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    • Who We Are

       PPTA networks and structures

      PPTA structure spiral

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    • Collective Agreements
      Collective agreements provide the terms and conditions of employment for secondary teachers in state and integrated schools.  In the past these agreements have been called employment contracts and even further in the past were the secondary teachers award.
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    • STCA

      STCA coverSecondary Teachers' Collective Agreement (STCA)

      This is your employment agreement. It sets out the conditions of employment, salary rates and rights and entitlements for PPTA members in secondary schools, intermediates and technology centres.

      pdf iconDownload STCA 2013-2015

      Link to PPTA webpage Publications - guides and advice

      To access and download forms related to your salary see the school payroll website 

      Link to external website Novopay Payroll - payroll forms

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    • ACE

      Adult and Community Education (ACE) Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement 2013-2016

      Download pdf Download Adult and Community Education (ACE) agreement 2013-2016

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    • ASTCA

      ASTCA 2013-2015 coverArea School Teachers' Collective Agreement (ASTCA)

      The Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement (ASTCA) sets out the terms and conditions of employment for New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) members in area schools and most Kura Kaupapa.

      Download pdf ASTCA Terms of Settlement (2013)

      Download pdf ASTCA 2013 - 2015 (905KB, 89 pages)

       

       

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    • Guidance counsellors

       

      Guidance counsellors have been a part of secondary education in New Zealand since the late 1960s.   Their clients are students, staff and families/whanau in the school community.   Their role includes:

      • Helping clients to explore their difficulties and concerns, and to develop their capabilities and resilience
      • Fostering conditions in which a client can grow and develop as a person
      • Offering leadership and sharing expertise in promoting positive relationships
      • Promoting awareness of and respect for difference
      • Advocating for those who are disempowered.

      All schools/kura need the skills of professionally trained guidance counsellors to fulfill their obligations to their students.   Guidance counsellors assist schools/kura to meet Section 77 of the Education Act, which requires that "the principal of a State school shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that … students get good guidance and counselling"; Read more

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    • ICT Advisory Committee

       

      The New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association (PPTA) ICT Advisory Committee meets up to four times a year.

      The Committee considers ICT issues that members and schools have brought to its attention, prepares advice for teachers on issues around ICT in schools and meets regularly with the ICT section of the Ministry of Education.

      Link to PPTA webpage ICT Advisory Committee

      Link to PPTA webpage  Digital Communication (2014)

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    • Pasifika Teachers

       

      The New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) recognises the particular needs of Pacific Island teachers and students, and is committed to the promotion of policies and programmes to address their professional, industrial and cultural issues. This work is co-ordinated regionally through local Pasifika networks and Regional Pasifika coordinators and nationally through PPTA's Komiti Pasifika.

      pdf imageDownload Komiti Pasifika handbook (2012)

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    • PPTA President

      Image Angela Roberts PPTA president 2013-2014

      News and views from PPTA president Angela Roberts.

      Includes the PPTA News viewpoint and his responses to various education issues raised in the media.

      (Angela began her presidency mid January 2013)

       

       

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    • Rainbow Teachers

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      PPTA's Rainbow Taskforce for Safe Schools has been operating for about 14 years. Its job is to help make secondary schools safe and welcoming places for  lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex students, family/whanau members and teachers.

      Link to PPTA webpage Contact Rainbow taskforce members

      pdf icon Affirming diversity of sexualities and gender identities in the school community: guidelines (2012)

      Link to PPTA webpage Resources for LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex) students, teachers, and families/whanau

      PPTA maintains an email network for members interested in being kept informed about issues for LGBTI teachers and students and about the work of the Rainbow Taskforce.  You don't have to be LGBTI yourself, just interested in the issues and keen to support PPTA's work in this area.  The network receives an average of one email per term with news, links to interesting articles, and so on.  If you would like to join this network, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to be added to the list.

      2015 Pink Shirt Day date, Friday 22 May

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    • Subject Associations

       

      Subject associations are an important source of professional learning for secondary teachers.   Run largely by teachers for teachers, subject associations maintain websites with useful resources and links, run annual or bi-annual conferences, produce newsletters and journals, operate list serves and discussion forums, and much much more.

      New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) supports subject associations by organising an annual forum for representatives of subject associations, to enable them to share skills and knowledge, discuss matters of common interest, and to engage with government officials about current projects.

      Link to webpage Curriculum support resources (developed with Subject Association expertise)

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    • Specialist Classroom Teachers

      The Specialist Classroom Teacher (SCT) role was implemented in secondary schools across New Zealand in 2006. The role was implemented as a result of the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) collective agreement claim in 2004, and was seen as providing for professional support and learning in schools, as well as providing classroom teachers with an alternative career path.

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    • Tāngata Whenua

       

      Te Huarahi is PPTA's national Māori body. Te Huarahi has responsibility for making decisions which impact on Māori members.  Te Huarahi Maori Motuhake logo

       

      The Ngā Manu Kōrero National Secondary School Speech Contests are sponsored by PPTA.

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    • Women's Network

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      The PPTA Women's Network provides a structure and forum for women members to raise, discuss and promote their issues and aims at branch, regional and national levels.

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       PPTA Women's handbook (July 2014)

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       About PPTA/Who we are/PPTA Women for more information about the network structure

       

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    • Network of Establishing Teachers


      PPTA's Network of Establishing Teachers (previously known as the YANT Network) is for teachers in their first ten years who are establishing themselves in the profession.  The network operates mainly by email and has the following goals:

      -    To provide a support network for teachers in their first ten years at both a national and a regional level
      -    To nurture activism among PPTA members
      -    To support recruitment and retention initiatives

      The national Establishing Teachers' Committee is elected at the Issues and Organising Seminar held at the beginning of each year from the regional representatives of the network who attend.


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      Download pdf Download the Beginning teachers' handbook

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    • Resources

      Through its internal and external publications PPTA advocates for the importance of a high quality state-funded public education system that supports New Zealand's ethnically and culturally diverse schools and the teachers in them to maximise the learning of all young New Zealanders.

      Link to PPTA webpage Annual conference

      Link to PPTA webpage Collective agreements

      Link to PPTA webpage Curriculum support (CSD days)

      Link to PPTA webpage Education News (from a media scan)

      Link to PPTA webpage Media

      Link to PPTA webpage Newsletters

      Link to PPTA webpage PPTA Constitution

      Link to PPTA webpage PPTA Members (requires login)

      Link to PPTA webpage PPTA News

      Link to PPTA webpage Publications - research, guides and advice

       

      Link to PPTA webpage Search documents form to search documents that are available to download.

      To narrow your search try the search by "Exact phrase" or "All words" drop down options. By logging in to the site you will also be able to search all the "members only" documents. If you want to see all the documents in a particular category enter a $ sign in the keyword field and have the search by facility set to "Any words".

      Link to PPTA webpage Site search to search the general web pages on the site

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    • PPTA News

      PPTA News PPTA News is the newsletter of the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association.

      Link to PPTA webpage PPTA News archive

      Approximately 18,000 copies of PPTA News are distributed free to secondary and area schools and other institutions.

      Not all the opinions expressed within PPTA News reflect those of the PPTA.

      Enquiries should be addressed to: The Editor, PPTA News, PO Box 2119, Wellington, New Zealand. Phone: 04 3849964; Fax: 04 3828763; Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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    • Publications and advice

       

      STCA2013 coverResearch, guides, information, policies and advice published by the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA).

      Includes guidance and advice issued on various aspects of your terms and conditions of employment - as set out in the teacher collective agreements.

       pptaweb icon Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement (STCA)

      pptaweb icon Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement (ASTCA).

       

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    • Media

      Recent PPTA press/media releases.

      Link to PPTA webpage Posters and archived releases

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    • Education News

       

      New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) update on secondary education and union issues in the news, with the main focus on New Zealand.

      PPTA members can subscribe to this service via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

      In school term break this service also takes a break. We'll be back online 13 October.

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    • Curriculum support

       

      The  intent of the Curriculum Support Days and the resources developed from these days,  is to assist principals and teachers in bringing together the different parts of the New Zealand curriculum within each specialist subject area.

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    • PPTA Annual Report June 2012 to June 2013

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      All PPTA activity is guided by a constitution with the following objectives:

      1. To advance the cause of education generally and of all phases of secondary and technical education in particular.
      2. To uphold and maintain the just claims of its members individually and collectively.
      3. To affirm and advance Te Tiriti O Waitangi.

      Link to PPTA webpage PPTA constitution

      PPTA's activities include:

      • Negotiating collective employment agreements.
      • Advising members about conditions of employment.
      • Advocating on professional and educational issues.

      Download pdf PPTA annual report 2012-2013

      Download pdf PPTA consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2013

      Link to PPTA webpage PPTA annual reports for previous years


       

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