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Lack Of Iinterest In Tamariki By Te Tai Tokerau Government MPs

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 3:59 pm | Pat Newman

  There’s been a lot of talk about the current Coalition Government’s plans for schools, including changes to the free lunch scheme. As a principal, these issues are extremely important to me. Late last year, Te Tai Tokerau principals tried ... More >>

Principals are not getting enough assistance

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 3:43 pm | Pat Newman

There is a real crisis in getting necessary help for kids in need up here in Te Tai Tokerau. More >>

Minister dammed for her lack of care and understanding

Friday, 27 January 2017, 11:36 am | Pat Newman

Pat Newman, President of Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association is scathing in his response to Minister Parata’s casual, uncaring and to be honest appalling response to the independent review on Principal Stress in her schools. More >>

Te Tai Tokerau reject Parata'a Funding Plans

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 3:40 pm | Pat Newman

Minister Parata’s announcement to scrap the decile system of funding and link future school funding to student achievement has been roundly rejected by school principals in the North More >>

Minister Misleads Listeners

Friday, 15 November 2013, 9:25 am | Pat Newman

Minister Parata mislead viewers on Morning Report, when she defended Mr Eru’s excessive and exorbidant fees for his work as Commissioner in Moerewa School. More >>

Commissioner costs each child $900.00!

Monday, 11 November 2013, 10:12 am | Pat Newman

Mike Eru, appointed by Minister Parata, has in just the 12 month period from April/May 2012 till April/May 2013, collected $149000.00 in fees and expenses as Commissioner of Moerewa School. More >>

Minister needs to be made accountable for lack of support

Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 12:26 pm | Pat Newman

Pat Newman, President of Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association wants Minister and her Ministry to be accountable for their lack of support for schools. More >>

Bird has a conflict of interest: Principal

Thursday, 7 June 2012, 1:10 pm | Pat Newman

Pem Bird, Chairman of Nga Kura-a-Iwi o Aotearoa who has come out supporting the National Parties Policy on class size and Performance Pay, has clearly a huge undeclared conflict of interest, and worse still has put his political affiliations ahead of the needs ... More >>

Whangarei parents face more costs..

Thursday, 4 August 2011, 11:09 am | Pat Newman

“The Minister of Education yesterday refused to rule out further cuts to Early Childhood, especially Playcentres, Kohanga Reos and home based programmes” “says Labour Candidate Pat Newman. The Minister, now becoming known by many as “Ayatolley” ... More >>

Parents fail sex education

Friday, 24 August 2007, 9:47 am | Pat Newman

The vast majority of parents are failing in their parental duty of ensuring their children were informed about sex education. If they weren’t failing, schools would not be foisted with yet another parental duty More >>

Principal calls on Maharey to ban unhealthy food

Tuesday, 12 June 2007, 9:33 am | Pat Newman

Whangarei principal Pat Newman is calling on Education Minister Steve Maharey to put his money where his mouth is, and ban unhealthy food from all Government buildings. His call comes after Maharey’s announcement that schools will be prohibited from ... More >>

Principal slams ERO report

Friday, 30 March 2007, 12:37 am | Pat Newman

Whangarei principal Pat Newman has slammed the latest ERO report, which says hundreds of schools have no idea how well their students are achieving. Newman, a former president of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation, believes the report shows more about ... More >>




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