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Now only a month's wait for Ministry help!

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 1:46 pm | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

“Te Tai Tokerau Principals are over the moon knowing they only having to wait a month for Ministry help for behavioural needs,” says Pat Newman President Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association. More >>

Principals disappointed by response from Te Roopu Kimiora

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 4:43 pm | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

Principals are disappointed in the response from Te Roopu Kimiora (Child Mental Health Services) to their serious concerned about the effectiveness of the service offered,” said Pat Newman, President of the Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association. More >>

Principals still struggling to obtain help for children

Monday, 11 November 2019, 2:00 pm | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

“Principals in Te Tai Tokerau are still struggling to receive the necessary help needed to deal with the results of trauma and abuse of the kids in our schools, yet this problem has been known for years!” says Pat Newman President Te Tai Tokerau ... More >>

90% + of Northlands Children helped!

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 10:07 am | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

90% + of the children and whanau belonging to Te Tai Tokerau Schools, will be better off as a result of the $150.00 donation scheme, brought in by the government,” says The President of Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association, Mr Pat Newman. More >>

Nutters resurrected at Ministry of Education

Monday, 2 September 2019, 2:07 pm | Tai Tokerau Principals' Association

“Nutters resurrected at the Ministry of Education! says Te Tai Tokerau Principals’ Association President, Pat Newman. More >>

92.5 classes in Te Tai Tokerau without a Teacher!

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 12:14 pm | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

92.5 teachers could not be found to cover teacher absences during just one week, the week ending 24 May 2019. Te Tai Tokerau Spokesperson Leanne Otene says they have been concerned for some time, and decided to survey principals over just that one ... More >>

Minister talks in Platitudes but says nothing new!

Monday, 20 May 2019, 4:38 pm | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

“I was very disappointed that last night all my Minister could do when confronted with the reality of teaching, was to mouth the same old clichés and platitudes. More >>

The Mad Hatters are now in Control of our Classrooms

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 12:54 pm | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

A teacher is not even allowed to lift a 5 year old up and carry them out when they throw things and in the middle of a tantrum now. Instead we are supposed to leave them and remove all the other children!” says Pat Newman President Te Tai Tokerau ... More >>

Principal challenges Prime Minister’s statement

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 10:08 am | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

Pat Newman President of Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association challenges the prime Minister to show where the supposed money to help with children effected by drugs and other mental health issues actually is, because it certainly isn’t getting ... More >>

Government Offer to Principals Nothing But an Insult!

Friday, 1 June 2018, 1:16 pm | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

Government Offer to Principals Nothing But an Insult! The offer received yesterday is the biggest Claytons Offer I have ever seen… a non offer…an insult. It treats principals with derision and contempt! No mention of the massive workload issues ... More >>

Principal sad if colleagues find it difficult to lead

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 4:52 pm | Tai Tokerau Principals' Association

Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association. Principal sad if colleagues find it difficult to lead their schools. “When I hear the question “What will we replace National Standards with?”, it makes me professionally very, very sad”, said Pat Newman ... More >>

Principal feels sorry for many Ministry and other staff

Monday, 30 October 2017, 4:24 pm | Tai Tokerau Principals' Association

The President of Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association feels extremely sorry for those employed in the Ministry of Education, who with zealous enthusiasm, have spent the last few years enforcing National Standards on schools. Pat Newman, President ... More >>

1089 pupils needing urgent psychological help identified

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:32 pm | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

110 Te Tai Tokerau Principals this week identified 1089 pupils in their schools who need clinical psychological help to recover from often horrific childhood experiences – and there’s little available! More >>

Digital Technology - is This the Best Use of Scarce Funding

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 4:03 pm | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

Digital Technology Funding - is This the Best Use of Scarce Funding Or is It Low on Priority Consdering the Real Needs of Te Tai Tokerau Schools? More >>

Principals Disappointed in Ministry’s Latest Response

Monday, 10 April 2017, 4:29 pm | Tai Tokerau Principals' Association

Ministry of Education don’t seem to accept the reality of what is actually happening in schools around Behaviour and Special Needs funding, is now at crisis point. More >>

Minister Wrongly Quotes Principal in the House Today

Friday, 7 April 2017, 9:26 am | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

Minister Parata stated that a principal had stated he was recommending to principals in Te Tai Tokerau to suspend children with behavioural needs unless the necessary help was received and condemned this action. More >>

A Cry from the Heart: lack of assistance for chidren's needs

Monday, 3 April 2017, 12:48 pm | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

Another te Tai Tokerau Principal voices her feelings on the lack of assistance to cover the needs of children up here and the harm this is causing! More >>

Ministers statement nothing but arrogance!

Friday, 18 November 2016, 3:08 pm | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

"Minister Parata showed her total arrogance and lack of understanding of education and how schools actually function, with one sentence" states Pat Newman President Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association. More >>

What is most important? To be able to use IT or to educate?

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 8:59 am | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

What is most important? To be able to use IT or to educate a child?? More >>

12% of schools in Te Tai Tokerau report aggressive incidents

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 7:28 am | Tai Tokerau Principals' Association

12% of schools in Te Tai Tokerau report incidents of aggression, threats and violence to staff occurring up to 3-5 times a week by primary pupils! More >>

 

 

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