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PPTA Te Wehengarua Response To Minister Hipkins’ Announcements Today

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 2:13 pm | PPTA

Secondary teachers welcome NCEA changes A scaling down of the changes to the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) over the next three years is a positive move that acknowledges the significant disruptions secondary students and teachers ... More >>

Re-opening Of Level 3 Schools Next Week A Reckless Decision

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 3:16 pm | PPTA

Secondary teachers are dismayed and angry at the Government’s announcement today that senior students in COVID-19 Alert Level 3 areas will return to the classroom from next Tuesday. “We’re not sure who Minister Hipkins consulted before he made ... More >>

Mandatory Vaccination For School Sector A Sensible Safety Move

Monday, 11 October 2021, 6:11 pm | PPTA

PPTA Te Wehengarua supports the Government’s decision to make vaccination mandatory for everyone working in and visiting schools but more details are needed about how the requirements will work in practice, says PPTA Te Wehengarua President, Melanie ... More >>

New Māori Vice President Role For PPTA Te Wehengarua

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 12:18 pm | PPTA

The secondary teachers’ union, PPTA Te Wehengarua, has created a new role of Māori vice president on its national executive. The historic decision – the role is believed to be the first of its kind for teacher unions in Aotearoa New Zealand – was made ... More >>

Teachers Welcome NCEA Subject Lists Announcement

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 3:59 pm | PPTA

Secondary teachers welcome the Minister of Education’s release of final subject lists for NCEA Levels 2 and 3 subjects for the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa as this provides certainty for students, teachers and schools. “The ... More >>

A Budget For Our Communities

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 2:54 pm | PPTA

Secondary teachers welcome the government’s commitment to rebuilding and strengthening communities. PPTA president Jack Boyle says, “Families and communities are going to need all the help they can get as we weather the Covid-19 crisis. We’re pleased ... More >>

Sector knowledge reflected in taskforce report

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 3:27 pm | PPTA

Secondary principals are glad to see that sector feedback is reflected in the Our Schooling Futures: Stronger Together report by the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce, released today. More >>

Secondary teachers pleased to see Taskforce recommendations

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 2:18 pm | PPTA

Secondary teachers welcome the release of the Our Schooling Futures: Stronger Together report by the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce and look forward to working towards an equitable education system. More >>

PPTA Te Wehengarua Secondary principals ratify deal

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 10:50 am | PPTA

Secondary principal’s council chair James Morris says, “I’m pleased that principals now have an agreed collective agreement. We can now focus on what matters; supporting each of our students to reach their full potential.” More >>

Secondary principals to vote on offer

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 3:34 pm | PPTA

Mediation yesterday between secondary principals and the government has resulted in a deal that the principals' negotiating team is recommending to its members. More >>

Secondary teachers vote to accept government offer

Friday, 28 June 2019, 6:26 pm | PPTA

Secondary teachers have voted to accept the government’s offer to settle their collective agreement. More >>

A new offer on the table for secondary teachers

Friday, 14 June 2019, 10:51 am | PPTA

Secondary teachers have received a new offer from the government to settle the area school and secondary collective agreements. More >>

Secondary teachers call off next week’s strikes

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 9:20 am | PPTA

Secondary teachers have cancelled the regional rolling strike action that had been planned for the week beginning 17 June 2019. More >>

Negotiation the best way forward say secondary teachers

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 6:29 pm | PPTA

“We are disappointed that the Ministry of Education has rejected the PPTA’s offer to return to the negotiating table or go back to mediation. More >>

Removal of NCEA fees a win for every child in New Zealand

Monday, 13 May 2019, 1:03 pm | PPTA

The removal of NCEA fees is a step towards bringing out the best in every child who attends New Zealand schools, PPTA president Jack Boyles says. More >>

Sustainable solutions to teacher shortages needed

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 3:23 pm | PPTA

Today the government announced a suite of measures they say will fix teacher shortages. While the announcement demonstrates an acknowledgment from government that more needs to be done, the proposals are insufficient to solve the underlying problems plaguing ... More >>

Secondary teachers support student climate action

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 11:18 am | PPTA

PPTA, the union and professional association for secondary teachers, welcomes the energy and engagement shown by New Zealand students in their fight for climate justice. More >>

Teachers tautoko report on children's views

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 12:55 pm | PPTA

Secondary teachers welcome the “What makes a good life? Children and young peoples’ view on well-being” report and tautoko its findings. More >>

Mediation proves a productive step

Friday, 14 December 2018, 3:07 pm | PPTA

PPTA and the Ministry of Education met yesterday for mediated bargaining talks about their collective agreement negotiations. More >>

Kiwis agree - give teachers what they need

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 10:39 am | PPTA

Polling over recent months shows 89% of Kiwis want more money spent on education, ahead of other issues. More >>