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Nowhere near enough teachers, report finds

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 8:50 am | The Secondary Principals' Council of NZ

A survey of secondary school principals has found that schools right around the country are experiencing significant teacher shortages. Secondary principals’ council (NZSPC) chair James Morris says, “Until now it has been too easy for the government to ... More >>

Groundbreaking principals’ settlement should give hope

Monday, 21 February 2011, 4:05 pm | The Secondary Principals' Council of NZ

Secondary principals are pleased to have reached a settlement for their collective agreement and hope the same flexibility and willingness to spend money will be shown for secondary teachers. More >>

Minister should stop playing games - principals

Friday, 22 October 2010, 11:27 am | The Secondary Principals' Council of NZ

Secondary schools may well have been confused and their plans for handling rostering students home disrupted by unnecessary political game playing, New Zealand Secondary Principals’ Council chair Julia Davidson says. More >>

Funding freeze on core utilities for schools

Friday, 21 May 2010, 5:16 pm | The Secondary Principals' Council of NZ

While it is encouraging to see the government recognise the need for an increase in schools’ operations grant, a freeze on funding for such basic essentials as heat light and water will make budgeting much more difficult for secondary schools, ... More >>

Action plan does little for class safety

Tuesday, 8 December 2009, 12:27 pm | The Secondary Principals' Council of NZ

Principals are deeply concerned that the newly released behaviour action plan will not make secondary schools any safer, New Zealand Secondary Principals’ Council (NZSPC) representative Lisl Prendergast says. More >>

Youth Guarantee, no guarantee – NZSPC

Thursday, 16 July 2009, 4:52 pm | The Secondary Principals' Council of NZ

National’s Youth Guarantee promises early school leavers free access to polytechnics and trade academies– but it won’t keep them there. Prime Minister John Key is targeting the wrong end of the educational spectrum with plans to roll out a scheme ... More >>

Youth Guarantee, no guarantee – NZSPC

Thursday, 16 July 2009, 4:51 pm | The Secondary Principals' Council of NZ

National’s Youth Guarantee promises early school leavers free access to polytechnics and trade academies– but it won’t keep them there. Prime Minister John Key is targeting the wrong end of the educational spectrum with plans to roll out a scheme ... More >>

Secondary principals encouraged by NCEA changes

Wednesday, 30 May 2007, 11:01 am | The Secondary Principals' Council of NZ

The Government’s NCEA changes show it is committed to improving the NCEA, but they should be viewed as a beginning, New Zealand Secondary Principals’ Council (NZSPC) chair Arthur Graves said today. More >>

Support for Boards of Trustees is essential

Tuesday, 20 March 2007, 11:22 am | The Secondary Principals' Council of NZ

“The Cathy Wylie paper on school governance shows that overall the Boards of Trustees system is robust and effective, but it needs increased government support,” says Arthur Graves chair of the New Zealand Secondary Principals’ Council (NZSPC). More >>

NCEA criticisms unfair and counterproductive

Tuesday, 13 December 2005, 3:30 pm | The Secondary Principals' Council of NZ

The current criticism of NCEA marking processes is destructive and ill-founded according to Don McLeod, chair of the Secondary Principals Council of New Zealand (SPCNZ). More >>

 

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