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?
Conference papers for the 2013 PPTA Annual Conference. They are:
Teachers council: Teacher ownership or government takeover?
Professional learning and development (PLD).
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.
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.
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.
PPTA Annual Conference papers for 2010. Includes: NCEA Internal Assessment: A harder job than professional marking!;
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.
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.
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.
Papers presented to the 2006 Annual Conference for discussion, debate and decision-making. Addition of conference papers still to be completed.
(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.