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Secondary principals accept IES leadership role

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 4:24 pm | PPTA

Secondary principals have voted to include a community leadership role central to Investing in Educational Success (IES) in their collective agreement. The vote to include the Community of Schools (CoS) Leadership role and a Principals’ Recruitment ... More >>

Support bill changes to keep students safe - PPTA

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:05 pm | PPTA

The government has the opportunity to prevent major teacher opposition to the proposed new teachers council by supporting changes to the Education Amendment Bill (2). More >>

Secondary teachers vote IES into collective

Friday, 21 November 2014, 9:24 am | PPTA

PPTA members have voted to include two teaching roles central to Investing in Educational Success (IES) in their collective agreement. More >>

PPTA's EDUCANZ battle continues

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 5:04 pm | PPTA

The legislation around the government’s EDUCANZ body is so sloppy it is impossible to know what kind of monster will eventually be unleashed, says PPTA president Angela Roberts. More >>

School Funding Failing Vulnerable Students

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:02 pm | PPTA

Schools with the greatest needs get too little to meet those needs, says PPTA president Angela Roberts. More >>

Seaworthy ships and stormy seas - PPTA annual conference

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 12:43 pm | PPTA

Pirates, privateers, seaworthy ships and stormy seas all featured in PPTA president Angela Roberts' nautically themed opening speech to the association's annual conference this morning. More >>

Zoning out – is it time for a review?

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 3:23 pm | PPTA

The last few years have seen rising inequality between schools and the erosion of students’ right to attend their local school. More >>

New charter schools irresponsible

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 3:54 pm | PPTA

By approving four new charter schools the government is being reckless with public money and careless with our kids. More >>

Don’t Let ACT Wreck Our Education System

Sunday, 7 September 2014, 9:20 pm | PPTA

PPTA is launching a campaign today to inform voters in the electorate about ACT’s disastrous charter school policy – with posters and leaflets being distributed (see attached sample). More >>

Voice of profession ignored – PPTA

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 3:19 pm | PPTA

The government is clearly determined to pay only lip service to the hundreds of secondary teachers who gave the Education Amendment Bill (No 2) a resounding “no” through written and oral submissions. More >>

Kiwis want smaller class sizes - survey

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 10:39 am | PPTA

More than eight in 10 New Zealanders - across the political spectrum - want to see secondary school classes at 25 or lower. More >>

PPTA welcomes move to bring back free education

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 11:20 am | PPTA

A free quality public education is one of the key rights of growing up in New Zealand, but sadly for many families it is not always a reality. More >>

Tick for Kids – it takes a child to raise a country

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 11:09 am | PPTA

Parties and candidates vying for our votes over the next three months will be reminded today that it takes a child to raise a country. More >>

Banks verdict gives chance to walk away from charter schools

Friday, 6 June 2014, 11:54 am | PPTA

The guilty verdict handed down against former Act leader John Banks means Hekia Parata can immediately put a stop to further rounds of charter schools. PPTA President Angela Roberts said the schools were introduced by sleight of hand in the National-Act coalition ... More >>

IES: consultation, collaboration, good for schools - PPTA

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 1:14 pm | PPTA

The government’s $359million Investing in Educational Success (IES) program has been a positive example of sector collaboration, says PPTA president Angela Roberts. More >>

Teaching profession steps up – says no to EDUCANZ

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 9:53 am | PPTA

Hundreds of passionate secondary teachers will make time this month to ensure the government hears the voice of the profession. More >>

Novopay - Time for Joyce to put his money where his mouth is

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 2:49 pm | PPTA

In March 2013 minister for Novopay Steven Joyce dropped money into schools to tide them over while their bungled pay system was being fixed. More >>

PPTA Paid Union Meeting clarification

Monday, 24 March 2014, 4:50 pm | PPTA

We understand there may be some confusion between upcoming PPTA paid union meetings and the meetings being held by NZEI this week. More >>

Paid union meetings called over EDUCANZ attack on profession

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 1:07 pm | PPTA

PPTA members will be holding paid union meetings (PUMs) next month as preparation for making submissions on legislation that attacks the teaching profession. More >>

Collaborative strategy good news for schools– PPTA

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 2:30 pm | PPTA

Government plans to put resources into teaching and learning rather than finance and administration are being greeted with optimism by PPTA. More >>



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