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Our Schooling Futures: Stronger Together

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Our Schooling Futures: Stronger Together

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) NZSPC chair James Morris shares his perspective on the report by the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce (TSIT). Principals were at the nexus of the Tomorrow’s Schools reforms of the late 1980’s. They work at the convergence of governance and management as the managers of ‘self-managing’ schools in a competitive […]

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Nominate now for the Teaching Council elections

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Nominate now for the Teaching Council elections

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) After a successful campaign to return democracy to the teachers’ council, now is your chance to exercise that right. Nominations are now open for the for the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand elections next March. This is the chance for you to have a say in who represents you […]

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Secondary teachers welcome bold thinking

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Secondary teachers welcome bold thinking

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Secondary teachers welcome the Tomorrow’s Schools taskforce report and are excited to see bold and fresh thinking about the education system. PPTA president Jack Boyle says, “The fresh approach to the challenges we’re facing has put a spring in our step at the end of a difficult year.” “The […]

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Teachers reject another inadequate government offer

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Teachers reject another inadequate government offer

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Thanks but no thanks. The PPTA has rejected a third offer from the government for the secondary teachers’ collective agreement. Hard on the heels of an overwhelming rejection of the government’s second offer of settlement by secondary teachers at meetings held between 7-23 November, the union’s representatives on the […]

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Teacher shortages – who said history never repeats?

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Teacher shortages – who said history never repeats?

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Chalkdust – A series looking at education through the eyes of the PPTA Journal. This month we head back to 1960 when PPTA’s Kapiti College branch had a distressingly familiar message about teacher shortages. An open letter to the executive – bringing home the shortage The increasing shortage of […]

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Out in the field: Salary increments – don’t miss out!

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Out in the field: Salary increments – don’t miss out!

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Advice from PPTA’s intrepid field officers on salary increments. A beginning teacher recently contacted her field officer, concerned that her salary increment on the base scale appeared to be overdue*.  One step up the pay scale for every 1000 hours Teachers joining the profession will start with a pay […]

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Tomorrow’s Schools, the Treaty and looking after yourself

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Tomorrow’s Schools, the Treaty and looking after yourself

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) A round up of the 2018 annual conference decisions. A record number of delegates attended PPTA’s annual conference this year to decide the association’s policy and the direction of the work we will undertake next year. Here is a roundup of major decisions made. Kua tae te wā ki […]

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A fearless advocate for the education system

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on A fearless advocate for the education system

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Obituary – PPTA farewells quality education stalwart, and PPTA News contributor, Emeritus professor Ivan Snook. Emeritus professor Ivan Snook Emeritus Professor Ivan Snook has been committed for over 50 years to the goal of high quality education for all. His work as a teacher and an educator of teachers […]

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Resourcing wellbeing not punishment

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Resourcing wellbeing not punishment

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Opinion – New Zealand Drug Foundation executive director Ross Bell shares the organisation’s views on supporting rather than excluding students The NZ Drug Foundation says support, not punishment, is the best way for schools to address alcohol and other drug issues. In their submission to the Tomorrow’s Schools Review […]

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Teaching the New Zealand Wars

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Teaching the New Zealand Wars

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Opinion – Historian Dr Vincent O’Malley and Victoria University faculty of education professor Joanna Kidman on the importance of teaching New Zealand history. The New Zealand Wars (1845-72) were foundational events in our nation’s history. Yet Pākehā have not always cared to remember them. The response to the 2015 petition […]

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Women’s rights at work – time to join the conversation

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Women’s rights at work – time to join the conversation

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) WRAW chat – Introducing a new tool to help PPTA women make their workplaces safer and better  PPTA women have been given the chance to add their voices to the conversation around gender equality and women’s rights at work through a new organising tool.  Launched at this year’s PPTA […]

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Preventing violence and harassment in school

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Preventing violence and harassment in school

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) PPTA deputy general secretary Yvonne Oldfield talks safety in a school environment after attending the 107th International Labour Conference in Geneva The education sector is recognised internationally as being at relatively high risk with respect to violence and harassment. Teachers in Aotearoa strive to foster a safe environment in […]

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Whakatū wāhine – Women stand up!

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Whakatū wāhine – Women stand up!

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) PPTA honours 125 years of women’s empowerment and the continued fight for pay equality. On the 19th of September 1893, women in New Zealand were the first in the world to get the vote. While this is something to celebrate, 125 years later Kiwi women are still waiting to […]

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Government’s STCA offer rejected by conference

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Government’s STCA offer rejected by conference

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Nationwide union meetings held to vote on second offer and possible industrial action Updated: For the latest on this story see Secondary teachers vote to reject government offer Last month, PPTA annual conference delegates, representing more than 17,000 secondary teachers, rejected the government’s first Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement (STCA) […]

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An opinion does not make tikanga – Nga Manu Kōrero 2018

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on An opinion does not make tikanga – Nga Manu Kōrero 2018

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Wynyard Peeni’s trophy- winning Ngā Manu Kōrero speech tackles gender discrimination in kapa haka. Wynyard Peeni Jointly managed by PPTA and the Ministry of Education, the Ngā Manu Kōrero speech competition has been encouraging fluency in te reo Māori and English since 1965. This year Kamo High School student, […]

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Long awaited mental health teaching resource a hit before it hits the shelves.

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Long awaited mental health teaching resource a hit before it hits the shelves.

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Lynfield College teacher Kat Wells and Auckland University researcher Katie Fitzpatrick on the launch of a much-needed mental health teaching resource. A long-awaited mental health teaching resource is already in such demand 100 copies were pre-ordered before it even launched. Secondary teachers and students can now engage in learning […]

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PPTA communications – walking the talk

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on PPTA communications – walking the talk

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) The results of the 2018 PPTA communications survey Information in your inbox, face to face conversations and stories about real teachers are some of the most important things about PPTA communications according to our latest survey. In August a short online communications survey was sent to 1100 randomly selected […]

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Have your say on Sorted in Schools

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Have your say on Sorted in Schools

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) The five-week pilot period for the first Sorted in Schools resources has closed and now it’s time to have your say. It’s important Sorted in Schools hear from all teachers and students who participated in the pilot before the resources are released nationwide in term 1, 2019. You have a […]

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Meet your PPTA presidential team (again)

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Meet your PPTA presidential team (again)

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Jack Boyle and Melanie Webber will be representing PPTA again in 2019 as president and junior vice president. Congratulations to the 2019 PPTA presidential team. PPTA president Jack Boyle was appointed unopposed and Western Springs College teacher Melanie Webber was re-elected as junior vice president. Jack Boyle Jack served […]

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Learning to make a difference with Mahi tika courses

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Learning to make a difference with Mahi tika courses

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) PPTA runs employment relations education courses for members. Attendees at a recent session in Wellington share their experiences.  PPTA Mahi tika courses are employment relations education for PPTA members. They are practical adult education seminars based on case studies, collaborative problem-solving and discussion. PPTA News attended a Mahi tika […]

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