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The 40 Hour Principal (A conversation that needs to happen)


Leading a school is a complex job. A growing issue for those of us doing the work, is that the current model of how we do it is being overwhelmed by ever increasing demands - from Government, parents, and from our students.

To do the job effectively, sustainably, and healthily, we need to change things - we need to rewrite some rules.  Our aim is to start a conversation about how we do our jobs. Join us - we need your thinking.

Steve Zonnevylle and David Armstrong are two New Zealand school principals who took the opportunity to “write the book nobody had the time to write”. 

This was part of a sabbatical project in 2019 which is morphing into sometime much bigger – a conversation about school leadership and why we need change.

Our intention is to challenge you to look at your job from different perspectives and then to consider doing things differently. Most of us find that the doing part is the hardest. 

Not only is this book perfect for principals, teachers, board members or anyone in the educational sector, its a thought-provoking read for anyone who works in a complex role that involves people. The thinking is applicable regardless of the setting.

Have a read through the first chapter of this highly entertaining book here or for more information contact Steve Zonnevylle