Sick leave entitlements for teachers and principals

The tables on this page show the sick leave that will be accrued based on a teacher's or principal's accumulated service. See Sick leave for teachers and principals for details.

An employee's current tier code can be found on the School Annual and Sick Leave report.

  • Table A: Primary teachers and principals
    Note: This table is also used for therapists on the KITR collective agreement.
  • Table B: Secondary/area school teachers and principals
    Note: This table is also used for primary teachers and principals who haven't transitioned to Table A.

Important: 

Ensure you read the relevant employment agreement carefully for full details of their leave provisions.
See Employment agreements (EDUCATION.govt.nz website).
Contact NZ School Trustees Association if you need help to interpret employment agreement details.


Notes:

  • If an employee works across multiple sectors, Table B will be used.
  • If an employee transfers from one sector to another, they will remain on the current table and leave tier until sufficient service is achieved to reach the next tier in the new table.
  • To estimate the next sick leave entitlement date for an employee, contact the Novopay Service Centre to ask for their current total service. You can use this to work out how long until the employee reaches the next tier.

Table A: Primary teachers and principals

Tier code Service Accrued in this period total accrued
Years Months
A1 0 0 7 7
A2 0 3 7 14
A3 0 6 12 26
A4 0 9 5 31
A5 1 6 5 36
A6 2 6 5 41
A7 3 6 5 46
A8 4 6 5 51
A9 5 0 19 70
A10 5 6 5 75
A11 6 6 5 80
A12 7 6 5 85
A13 8 6 5 90
A14 9 6 5 95
A15 10 0 14 109
A16 10 6 5 114
A17 11 6 5 119
A18 12 6 5 124
A19 13 6 5 129
A20 14 6 5 134
A21 15 6 5 139
A22 16 6 5 144
A23 17 6 5 149
A24 18 6 5 154
A25 19 6 5 159
A26 20 0 25 184
A27 20 6 5 189
A28 21 6 5 194
A29 22 6 5 199
A30 23 6 5 204
A31 24 6 5 209
A32 25 6 5 214
A33 26 6 5 219
A34 27 6 5 224
A35 28 6 5 229
A36 29 6 5 234
A37 30 0 22 256
A38 30 6 5 261
A39 31 6 5 266
A40 32 6 5 271
A41 33 6 5 276
A42 34 6 5 281
A43 35 6 5 286
A44 36 6 5 291
A45 37 6 5 296
A46 38 6 5 301
A47 39 6 5 306
A48 40 6 5 311
A49 41 6 5 316
A50 42 6 5 321
A51 43 6 5 326
A52 44 6 5 331
A53 45 6 5 336
A54 46 6 5 341
A55 47 6 5 346
A56 48 6 5 351
A57 49 6 5 356
A58 50 6 5 361
A59 51 6 5 366
A60 52 6 5 371
A61 53 6 5 376
A62 54 6 5 381
A63 55 6 5 386
A64 56 6 5 391
A65 57 6 5 396
A66 58 6 5 401
A67 59 6 5 406
A68 60 6 5 411

Table B: Secondary/area school teachers and principals

Note: This table is also used for primary teachers and principals who haven't transitioned to Table A.

Tier code Service Accrued in this period total accrued
Years Months
B1 0 0 7 7
B2 0 3 7 14
B3 0 6 17 31
B4 0 9 15 46
B5 5 0 46 92
B6 10 0 62 154
B7 20 0 75 229
B8 30 0 77 306
B9 40 6 5 311
B10 41 6 5 316
B11 42 6 5 321
B12 43 6 5 326
B13 44 6 5 331
B14 45 6 5 336
B15 46 6 5 341
B16 47 6 5 346
B17 48 6 5 351
B18 49 6 5 356
B19 50 6 5 361
B20 51 6 5 366
B21 52 6 5 371
B22 53 6 5 376
B23 54 6 5 381
B24 55 6 5 386
B25 56 6 5 391
B26 57 6 5 396
B27 58 6 5 401
B28 59 6 5 406
B29 60 6 5 411