Conference papers

Papers presented to Annual Conference for debate and policy development. These papers have been developed by PPTA Executive and/or PPTA regions.


2014 conference

2014 conference ( 5 Files )

Papers for the 2014 PPTA Annual Conference:

Behaviour, behaviour, behaviour – It's a class act!

A needs-based model of resourcing for schools - time for a national discussion?

Zoning, enrolment schemes and school choice - Educational apartheid?

Demolition or restoration — The election and our fight for the Teachers Council 

PPTA industrial strategy 2015

2013 conference

2013 conference ( 9 Files )

Conference papers for the 2013 PPTA Annual Conference.  They are:
Teachers council: Teacher ownership or government takeover?
Professional learning and development (PLD).
Charter schools.
Equipping schools to fight poverty: a community hub approach.
Student misbehaviour - of no meaningful consequence.
A hierarchy of inequality - the decile divide.
Constitutional changes - presidential term.

Seamless transition or jagged edge? Report of the secondary-tertiary interface taskforce 2013.

2012 conference

2012 conference ( 6 Files )

PPTA Annual Conference papers for 2012. Includes: School charges - Rights, obligations, limits;
Managing the paradigm shift: Secondary schooling and change;
Secondary Teacher Staffing - Another casualty of a lack of coherent long term planning;  
There is always a reasonable alternative - The Post Primary Teachers' Association's economic model;
A level playing field? The importance of local funding in financing secondary schools to meet ...;
Constitutional amendments - Annual conference 2012.

2011 conference

2011 conference ( 12 Files )

PPTA Annual Conference papers for 2011. Includes: There Is Always A Reasonable Alternative (TIAARA); not TINA (There Is No Alternative);  
Supporting teachers to do their jobs: There's got to be a better way;  
Nau te rourou, Naku te rourou . . . Educative mentoring;  
Constitutional Amendment: Branches where a school operates on separate sites in two or more regions; 
Class Size - The Struggle Continues; 
Accelerated Change in the Senior Secondary School.

2010 conference

2010 conference ( 8 Files )

PPTA Annual Conference papers for 2010.  Includes: NCEA Internal Assessment: A harder job than professional marking!; 
Constitutional amendments; 
The Teachers Council: Government patsy or voice of the profession?;
Building on excellence: How to make a great schooling system even better; 
Private profiteering or Public Private Partnership; 
No silver bullet: An update on issues relating to behaviour and engagement in secondary schools; 
'Mind your language' Our responsibility to protect and promote Pacific Islands languages in NZ; 
From islands to archipelagos: developing secondary school leadership.

2009 conference

2009 conference ( 6 Files )

Papers to be presented to the 2009 Annual Conference for discussion, debate and decision-making. Include: 80-15-5-percent What we know; what they need… ; Connected secondary schools; Duty outside timetabled hours; Housing affordability; Integration or disintegration?; Mentoring for secondary teachers.

2008 conference

2008 conference ( 9 Files )

Papers presented to the 2008 Annual Conference for discussion, debate and decision-making.   

Includes NCEA; Tomorrow's schools; Needs based staffing; Valuing beginning teachers; Housing affordability; Duty; Disruptive and anti-social behaviour in secondary schools; Constitutional amendments; PPTA annual report 2007-2008.

2007 conference

2007 conference ( 7 Files )

Papers presented to the 2007 Annual Conference for discussion, debate and decision-making.    Includes Class size report; NCEA; PPTA annual report 2006-2007.
2006 Conference

2006 Conference ( 2 Files )

Papers presented to the 2006 Annual Conference for discussion, debate and decision-making.  Addition of conference papers still to be completed.


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Threats to New Zealand's Public Education System Threats to New Zealand's Public Education System

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(2005) PPTA reaffirms the Association's commitment to a high quality fully funded public education system.

PPTA reaffirms the Association's commitment to the following essential components of a high quality public education system:  A national network of state schools; The right of access to the local school for every child; Centrally resourced staffing; Common terms and conditions for all secondary teachers employed within the state and integrated secondary and area school system; Operations Grant Funding on the basis of need.    PPTA reaffirms the Association's opposition to the following threats to the public education system:  Salaries bulk funding; Privatisation of state schools; Competitive schools models; Site and individual contracts.