NAPTOSA is committed to the following principles:

  • The inalienable right of every child and student to quality education within an equitable and non-discriminatory system of education;
  • A high level of professionalism from all education sector employees; and
  • The enhancement of all aspects of the working life of education sector employees

In order to achieve the above this national union shall be

  • non-discriminatory on the basis of colour, language, gender, religion, ethnic origin, social class, birth, political or other convictions, or disabilities or other natural or cultural characteristics;
  • independent, autonomous and party politically non-aligned;
  • guided by the respect for fundamental human rights as enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa including the Bill of Rights; and
  • inclusive of all like-minded education sector employees