Welcome to PPTA
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 20:06
Welcome to the website of the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA), the professional association representing teachers and principals in secondary and area schools, and teachers in intermediates, technicraft centres, and community education.
New charter schools irresponsible
- Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 04:08
11 September 2014
By approving four new charter schools the government is being reckless with public money and careless with our kids.
PPTA president Angela Roberts said the announcement of the new schools was “totally irresponsible” and would come at a huge cost to the existing school network.
Don’t let ACT wreck our education system
- Last Updated on Sunday, 14 September 2014 23:07
7 September 2014
Epsom voters have an opportunity to protect the New Zealand education system this election.
PPTA is launching a campaign today to inform voters in the electorate about ACT’s disastrous charter school policy – with posters and leaflets being distributed.
“ACT’s education policies are based on an extremist ideology which has no basis in evidence,” PPTA President Angela Roberts says.
A single ACT MP brought in charter schools in 2011 and 2014 ACT Epsom electorate candidate David Seymour has boasted about his involvement in the policy and has committed to expanding it, she said.
“PPTA welcomes good education policy from whichever party advances it, but ACT’s policy is fundamentally broken.
10 parties, 10 questions
- Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 21:18
PPTA News asked 10 political parties how they would respond to various education issues as part of a government.