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Hundreds Of Millions Needed For Local State Schools – Not Charter Schools

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 10:47 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

All students in Aotearoa New Zealand have a right to a high quality education at their local state school. More >>

Urgent Action Needed To Restore Schools’ Confidence In Online Exams

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 2:00 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Recommendations of the review into major glitches with some NCEA online exams last year need to be implemented urgently to ensure schools’ confidence in the system, says Kate Gainsford, Chair of the Secondary Principals’ Council. More >>

Secondary Teachers Applaud Continued Funding Of School Lunch Programme

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 7:37 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Ka Ora Ka Ako not only benefits students by ensuring they have at least one nutritious meal five days a week and are in a better frame of mind to learn, but it also provides employment for people in the local community. More >>

Secondary Principals Welcome More Learning Support And Leadership Development Priorities

Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 7:52 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Secondary teaching needs to be a first choice career that rewards people well, is properly resourced and has clear and dynamic pathways, particularly around leadership development. More >>

Education Job Cuts Short-sighted With Serious Implications

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 1:37 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

The axing of more than 500 positions at the Ministry of Education is short-sighted, makes no sense, and will have serious implications in the long term, says Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua president. More >>

Principals And Teachers Agree Changes To NCEA Timeline Necessary

Friday, 5 April 2024, 4:48 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Secondary principals and teachers agree with significant changes, announced by the Minister of Education today, to the timeline for implementation of new NCEA Levels 2 and 3 qualifications. “Delaying the implementation of Levels 2 and 3 is a sensible ... More >>

New Histories Curriculum On Right Track – More Support Needed

Thursday, 4 April 2024, 5:14 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

“This new curriculum is a huge improvement on what we were teaching previously. Clearly there is a need for more support for teachers to ensure that the curriculum content is covered in full. More >>

Secondary Teachers Urge David Seymour To Get A Reality Check On School Lunches

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 10:54 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Secondary teachers are urging Associate Education Minister David Seymour to visit some of the schools currently offering free healthy lunches, so he can get a more informed picture. “The Associate Minister says the programme could be more efficient ... More >>

Te Tiriti Must Continue To Be Honoured And Advanced In Our Secondary Schools

Monday, 5 February 2024, 12:56 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

On the eve of Waitangi Day, secondary teachers are urging the government to continue affirming and advancing Te Tiriti o Waitangi in education. “Honouring our Te Tiriti obligations has resulted in huge improvements in ākonga Māori achievement,” says ... More >>

Repealing Smoke-free Legislation Huge Step Backwards For Schools And Students

Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 12:58 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Repealing Aoteraoa New Zealand’s ground-breaking smoke free legislation is a huge step back for schools and students, says Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua acting president. “We wholeheartedly support the protest being held today against the ... More >>

Secondary Teachers Urge Government To Keep Fair Pay Agreements

Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 11:34 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

If the government really cared about people who were struggling or squeezed financially in Aotearoa New Zealand, it would keep the Fair Pay Agreement policy, says Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua president. Secondary teachers support today’s protest ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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