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PISA Results Continue To Show More To Be Done For Equity In Education

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 7:17 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results released show a widening gap between students who are advantaged and students who are disadvantaged, says Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua acting president. “The main result PISA ... More >>

Principals Survey An Accurate Reflection Of Top Concerns

Friday, 3 November 2023, 11:55 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

A national survey of secondary principals which found the top issues facing schools were providing support for vulnerable students and recrutiing quality teachers, is an accurate reflection, says Kate Gainsford, Chair of the Secondary Principals’ ... More >>

Low Participation Decreases Meaningfulness Of International Education Results

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 1:46 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

New Zealand students’ low participation rates in the latest international reading, maths and science assessments shows its increasing irrelevance to many countries, says Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua acting president. He was commenting in ... More >>

Greater Support Needed For Aspiring Secondary School Wāhine Māori Leaders

Monday, 2 October 2023, 1:05 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Robust, tailored mentoring programmes, innovative ‘apprenticeship’ models and more professional development opportunities are needed to support wāhine Māori who are or want to be school leaders, a new report has found. The report, Me aro ... More >>

Secondary Teachers Ratify New Collective Agreement

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 8:53 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Secondary teachers have ratified – overwhelmingly – the settlement of a new collective agreement. “I’m delighted that PPTA Te Wehengarua members have shown such strong support for our new collective agreement,” says Chris Abercrombie, ... More >>

Secondary Teachers To Vote On Offer For New Collective Agreement

Wednesday, 2 August 2023, 1:03 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Now that the Government has accepted the arbitration panel’s recommended settlement of the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement (STCA), PPTA Te Wehengarua national executive will recommend an offer, based on the recommendations, to members next ... More >>

New Principals’ Success Is Everyone’s Responsiblity

Thursday, 13 July 2023, 11:15 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Making sure that new principals can succeed and thrive in their role is the responsiblity of the entire school community, says Kate Gainsford, Chair of the Secondary Principals’ Council. Responding to an Education Review Office report, released today, about principals ... More >>

Secondary Teachers Will Enter Arbitration Process But Need Government Commitment

Tuesday, 20 June 2023, 1:01 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

PPTA Te Wehengarua, the secondary school teachers’ union, will enter independent arbitration as a means of resolving the dispute over the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement (STCA), as long as the government publicly commits to the outcome. “We ... More >>

Primary School Teachers Reject 3rd Offer

Friday, 12 May 2023, 12:41 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

  Primary school teachers have voted to reject their 3rd offer from the Ministry of Education. Lead negotiator for the Primary Teachers’ Collective Agreement negotiation team, Barb Curran, said the vote reflected primary teachers’ frustration ... More >>

Secondary Hold Rolling Strikes Throughout Aotearoa New Zealand

Monday, 8 May 2023, 11:58 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

More than 20,000 secondary teachers will hold rolling strikes around the country this week, starting with the entire South Island tomorrow. The strikes are in protest at the lack of progress in negotiations for a collective agreement that meets the ... More >>

Secondary Teacher Shortage Forces Increasing Number Of Classes To Be Cancelled

Thursday, 4 May 2023, 1:36 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Increasing numbers of secondary schools are having to cancel classes or transfer them online or to other providers because of a shortage of subject specialist teachers, the PPTA Te Wehengarua annual staffing survey has found. According to the survey, ... More >>

Secondary teachers welcome new timeline for NCEA changes

Thursday, 20 April 2023, 5:11 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

19 April Secondary teachers are pleased the Minister of Education has listened to some of their concerns about the need for more time to implement changes to the NCEA successfully, says Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua acting president. “We ... More >>

School Attendance Initiatives Welcome - But More Is Needed

Tuesday, 21 February 2023, 10:25 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

School attendance initiatives welcome – but more is needed Initiatives announced by the Government today to help get young people back to school are welcolme steps in the right direction but even more assistance is needed, say secondary teachers. ... More >>

Secondary Teachers Set Date For First National Strike

Friday, 10 February 2023, 10:16 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Secondary teachers have decided that if there is still no satisfactory progress with their collective agreement negotiations over the next five weeks, they will hold a national one-day strike on Thursday 16 March. “After three years of constant ... More >>

Government Offers Rejected Resoundingly By Secondary Teachers And Principals

Tuesday, 6 December 2022, 1:24 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

PPTA Te Wehengarua members have rejected all recent offers by the government for settlement of the secondary principals’ and secondary teachers’ collective agreements and the area school teachers’ and area school principals’ collective agreements. ... More >>

A Better Offer Needed For School Leaders

Thursday, 10 November 2022, 11:30 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

The Secondary Principals' Council (SPC) of PPTA Te Wehengarua has rejected offers from the Ministry of Education for settlement of the Secondary and Area School Principals' Collective Agreements. The Secondary Principals’ Council is made up of elected ... More >>

School Attendance Report Hugely Concerning – More Time And Resources Needed

Thursday, 10 November 2022, 6:05 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Turning around poor school attendance rates will not happen overnight but with the right solutions, it can happen, says Melanie Webber, President of PPTA Te Wehengarua. “As the Education Review Office report released today (Thursday 10 November) shows, ... More >>

Government Ignores Its Own Evaluations On Learning Support Coordinators

Monday, 7 November 2022, 3:23 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

After three evaluation reports of the Learning Support Coordinator (LSC) position and function in schools the government is still ignoring the recommendations. Earlier this year, as part of negotiations for a new collective agreement for area school ... More >>

Improvements Needed To Make The Most Of Learning Support Coordinators 

Friday, 28 October 2022, 11:58 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

A report released today evaluating the effectiveness of Learning Support Coordinators (LSCs) in schools shows a glaring gap between schools that have access to these specialists and those that don’t – and it needs to be addressed, says Melanie Webber, PPTA ... More >>

Literacy And Numeracy Pilot Results Show Need For Sharper Focus

Friday, 21 October 2022, 9:51 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

The release of the first pilot of new literacy and numeracy standards shows the urgent need for a pause on the overhaul of NCEA to enable teachers and students to focus more on literacy and numeracy, says PPTA Te Wehengarua national executive member ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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