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Repeal of charter school law welcomed by secondary teachers

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Repeal of charter school law welcomed by secondary teachers

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) The government’s support for quality public education has been demonstrated today with the passage of the bill repealing charter schools. “A public education system which is delivered and owned by the citizens of this country is the best possible way to ensure fair, high quality outcomes for young people,”says […]

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If you don’t count it, you can’t fix it

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on If you don’t count it, you can’t fix it

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Maths and statistics teachers around the country will be baffled by the government’s latest forecast of teachers required out to 2025. Instead of quantifying the shortage, the Ministry of Education has done its sums under the assumption that there were the correct number of secondary teachers in 2017. Secondary […]

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Educate the government!

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Educate the government!

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) A short survey. The government wants to hear from you regarding education, and so is running “Kōrero Mātauranga” – a short survey that anyone can fill out. You have until October 31 to do so! As per the Ministry of Education: “Education should give every New Zealander the freedom […]

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Be part of Sorted in Schools

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, test-kb, Unions  /  Comments Off on Be part of Sorted in Schools

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) News  –   –  October 9, 2018 Be part of the first nationwide financial capability programme embedded into the curriculum by registering for the Sorted in Schools pilot. Sorted in Schools is inviting all schools and kura to take part in this unique opportunity to shape the future of financial […]

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Sick and tired

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Sick and tired

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Guest columnist Karl Goddard outlines his concerns for the teaching profession. I’m sick and tired of the ignorant comments attached to news items about the negotiations for our new contract; knowledge may be a candle in the darkness but ignorance is a black hole that literally sucks in the […]

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Secondary teachers reject government’s offer

By   /  October 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Secondary teachers reject government’s offer

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Speeches inside. Today at the PPTA annual conference, delegates representating over 17,000 secondary teachers expressed strong concerns about the impact on secondary teacher recruitment and retention if the government doesn’t make significant improvments to their offer. They call on the government to come back with an offer that genuinely […]

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PPTA 2018 Annual Conference Opening Address

By   /  October 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on PPTA 2018 Annual Conference Opening Address

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) PPTA president Jack Boyle’s speech. E nga kaiako o Aotearoa…Nau mai haere maiHaere mai ki te Whanganui a taaraHaere 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 […]

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PPTA 2018 Annual Conference Photo Gallery

By   /  October 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on PPTA 2018 Annual Conference Photo Gallery

By MIL OSI Publisher  /  October 2, 2018  /  Comments Off on PPTA 2018 Annual Conference Photo Gallery Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) PPTA National Office, Level 5, 60 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand All text on this website is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. To view a copy of this […]

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PPTA Annual Conference livestream

By   /  October 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on PPTA Annual Conference livestream

By MIL OSI Publisher  /  October 2, 2018  /  Comments Off on PPTA Annual Conference livestream Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) PPTA National Office, Level 5, 60 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand All text on this website is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. To view a copy of this licence, visit […]

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Secondary teachers meet to discuss government’s offer

By   /  October 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Secondary teachers meet to discuss government’s offer

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Secondary teachers from around the country meet in Wellington today to discuss a recommendation that they reject the government’s offer for their collective agreement.   After thorough analysis and taking into account feedback from members, the executive of the Post Primary Teachers’ Association are recommending conference delgates reject the […]

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PPTA Professional Issues Update

By   /  September 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on PPTA Professional Issues Update

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Kia ora koutou. This edition of the PPTA Professional Issues Update focuses on the Education Council’s induction and mentoring pilot. Tuakana-Teina induction and mentoring pilot  The Education Council has announced an induction and mentoring (I&M) pilot, Tuakana-Teina, aimed at supporting some provisionally certificated teachers (PCTs) to full certification. The […]

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Did you know you can have the PPTA News delivered straight to your inbox?

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Did you know you can have the PPTA News delivered straight to your inbox?

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) The PPTA News is available online and via email. Just sign up through the PPTA newsletters page at ppta.org.nz or look for the web version under News and Media. If you no longer wish to receive a paper copy of the magazine just email news@ppta.org.nz and we will arrange […]

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Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement update

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement update

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) An update on ongoing STCA discussions with the Ministry of Education After PPTA’s recent paid union meetings, branches contributed other claims for the association’s national executive to consider.  At its meeting on 2 August executive considered those claims and made a decision on which would be featured in the […]

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Students’ education the casualty of day reliever shortages

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Students’ education the casualty of day reliever shortages

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Classes are being merged or cancelled and seniors left unsupervised as schools struggle to address a shortage of day relief teachers. There have been growing expressions of concern from secondary teachers and principals about the shortage of day relievers. A recent PPTA survey of a random sample of members […]

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What happens when your school has a falling roll?

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on What happens when your school has a falling roll?

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Advice from PPTA’s intrepid field officers on surplus staffing Janice was elected branch chair of her provincial co-ed school at the beginning of this year. Several times during the year the principal had made a number of unfortunate comments about staff needing to work harder or their jobs would […]

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New Zealand really wants to talk about NCEA

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on New Zealand really wants to talk about NCEA

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Nanotechnologist and science teacher Dr Michelle Dickinson (aka Nanogirl) is a member of the NCEA review Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG). She shares her experience with PPTA News. Q: Why did you agree to go on the NCEA Ministerial Advisory Group? What do you think that you bring to it? […]

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Standing united in West Virginia

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Standing united in West Virginia

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) West Virginia Education Association (WVEA) president Dale Lee played an integral part in the teacher strikes that put an end to years of government neglect. He speaks to PPTA News before attending our 2018 annual conference. Q: Tell us a bit about yourself A: This is my 11th year […]

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Teachers make powerful contribution during earthquakes

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Teachers make powerful contribution during earthquakes

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Photo credit: Glenn Coster – Christchurch City Libraries Collection Photo credit: Glenn Coster – Christchurch City Libraries Collection Teachers in Canterbury made a powerful contribution to supporting children and their families during the devastating earthquakes in 2011. Around 10,000 education staff became first responders for Christchurch’s 150,000 school students. […]

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“There were huge vibrations through the whole building.”

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on “There were huge vibrations through the whole building.”

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Christchurch Girls’ High School PPTA chair Alastair Blythe shares how his branch and management worked together to address serious quake repair health and safety issues. A strong PPTA branch and supportive management have worked together to address health and safety issues surrounding a Canterbury school rebuild.  Christchurch Girls’ High […]

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Lighting the way for teachers, students and communities

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Lighting the way for teachers, students and communities

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) 2018 PPTA Ama Takiloa Pasifika conference Encouraging and empowering teachers to be those who light the way for their communities and students was what PPTA’s 2018 Ama Takiloa Pasifika conference was all about. Passionate advocates for Pasifika people The fono included a wide range of workshops and great speakers […]

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