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Kiwi Students Up With The Top In International Assessment Of Creativity

Wednesday, 19 June 2024, 2:22 pm | PPTA Te Wehengarua

Aotearoa New Zealand students’ performance is up among the top in an OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) of creativity, results released this week show. More >>

Ombudsman Investigates Complaint Re Charter Schools OIA Request

Tuesday, 18 June 2024, 12:42 pm | PPTA Te Wehengarua

The complaint from PPTA Te Wehengarua relates to its request in March for information about the Government’s policy, advice and costings for the re-introduction of charter schools. More >>

Excluding Teachers From Curriculum Processes Is Risky - PPTA

Thursday, 6 June 2024, 4:10 pm | PPTA Te Wehengarua

It is becoming clear that last week’s revelation, via RNZ, that there was a secret group re-writing the English curriculum is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the deliberate exclusion of teachers from critical curriculum changes and processes, ... More >>

Charter Schools’ Lack Of Transparency And Accountability Seriously Concerning

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 10:44 am | PPTA Te Wehengarua

The Government is planning to keep secret huge amounts of information about how charter schools will operate, a recently released Cabinet paper shows. More >>

High Standard Of Training And Support Critical For New Teachers

Monday, 13 May 2024, 5:10 am | PPTA Te Wehengarua

A high standard of training and support for new teachers will provide a firm foundation from which both kaiako and ākonga will flourish, says Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua president. More >>

Secondary Teachers’ Charter School Meetings Begin Tomorrow

Sunday, 12 May 2024, 2:00 pm | PPTA Te Wehengarua

The return of charter schools and the Government’s position on Te Tiriti will be the focus of paid union meetings attended by more than 21,000 secondary and area school teachers, starting tomorrow (13 May). More >>

Disbanding Of Pay Equity Taskforce Seriously Backward Step

Friday, 3 May 2024, 11:22 am | PPTA Te Wehengarua

The disbanding of the Public Service Commission’s pay equity taskforce takes Aotearoa New Zealand workers back at least a decade and shows an utter disregard for fairness at work and the value of women’s work, says Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua ... More >>

NCEA Results A Symptom Of Troubling Times

Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 5:01 pm | PPTA Te Wehengarua

The NCEA and University Entrance final attainment results for 2023, released today, are disappointing and symptomatic of the continuing effects of a serious pandemic and a worsening shortage of subject specialist teachers, says Chris Abecrombie, PPTA ... More >>

Secondary Teacher Shortage Shortchanges Young People – And Aotearoa

Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 4:57 pm | PPTA Te Wehengarua

The numbers of secondary teachers teaching subjects outside their specialist areas is at record highs, according to an annual survey. The survey, carried out in March 2024, found that 56% of schools had teachers working in non-specialist areas because ... More >>

Sorting The Secondary Teacher Shortage Should Be Government’s Top Priority

Monday, 29 April 2024, 5:02 pm | PPTA Te Wehengarua

The Government can have all the education priorities in the world but they will be meaningless if schools don’t have enough teachers in the first place, says Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua president. More >>

Teaching Profession Best Equipped To Improve Numeracy And Literacy

Monday, 21 August 2023, 1:55 pm | PPTA Te Wehengarua

Secondary teachers appreciate the fundamental importance of students’ basic literacy and numeracy skills but have serious concerns about the Government’s plans to legislate how teachers teach, says Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua acting president. ... More >>

PPTA Te Wehengarua Agrees To Arbitration – Industrial Action Called Off

Wednesday, 21 June 2023, 5:13 pm | PPTA Te Wehengarua

PPTA Te Wehengarua Executive voted this afternoon to approve an arbitration process aimed at resolving the industrial dispute between secondary teachers and the government. “We hope an independent arbitration panel will review the matters under dispute ... More >>

Latest Offer To Secondary Teachers Still Below Cost Of Living Increase

Tuesday, 9 May 2023, 7:26 pm | PPTA Te Wehengarua

PPTA Te Wehengarua has received an offer for settlement of the secondary teachers’ collective agreement that will be considered by the national executive when it meets later this week. “We have told the Ministry since negotiations began nearly a year ... More >>

Secondary Teachers Take More Industrial Action As New Term Begins

Sunday, 23 April 2023, 12:54 pm | PPTA Te Wehengarua

A new school term begins tomorrow (Monday 24 April) and secondary teachers are set to take more industrial action in support of their collective agreement negotiations. “We would much prefer to be beginning the term in a settled environment but after ... More >>

PPTA To Enter Facilitated Bargaining For Collective Agreement

Wednesday, 19 April 2023, 6:05 pm | PPTA Te Wehengarua

PPTA Te Wehengarua will undertake facilitated bargaining for the secondary teachers’ collective agreement, says Chris Abercrombie PPTA Te Wehengarua acting president. “The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) decision issued today has correctly identified ... More >>

Ethnic Diversity Challenges Need Adequate Resourcing

Wednesday, 15 March 2023, 6:31 am | PPTA Te Wehengarua

Secondary teachers welcome the Education Review Office report into ethnic diversity in schools and say the challenges need to be resourced adequately. “ERO’s report contains some very concerning information, particularly around bullying and the barriers ... More >>

Secondary Teachers Meet To Respond To Government Offer

Sunday, 27 November 2022, 3:36 pm | PPTA Te Wehengarua

About 20,000 secondary teachers will attend paid union meetings during school hours this week to decide how they will respond to the Government’s recent offer for a new collective agreement. The first meetings will be held tomorrow (Monday 28 November) ... More >>




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