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More funding needed to support young people at risk – PPTA

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 10:12 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Secondary teachers around the country are calling for extra funding for schools who teach at risk students. More >>

Budget strips millions from schools to pay for pet projects

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 4:56 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Millions of dollars have been stripped from the compulsory education sector to pay for ministers’ pet projects, PPTA president Angela Roberts says. Secondary education will take the biggest hit with a $57.5 million cut, while John Banks’ experimental ... More >>

Continued PB4L funding shows govt/sector collaboration works

Wednesday, 8 May 2013, 2:51 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

By announcing the continued funding of the Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) programme the government has shown it is prepared to put resources into projects that work. More >>

Last chance for Maori Party to listen its voters – PPTA

Monday, 6 May 2013, 2:42 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

This week will be the last chance for the Maori Party to listen to those with the highest stake in the future of Maori children – its own voters. Submissions by the very groups the government says it wants to help with its Education Amendment ... More >>

Package meets costs but teachers still seek compensation

Tuesday, 19 March 2013, 2:58 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

The government and the minister responsible for Novopay have responded to some of the concerns of education sector groups with their decision to provide a $6 million support package to schools to help with costs incurred by payroll problems, says ... More >>

Survey highlights real impact of Novopay

Monday, 11 March 2013, 2:25 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Around 36% of over 4500 secondary teachers who responded to a recent survey about Novopay problems say they experienced errors with the pay they received on 19 February. More >>

Charter school scam defies democracy – PPTA

Friday, 1 March 2013, 3:15 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Minister for memory lapses John Banks has conveniently forgotten about the democratic process says PPTA president Angela Roberts. In announcing the establishment of a charter school appointment board while the Education and Science Select Committee ... More >>

Resounding no to charter schools from NZ and New Orleans

Tuesday, 19 February 2013, 1:43 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

There is no educational or financial justification for charter schools, only a cynically political one, PPTA president Angela Roberts says. Roberts, who will be presenting PPTA’s submission on the Education Amendment Bill to the Education and Science ... More >>

Enough talk – Novopay rescue package needed now

Friday, 8 February 2013, 1:40 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

While investigations are being launched into who is responsible for the Novopay payroll disaster – schools, students, principals and administration staff are buckling under the pressure of a broken payroll system. More >>

Shocking poverty stats show importance of breakfast bill

Monday, 10 December 2012, 1:57 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Figures released today showing tens of thousands of children being hospitalised for poverty-related illnesses highlight the importance of addressing the problem at the root, PPTA president Robin Duff says. More >>

Ministry of Education subverts democracy

Friday, 30 November 2012, 2:51 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

The Ministry of Education is subverting basic democratic processes by seeking sponsors of charter schools before legislation allowing their establishment has even been passed, said PPTA president Robin Duff. More >>

PPTA releases position on national standards

Thursday, 28 January 2010, 4:26 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

PPTA is releasing a paper today in a bid to inform debate on national standards and steer the country away from ‘assessment mania.’ The paper looks at the dangers of National’s standards in a country that “already over-assesses,” PPTA president ... More >>

Youth Guarantee extravagant, misleading – PPTA

Thursday, 24 September 2009, 1:48 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

National’s Youth Guarantee scheme is an extravagant exercise in smoke and mirrors that only marginally addresses the problem of disengaged youth – PPTA president Kate Gainsford says. The scheme, which purports to help students at risk of disengaging ... More >>

Cuts to ACE funding hurt those who need it most

Monday, 14 September 2009, 2:04 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Cuts to adult community education (ACE) funding will harm the very people Anne Tolley insists she wants to help, PPTA president Kate Gainsford says. “It’s the communities in greatest need that will be losing out because their schools won’t be able to ... More >>

Secondary teachers tackle the tough issues

Monday, 24 August 2009, 12:15 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Disruptive students, the rising cost of housing and teachers having to act as police outside school hours are just some of the issues that will be covered at PPTA’s 2009 annual conference. From September 29 to October 2, secondary teachers will be ... More >>

ACE redundancies illegal

Tuesday, 18 August 2009, 4:10 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

The government could be forcing secondary schools to break the law if schools are left with no option but to sack night class staff before existing adult and community education (ACE) funding contracts expire in December, said PPTA president Kate Gainsford. ... More >>

Secondary education and the economic recovery

Monday, 3 August 2009, 12:05 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

The government is on the wrong track cutting teacher staffing, when other countries are investing in education as a pathway out of the recession, PPTA president Kate Gainsford says. A new report released by the PPTA - Secondary education and the economic ... More >>

It’s a smoke and mirrors Budget

Friday, 29 May 2009, 1:03 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Pay increases negotiated back in 2007 were re-wrapped as extra money for staffing in a Budget that PPTA president Kate Gainsford says is misleading. “One of Bill English’s main selling points for education was $169 million for teachers’ pay ... More >>

PPTA urges government not to play ‘blame game’

Monday, 2 February 2009, 3:38 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

PPTA president Kate Gainsford is pleased education minister Anne Tolley is taking the issue of struggling schools seriously, but cautions against a ‘blame and shame’ mentality. More >>

PPTA welcomes delay of NCEA review

Tuesday, 16 December 2008, 3:13 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

PPTA congratulates education minister Anne Tolley for listening to the profession’s concerns over the tight time-frame of the NCEA standards review. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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