aotearoa New Zealand and puts the tobacco industry’s profits ahead of the health of all New Zealanders – especially our children’s.

    Tobacco is the deadliest consumer product of all time and still causes more than 2000 cancer deaths every year in New Zealand. The Cancer Society has a long history of advocating for smokefree policies and had welcomed the bold new smokefree laws that are desperately needed to make Smokefree 2025 a reality. “These laws would have made tobacco less available to buy in our communities, less addictive and would have stopped a whole generation from being able to buy tobacco,” says Cancer Society Chief Executive Dr Rachael Hart.

    “The public has spoken loud and clear on the subject. The significant support from communities across the country is evidenced by the thousands of submissions made. Beyond that local support, we could also boast they were world-leading with other countries, such as the Conservative UK Government, starting to follow our example”.

    The Cancer Society is united with its health sector allies and our community and calls on the new Government to implement the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Act as intended.

    We would encourage all advocates for health and for young people to utilise their networks and connections particularly community organisations and advocates to urge the Coalition government to re-consider its decision to repeal the Smokefree legislation.

    Join Hāpai Te Hauora and over 24,000 other people in signing their Petition to urgently call on the Government to stop the repeal of the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Act and stop prioritising profit over our people.

    You can Sign here: Put our People over Profit – Stop the Repeal of the Smokefree Legislation | OurActionStation

    We appreciate that many of you may need to do this in a private capacity through your private correspondence.

    We are also asking concerned citizens to write to their to their local MP’s and the Associate Health Minister Hon Matt Doocey. We do have a simple toolkit to help with this so do let me know if you would like a copy of the toolkit.

    Please join us is raising our voices to show our disappointment of this decision by the incoming government.

    Ngā mihi,

    Amanda Dodd

    Deputy Health Promotion Manager

    021 915 605

    Amanda.Dodd@cancercwc.org.nz