Welcome to PPTA
- Last Updated on Friday, 19 December 2014 01:07
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.
PPTA National Office will be closing on 19 December 2014 and reopening on 12 January 2015.
A duty PPTA field officer will be available from Monday 12 January 2015 until the start of Term 1 on:
0800 630 400
Season’s Greetings & Best Wishes
- Last Updated on Sunday, 07 December 2014 20:04
Season's greetings from PPTA President Angela Roberts.
Kia ora koutou
Thank you for all that you have done as individual members, branches, networks and regions to support your colleagues, the profession, and public education.
Despite massive workload intensification members have somehow still found the time and energy to engage in union work this year. We have fought battles on many fronts. From advocating for fair conditions for our colleagues within our schools to engaging in debates on national issues, including Charter Schools and EDUCANZ. We end the year knowing that we are a strong, professional collective and we are in good health as a union. This is heartening as we prepare for 2015 and our bargaining round.
I hope that you all get to enjoy a break and time with your loved ones over the summer holidays. It is time to shift your focus from the relentless work that you do for your students to recharging your batteries.
You have more than earned it.
Nō reira, Tēnā koutou katoa. Ka rawe ou koutou mahi.
Nāku i roto i ngā mihi o te Kirihimete, nā.
Start of the school year, call back days, letters of appointment
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 23:02
Advice for secondary teachers regarding start of the school year.
All teachers starting new positions in 2015 should have a letter of appointment.
Members can't be required back at school until the official start of the new school year on 28 January, (except under STCA clause 5.4). You may be invited back or attend at your own discretion to prepare for the coming term at any time before then.
NB. If new employees are required back before 28 January the school should notify the pay centre that they are to be paid from the date they are required to attend.