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Secondary teachers reject government’s offer

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 3:39 pm | PPTA

Today at the PPTA annual conference, delegates representating over 17,000 secondary teachers expressed strong concerns about the impact on secondary teacher recruitment and retention if the government doesn’t make significant improvments to their offer. More >>

Secondary teachers meet to discuss government’s offer

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 9:22 am | PPTA

Secondary teachers from around the country meet in Wellington today to discuss a recommendation that they reject the government’s offer for their collective agreement. More >>

Secondary teachers begin discussions

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 1:22 pm | PPTA

Today, the union representing secondary teachers, PPTA, started discussions with the government for a new collective agreement. More >>

Teachers united in their expectations for negotiations

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 2:54 pm | PPTA

PPTA members have voted overwhelmingly to approve the main claims they’ll be taking into negotiations with the government later in the year. The claim was the culmination of two years of consultation, research and discussion. More >>

Teacher shortages worst since surveys began

Monday, 21 May 2018, 4:29 pm | PPTA

An annual survey of secondary school principals has found that schools right around the country are experiencing significant teacher shortages, worse than last year’s results and in some cases, worse than ever before. More >>

Budget puts big challenges in secondary education aside

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:05 pm | PPTA

Secondary teachers see Budget 2018 more as doing the surveying and marking out the site rather than laying foundations for the much needed improvements in the sector. More >>

Teachers parade with pride

Friday, 16 February 2018, 9:44 am | PPTA

For the first time, early childhood, primary and secondary teachers will be marching together in the Auckland Pride Parade. More >>

Charter school removal a great day

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 2:48 pm | PPTA

Students, teachers and parents will all benefit from the government’s decision to back public education in New Zealand by removing the legislation that created charter schools. More >>

Democracy returns to Education Council at last

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 10:51 am | PPTA

Secondary teachers are starting the new school year with the good news that democracy is being restored to the Education Council. Teachers will again have the right to elect their own representatives. PPTA and teachers around the country have been campaigning ... More >>

Some help to fix secondary teacher shortages

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 2:58 pm | PPTA

Some help to fix secondary teacher shortages The Labour-led government’s package to address teacher shortages is welcomed by secondary teachers around the country. PPTA president, Jack Boyle says, “There is no doubt the previous National-led government ... More >>

Some Help to Fix Secondary Teacher Shortages

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 10:17 am | PPTA

The Labour-led government’s package to address teacher shortages is welcomed by secondary teachers around the country. More >>

Children and teachers let down by government

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 12:04 pm | PPTA

Principals and teachers called for immediate action to help alleviate the dire shortage of teachers but the government isn’t playing ball says principal of Naenae College and member of the Secondary Principals’ Council, John Russell. More >>

Government Passes up Opportunity to Fix Teacher Shortages

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 11:55 am | PPTA

Secondary teachers are disappointed the government has passed up an opportunity to help alleviate the secondary teacher shortage says PPTA president, Jack Boyle. More >>

Safe, welcoming and inclusive schools are possible

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 11:37 am | PPTA

Secondary teachers have released a discussion document about how to achieve safe, welcoming and inclusive schools for all young people, community members and teachers. Affirming Diversity: inclusion for sexuality and gender minorities will be presented ... More >>

New charter schools demonstrate a scourge of ideology

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 2:13 pm | PPTA

The announcement of four new charter schools has New Zealand’s secondary teachers shaking their heads in bewilderment. More >>

Political experiment on Rotorua and Taupo students unwelcome

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 1:49 pm | PPTA

Rotorua and Taupo teachers are hugely frustrated to hear that a charter school is set open in their rohe next year. More >>

Part time teachers take a case for equality

Monday, 3 July 2017, 9:34 am | PPTA

Today PPTA and four courageous PPTA members will lodge a legal case with the Employment Relations Authority and seek mediation to resolve the long-standing issue of part-time secondary teachers not receiving the same rate of non-contact time as full time teachers. ... More >>

Education budget a timid sprinkling of coins

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:54 pm | PPTA

“Secondary teachers who were hopeful for an education budget that looked to and planned for the future, for children and for teachers were disappointed today”, PPTA president Jack Boyle says. More >>

Education minister fails to address dire teacher shortage

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 4:28 pm | PPTA

“In the context of serious shortages in key subject areas and wider challenges in other subjects and in an increasing number of geographical areas today’s policy release is a fail”, says PPTA president Jack Boyle, in response to the education ... More >>

Latest report another charter school white-wash

Friday, 5 May 2017, 7:37 pm | PPTA

Latest report another charter school white-wash The second charter school report, released today, is more of a public-relations exercise than rigorous evaluation. The government contracted a consultancy firm for $375,000 to evaluate charter schools, ... More >>