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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 >>

Concerned About School Attendance? Support Fair Pay Agreements

Tuesday, 18 October 2022, 3:44 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Anyone who cares about education should get behind the Fair Pay Agreements legislation, due for its second reading in Parliament today, says Chris Abercrombie, Junior Vice President of PPTA Te Wehengarua. “I am a history teacher at James Hargest College ... More >>

Secondary Teachers Call For End To Academic Streaming

Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 1:19 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Secondary teachers have called today for an end to academic streaming by 2030 because of the educational harm it is causing to Māori and Pasifika students. PPTA Te Wehengarua annual conference delegates, representing 20,000 secondary teachers around the motu, ... More >>

Call For New Way To Staff Schools – On Need Not Numbers

Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 1:12 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Secondary principals and teachers are calling on the Minister of Education to implement a new model of staffing secondary schools that is based on student need, rather than student numbers. Kate Gainsford, principal of Aotea College and Chair of the Secondary ... More >>

Secondary Teachers Welcome Investment Package But...

Wednesday, 14 September 2022, 12:44 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

The Government’s announcement that it will provide funding for additional teaching and tutoring and more Te Kura summer school places, to help the students worst affected by COVID to catch up on or re-engage with learning, is welcome, says Melanie Webber, ... More >>

Invest In Teachers, Invest In Aotearoa

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 5:11 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Secondary teachers are calling on the Government to invest in young people and Aotearoa New Zealand as they launch a campaign today in support of their collective agreement negotiations, which began formally in July. “Ensuring that rangatahi have the knowledge, ... More >>

NCEA Mitigations The Boost Students Need

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 10:59 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Secondary teachers welcome today’s announcement by the Government that the ongoing disruption caused by COVID-19 is being recognised, and mitigations put in place. “Hundreds of thousands of rangatahi have had their most critical years at high ... More >>

Wellbeing At Heart Of Secondary Principals' Claim

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 1:02 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

  Wellbeing is a major focus for secondary principals as they begin bargaining today for a new collective agreement. Cathy Ewing, principal of Nelson College for Girls and member of the negotiating team, says the claim recognises the impact that ... More >>

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 >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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