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Secondary principals to vote on industrial action

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 10:29 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Negotiations for their collective agreement started in late May and to date, the unions have received no offer. More >>

Budget 2019 fails to fix teacher shortages

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 3:37 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Once again the government has failed to address the big challenges facing education. Secondary teachers know that a healthy and equitable society is needed if we are to reach our goal of every young person being able to participate fully and reach ... More >>

PPTA case for equity for part time teachers starts tomorrow

Monday, 6 May 2019, 9:15 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Part time secondary teachers and their union, the PPTA, warmly invite media to join them at the Employment Court for the first day of hearings for equality. When: 9.30am Monday 6 May 2019 The day begins with opening statements, followed by our first witness, ... More >>

Secondary teachers set date for national action

Saturday, 2 March 2019, 12:08 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

PPTA president, Jack Boyle says, “We have been negotiating with government for a settlement to our collective agreement since August last year and our members are running out of patience. More >>

Secondary principals struggling with teacher shortages

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 3:55 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Shortages are most severe in Auckland but are keenly felt in all major metropolitan areas and affect schools right across the country. More >>

Secondary teachers disappointed with half-hearted offer

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 12:14 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Secondary teachers yesterday received a second offer from the government. It was discussed last evening with the executive of the PPTA, who, after a careful analysis, passed a recommendation that members reject the offer. More >>

PPTA president, Jack Boyle's speech to annual conference

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 11:53 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

E nga kaiako o Aotearoa…Nau mai haere mai Haere mai ki te Whanganui a taara Haere mai ki to tatou hui Nga mihi koe katoa mo te haere mai. It’s fantastic to see you all at this sell out hui. Counting all of us, our awesome PPTA staff and our honoured ... More >>

Affirming diverse sexualities and genders in schools

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:13 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

The PPTA is launching an updated and refreshed set of guidelines for schools to help them create a safe and affirming environment for all students. PPTA believes that gender and sexuality should never be barriers to student engagement and achievement. More >>

Yet another ‘fail’ for charter schools

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 9:46 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Teachers in public schools are not surprised to hear that the success rates being touted by charter schools are not true at all. More >>

President’s Speech to PPTA Annual Conference 2016

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 12:48 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

When we were last together at annual conference, we might have been forgiven for thinking that with a settled agreement, IES underway and working parties on teacher supply and workload on the horizon, we were headed for a busy and productive year. ... More >>

More funding needed to support young people at risk – PPTA

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 10:12 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Secondary teachers around the country are calling for extra funding for schools who teach at risk students. More >>

Budget strips millions from schools to pay for pet projects

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 4:56 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Millions of dollars have been stripped from the compulsory education sector to pay for ministers’ pet projects, PPTA president Angela Roberts says. Secondary education will take the biggest hit with a $57.5 million cut, while John Banks’ experimental ... More >>

Continued PB4L funding shows govt/sector collaboration works

Wednesday, 8 May 2013, 2:51 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

By announcing the continued funding of the Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) programme the government has shown it is prepared to put resources into projects that work. More >>

Last chance for Maori Party to listen its voters – PPTA

Monday, 6 May 2013, 2:42 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

This week will be the last chance for the Maori Party to listen to those with the highest stake in the future of Maori children – its own voters. Submissions by the very groups the government says it wants to help with its Education Amendment ... More >>

Package meets costs but teachers still seek compensation

Tuesday, 19 March 2013, 2:58 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

The government and the minister responsible for Novopay have responded to some of the concerns of education sector groups with their decision to provide a $6 million support package to schools to help with costs incurred by payroll problems, says ... More >>

Survey highlights real impact of Novopay

Monday, 11 March 2013, 2:25 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Around 36% of over 4500 secondary teachers who responded to a recent survey about Novopay problems say they experienced errors with the pay they received on 19 February. More >>

Charter school scam defies democracy – PPTA

Friday, 1 March 2013, 3:15 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Minister for memory lapses John Banks has conveniently forgotten about the democratic process says PPTA president Angela Roberts. In announcing the establishment of a charter school appointment board while the Education and Science Select Committee ... More >>

Resounding no to charter schools from NZ and New Orleans

Tuesday, 19 February 2013, 1:43 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

There is no educational or financial justification for charter schools, only a cynically political one, PPTA president Angela Roberts says. Roberts, who will be presenting PPTA’s submission on the Education Amendment Bill to the Education and Science ... More >>

Enough talk – Novopay rescue package needed now

Friday, 8 February 2013, 1:40 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

While investigations are being launched into who is responsible for the Novopay payroll disaster – schools, students, principals and administration staff are buckling under the pressure of a broken payroll system. More >>

Shocking poverty stats show importance of breakfast bill

Monday, 10 December 2012, 1:57 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Figures released today showing tens of thousands of children being hospitalised for poverty-related illnesses highlight the importance of addressing the problem at the root, PPTA president Robin Duff says. More >>

 

 

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