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Urgent Solutions Needed To Make Schools Safer – PPTA Te Wehengarua

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 2:41 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Going to secondary school – for both students and staff – is becoming increasingly dangerous in too many communities, and urgent solutions are needed, says Melanie Webber, President of PPTA Te Wehengarua. “Recent incidents show that levels of ... More >>

Secondary Teachers Delighted Dirty Boilers Are Going – But Not Soon Enough

Friday, 6 May 2022, 3:00 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Secondary teachers are very pleased the Government is removing coal boilers from schools but they need to go sooner than 2025, says Melanie Webber, President of PPTA Te Wehengarua. “This is something that PPTA has been pushing for, through our involvement ... More >>

Next Steps Will Decide Success Of Literacy, Communication And Maths Strategies

Friday, 25 March 2022, 11:04 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Detail, delivery and dedicated resourcing: these are the three deciding factors that will determine whether the transformational education strategies released today achieve their goals, says Melanie Webber, President of PPTA Te Wehengarua. “The ... More >>

Future Of Histories Curriculum Hinges On Proper Resourcing – PPTA

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 4:39 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Secondary teachers are hugely excited about the final Aotearoa New Zealand histories curriculum released today and hope it will be resourced and supported appropriately to ensure the maximum benefit to ākonga (students), says Melanie Webber, president ... More >>

Teaching Council Report More Cause For Concern

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 10:17 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

A report released this week on the investigation into a privacy breach by the Teaching Council, adds to secondary teachers’ serious concerns about the ability of the Council to maintain confidence and trust, says Melanie Webber, President of PPTA ... More >>

Secondary Teachers Meet To Decide Collective Agreement Claims

Monday, 21 February 2022, 4:56 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Secondary teachers throughout Aotearoa New Zealand are holding paid union meetings this week to decide on claims for their new collective agreement.  The current secondary teachers’ collective agreement expires at the end of May. Melanie Webber, ... More >>

COVID Exacerbates Existing Challenges In Secondary Schools

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 6:58 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

The Education Review Office report on the impact of COVID-19 on principals and teachers, released today, highlights the need for more staffing in secondary schools, says Kate Gainsford, Chair of PPTA Te Wehengarua Secondary Principals Council. “The ... More >>

ERO Report Shows Teachers Rising To COVID Challenges

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 6:55 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

The latest Education Review Office (ERO) report, released today, on the impact of COVID-19 on principals and teachers, shows a huge impact on teacher wellbeing with a significant decline in their enjoyment of their work. While they have risen to ... More >>

It’s Time To Dot Ya Kura And Get Ya Dot, Rangatahi! - PPTA Te Wehengarua

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 11:13 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Secondary teachers are urging rangatahi (young people) to get their ira dot this weekend in Tāmaki Makaurau and take part in the Dot Ya Kura competition ahead of the event. “Catching up with whanau and mates is something that rangatahi are missing ... More >>

Government Education Package Finds Support With PPTA

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 3:37 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

  Secondary teachers across the country are pleased to have the government’s support as they prepare for distance learning in term 2. PPTA president Jack Boyle says, “One of the concerns for many teachers has been the inequity that exists ... More >>

Secondary principals to vote on industrial action

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 10:29 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Negotiations for their collective agreement started in late May and to date, the unions have received no offer. More >>

Budget 2019 fails to fix teacher shortages

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 3:37 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Once again the government has failed to address the big challenges facing education. Secondary teachers know that a healthy and equitable society is needed if we are to reach our goal of every young person being able to participate fully and reach ... More >>

PPTA case for equity for part time teachers starts tomorrow

Monday, 6 May 2019, 9:15 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Part time secondary teachers and their union, the PPTA, warmly invite media to join them at the Employment Court for the first day of hearings for equality. When: 9.30am Monday 6 May 2019 The day begins with opening statements, followed by our first witness, ... More >>

Secondary teachers set date for national action

Saturday, 2 March 2019, 12:08 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

PPTA president, Jack Boyle says, “We have been negotiating with government for a settlement to our collective agreement since August last year and our members are running out of patience. More >>

Secondary principals struggling with teacher shortages

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 3:55 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Shortages are most severe in Auckland but are keenly felt in all major metropolitan areas and affect schools right across the country. More >>

Secondary teachers disappointed with half-hearted offer

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 12:14 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Secondary teachers yesterday received a second offer from the government. It was discussed last evening with the executive of the PPTA, who, after a careful analysis, passed a recommendation that members reject the offer. More >>

PPTA president, Jack Boyle's speech to annual conference

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 11:53 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

E nga kaiako o Aotearoa…Nau mai haere mai Haere mai ki te Whanganui a taara Haere mai ki to tatou hui Nga mihi koe katoa mo te haere mai. It’s fantastic to see you all at this sell out hui. Counting all of us, our awesome PPTA staff and our honoured ... More >>

Affirming diverse sexualities and genders in schools

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:13 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

The PPTA is launching an updated and refreshed set of guidelines for schools to help them create a safe and affirming environment for all students. PPTA believes that gender and sexuality should never be barriers to student engagement and achievement. More >>

Yet another ‘fail’ for charter schools

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 9:46 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Teachers in public schools are not surprised to hear that the success rates being touted by charter schools are not true at all. More >>

President’s Speech to PPTA Annual Conference 2016

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 12:48 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

When we were last together at annual conference, we might have been forgiven for thinking that with a settled agreement, IES underway and working parties on teacher supply and workload on the horizon, we were headed for a busy and productive year. ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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