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Reform of vocational and further education is a public good

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Reform of vocational and further education is a public good

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) The government’s proposed reform of vocational education is just in time. Our polytechnics are a shadow of their former selves and massive reinvestment and reform is needed if they are to meet the needs of New Zealanders. Almost all of our public polytechnics are teetering; a direct consequence of […]

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Vacancy: Field Officer, PPTA Christchurch Office

By   /  April 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Vacancy: Field Officer, PPTA Christchurch Office

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Field Officer: Fixed-term vacancy for term two 2019 The Association is seeking a field officer to help out in our Christchurch office for school term two 2019. This is a fixed-term vacancy to provide additional support to PPTA members and branches following the events of 15 March. Expressions of […]

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Salary assessment and self-employment

By   /  April 2, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Salary assessment and self-employment

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) In this issue of Out in the Field, Hobsonville Point Secondary School teacher Cath Lewis shares her salary assessment journey through PPTA’s Auckland field office Cath Lewis is a teacher at Hobsonville Point Secondary School. She was a year one teacher at the start of 2018 and late last […]

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Challenging new play has community at its core

By   /  April 2, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Challenging new play has community at its core

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) A school and its community band together to challenge Pasifika attitudes to mental wellness through ‘whanau theatre’ Mount Roskill Grammar School head of performing arts Emma Gillies has banded together with former student Joshua Iosefo, current students, friends and members of whanau to put together a play aimed at […]

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10 ways to teach me

By   /  April 2, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on 10 ways to teach me

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Dunedin’s Queen’s High School student Jordyn Katipa-Martin has clear messages for her teachers and peers in her 2018 Korimako/Senior English Ngā Manu Kōrero speech. First time Ngā Manu Kōrero entrant Jordyn Katipa-Martin is of Waikato-Tainui iwi Jordyn is a passionate, driven student that is not reaching her full potential […]

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I feel like I have taught nearly everyone in Christchurch

By   /  April 2, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on I feel like I have taught nearly everyone in Christchurch

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Honorary PPTA member Rachel Kearns shares her experiences after 45 years of technology teaching PPTA has around 750 honorary members. People who are no longer teaching but still support the association. Many have retired after long and distinguished careers and doing great things in their communities. In our new […]

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Finding the fishhooks in the Tomorrow’s Schools report

By   /  April 2, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Finding the fishhooks in the Tomorrow’s Schools report

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) PPTA general secretary Michael Stevenson identifies potential sticking points in the Tomorrow’s Schools taskforce report. Michael Stevenson The Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce report ‘Our Schooling Futures: Stronger Together”- contains some positive recommendations on school resourcing, equity funding and support for new teachers. That said, there are also some concerns, […]

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The lowdown on the Tomorrow’s Schools report

By   /  April 2, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on The lowdown on the Tomorrow’s Schools report

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) The Tomorrow’s Schools taskforce chair Bali Haque answers PPTA News questions about the group’s recommendations for reviewing New Zealand’s schooling system. Bali Haque PPTA News: How can teachers and principals be confident the hubs proposed will be the localised, connected supportive organisations we so desperately need; not just an […]

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A extraordinary job

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on A extraordinary job

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) In the first of our series profiling PPTA member principals Wellington College principal Gregor Fountain talks values, social media and teaching the future prime minister. For Gregor Fountain taking up the role of principal at Wellington College last year was a homecoming of sorts. A student at Wellington College […]

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Engaging with the decision-makers

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Engaging with the decision-makers

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) PPTA’s Waikato regional team make their views known at the Council of Trade Unions/government forum. PPTA’s Waikato regional members talked politics with the decision-makers at the first 2019 Council of Trade Unions (CTU)/government forum in Hamilton last month. A crowd of about 200 union members met with CTU leadership […]

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Unflappable dedication to fairness and equity

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Unflappable dedication to fairness and equity

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Celebrating Sharon King, the 2018 recipient of the Guy Allan award for branch activism. 2018 Guy Allan award recipient Sharon King A member described as “second to none” when it comes to fairness and equity was presented with the Guy Allan award for branch activism early this year. A […]

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PPTA branch wins pay equity for part-time members

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on PPTA branch wins pay equity for part-time members

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Thanks to its branch banding together to support part-time members, Hutt Valley High is one of the few schools in the country to achieve pay equity through paid non-contact time. Former branch Chair Chris Carr shares how this was achieved Chris Carr Workload remains equal whether part-time or not […]

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Bringing out the best in your neighbourhood

By   /  March 29, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Bringing out the best in your neighbourhood

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) PPTA’s Wellington regional team talks bringing out the best with the locals at a series of market stalls Thanks to the efforts of PPTA’s Wellington regional team, visitors to community markets throughout the area learned how to support teachers to bring out the best in their students. Members from […]

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The revolution will not be automated

By   /  March 29, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on The revolution will not be automated

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) PPTA president Jack Boyle channels his inner Gil Scott-Heron for this month’s viewpoint Photo by Alex Knight on Unsplash You will not be able to stay home,You will not be able to log on and cop outYou will not suddenly achieve work/life balance in flipped classrooms orcatch up on your KAMAR entries […]

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How parents and teachers can respond to the shooting

By   /  March 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on How parents and teachers can respond to the shooting

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Kathleen Liberty, Ph.D* has written a short document called “How to Support Child and Adolescent Learning and Coping in the Immediate Aftermath of the Shooting: Suggestions for Parents and Teachers” that we believe will be very helpful for many of you. You can download it here. As Ms. Liberty […]

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Against hatred we send love

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Against hatred we send love

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Messages from PPTA members to their Christchurch colleagues and the Muslim community 15 March 2019 is a day that will be etched onto our psyche forever. We send love, sympathy and condolences to the victims of the terror attack in Christchurch, their families and communities. We want to honour […]

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PPTA News March April 2019

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on PPTA News March April 2019

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Support for Canterbury and the Muslim community, Bringing out the best in your neighbourhood, Tomorrow’s Schools review and more… The March April edition of the PPTA News: The magazine of New Zealand secondary teachers.  Table of contents:  The revolution will not be automated pg. 3;Bringing out the best in […]

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Our deepest sympathy and condolences

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Our deepest sympathy and condolences

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Our deepest sympathy and condolences go to all the victims of the terrible events of March 15, their families and communities. We extend our aroha and support to all our rangatahi, and whanau who will continue to be affected by this tragedy, to those in our Muslim community and […]

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How to support NZ’s Muslim communities

By   /  March 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on How to support NZ’s Muslim communities

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 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All images are all rights reserved, and you must request permission from the copyright […]

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Support for Canterbury

By   /  March 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Post Primary Teachers Association, PPTA, Unions  /  Comments Off on Support for Canterbury

Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) Like you, we are shocked and saddened by the terror attack in Christchurch on Friday. The impact will affect us all forever. We send love, sympathy and condolences to the victims of this hateful crime, their families and communities. Our thoughts are with the teachers of Christchurch who loved […]

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