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Secondary Teachers Welcome Continuation Of School Lunch Programme

Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 12:00 pm | PPTA

“We are pleased the Ka Ora Ka Ako school lunch programme will continue in its current form for the rest of the year, and will be expanded to include thousands of two to five year olds next year,” says Chris Abercrombie PPTA Te Wehengarua president. More >>

Government Refusal To Release Charter School Information Alarming

Friday, 22 March 2024, 9:26 am | PPTA

The Government’s refusal to release information, or consult with those directly affected, about impacts of charter schools on communities raises serious concerns about the costs and implications of this unproven experiment, says Chris Abercrombie ... More >>

Government Needs To Address Secondary Teacher Shortage Urgently

Friday, 15 December 2023, 11:49 am | PPTA

The Government needs to go where successive governments have failed – and solve the secondary teacher shortage crisis in Aotearoa New Zealand, says Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua acting president. “The worsening shortage of secondary teachers ... More >>

Secondary Teachers Question Rationale For Changes To Relationship Education Guidelines

Monday, 4 December 2023, 2:01 pm | PPTA

Secondary teachers are mystified by the reasons given by the Prime Minister for the need to remove the relationship and sexuality education guidelines, says Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua acting president. “When asked by the media early ... More >>

Public Education Should Be The Focus Of Government Investment

Friday, 24 November 2023, 11:36 am | PPTA

“Charter Schools are an expensive distraction from the important work of public education in Aotearoa” says PPTA Acting-President Chris Abercrombie “The vast majority of students in Aotearoa are in the public education system and this is where ... More >>

PPTA Seeks Urgent Meeting With NZQA About Exam Issues

Friday, 10 November 2023, 3:37 pm | PPTA

PPTA Te Wehengarua is seeking an urgent meeting with the NZ Qualifications Authority (NZQA) to express teachers’ serious concerns about the issues with this year’s exams so far. “Running exams is NZQA’s core business and the issues being experienced ... More >>

Education Mandates A Worrying Trend – PPTA

Monday, 11 September 2023, 2:06 pm | PPTA

The National Party’s recent announcement that it will mandate how reading must be taught is the latest in a seriously concerning trend, says Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua acting president. “These policy announcements seem designed ... More >>

PPTA National Executive To Consider Facilitator’s Recommendations On Dispute

Sunday, 18 June 2023, 6:57 pm | PPTA

PPTA Te Wehengarua and Ministry of Education negotiators met yesterday for facilitated bargaining on the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement. Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua acting president, says the facilitator has released a decision ... More >>

PPTA National Executive To Consider Facilitator’s Recommendations On Dispute

Saturday, 17 June 2023, 4:31 pm | PPTA

PPTA Te Wehengarua and Ministry of Education negotiators met yesterday for facilitated bargaining on the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement. Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua acting president, says the facilitator has released a decision ... More >>

Secondary Teachers Reject Collective Agreement Offers

Friday, 9 June 2023, 10:50 am | PPTA

PPTA Te Wehengarua members have voted overwhelmingly to reject the Government’s recent offers for settlement of the secondary and area school teachers’ collective agreements. “Members have given national executive and the negotiating teams a ... More >>

Secondary Teachers To Vote On Latest Offers From Government

Wednesday, 31 May 2023, 2:47 pm | PPTA

PPTA members will vote next week on new offers for settlement of the secondary teachers’ and area school teachers’ collective agreements that were received yesterday. “PPTA Te Wehengarua national executive met last night to consider the offers and we don’t ... More >>

Secondary And Area School Teachers Plan More Industrial Action

Friday, 24 March 2023, 10:06 am | PPTA

Secondary and area school teachers around the country have voted overwhelmingly in favour of more industrial action, including a one day national strike next Wednesday, in support of their collective agreement negotiations. “PPTA Te Wehengarua members ... More >>

Area School Principals To Strike Next Thursday

Friday, 10 March 2023, 12:09 pm | PPTA

Area school principals are taking strike action next week in support of their collective agreement negotiations. Area school principals who are PPTA Te Wehengarua members will join area and secondary school teachers and primary school teachers in a one ... More >>

Ministry’s Teacher Supply Model Over Optimistic – PPTA

Thursday, 15 December 2022, 5:44 pm | PPTA

Projections of secondary teacher supply, released by the Ministry of Education today, seem over optimistic and the extent of the secondary teacher shortage over the next three years will most likely be worse as pay and working conditions continue to deteriorate, ... More >>

Government’s Collective Agreement Offers Rejected By PPTA National Executive

Wednesday, 16 November 2022, 12:06 pm | PPTA

Offers by the Ministry of Education for settlement of the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement and Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement have been rejected outright by PPTA Te Wehengarua national executive – ahead of regional paid union ... More >>

Secondary Teachers Pencil In Paid Union Meetings

Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 8:41 am | PPTA

Secondary teachers are planning to hold two-hour paid union meetings around the country at the end of November to decide the next steps in their collective agreement negotiations. “We have been in talks with the Ministry of Education for months ... More >>

PPTA Rejects Ministry’s Offer For Community Education Collective Agreement

Thursday, 13 October 2022, 3:30 pm | PPTA

PPTA Te Wehengarua national executive has rejected an offer from the Ministry of Education for the settlement of the collective agreement covering adult and community education workers and out of hours music and art workers. There are around 1200 adult ... More >>

An End To Streaming On Secondary Teachers’ Conference Agenda

Sunday, 2 October 2022, 12:52 pm | PPTA

Adopting a policy on an end to streaming in schools is on the agenda of PPTA Te Wehengarua annual conference in Wellington this week. “Research is increasingly finding that streaming in schools is educationally harmful particularly for Māori ... More >>

Secondary Teachers Welcome NCEA Timeline Changes

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 2:00 pm | PPTA

Changes announced today to the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) are sensible and will be better for students in the long term, says Melanie Webber, PPTA Te Wehengarua President. “Introducing new standards for literacy and numeracy ... More >>

School Attendance Strategy Welcome

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 2:19 pm | PPTA

The Government’s school attendance and engagement strategy, released today, has the potential to achieve a great deal of good in our communities, say secondary principals and teachers. “Actions across communities to support children and young people’s ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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