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.
John Morris should not be chairing EDUCANZ Transition Board
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 20:18
The New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) has grave concerns about the appropriateness of John Morris continuing in his role as chair of the Transition Board for the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand ("the Transition Board") in the light of the agenda he has prescribed for it in his publication Teaching Stars - Transforming the Education Profession.
PPTA president Angela Roberts has written to the Minister of Education Hekia Parata asking her to remove him from the position if he does not resign.
Collaborative strategy good news for schools
- Last Updated on Sunday, 26 January 2014 21:30
23 January 2014
Government plans to put resources into teaching and learning rather than finance and administration are being greeted with optimism by PPTA.
President Angela Roberts said Prime Minister John Key’s announcement that $359 million would be invested in teaching and school leadership over the next four years was a positive one.
She praised his commitment to ““support a culture of collaboration within and across schools” and said the creation of principal and teacher positions to provide leadership and support across communities of schools marked the beginning of a collaborative approach long sought by PPTA.
“Enabling schools to support each-other rather than compete against each-other is a good response to a problem that has bedeviled our education system since the introduction of Tomorrow’s Schools,” Roberts said.
Acknowledging that this required resources to sustain was also a positive step, she said.
Roberts praised the strategy’s focus on providing time for principals and teachers to share their resources instead of dangling a financial carrot.
“It’s not just about rewarding individuals it is about providing them with time and enabling them to share what they know to support their colleagues across schools – and that rewards everyone.”