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Julie Hepburn

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Julie Hepburn

Julie Hepburn is committed to the NZPF Executive and currently holds the office of National Secretary. “I strongly believe that we need to be continually seeking ways of working together and taking time out to acknowledge the great things that are happening in our schools! ” she says. Julie’s principalship career has seen her lead a wide range of schools. Her journey into school leadership began with seven years as principal of Porangahau School, a four teacher predominantly Māori Primary School, in Central Hawke’s Bay. The next six years saw her as the Principal of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Palmerston North. It has been a deliberate decision of hers to gain a broad working knowledge of the New Zealand education system and thus her current position is in an urban school, Levin North in the Horowhenua. “My various principals’ positions have provided me with a wide range of experiences and an appreciation of the range of challenges that we all face on a daily basis. Regardless of where we are, our issues are the same - workload, work-life balance, compliance overload, resourcing, special education, are but some of them! It is my firm belief that we must continue to find ways to nurture those in the profession!”


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