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.
Note 1: The leave provisions set out in this Part of the agreement shall be applied in accordance with any administrative conditions that were in effect at the commencement of this agreement. Nothing in these provisions shall be read as extending any entitlement beyond that which existed at the commencement of this agreement except as may be expressly agreed to by the Secretary for Education after consultation with the unions.
Note 2: The parties acknowledge that the leave provisions of this Agreement (and their administration) operate to provide entitlements equal to, or in excess of, those provided under the Holidays Act 2003. To this extent the parties agree that current administrative practices will continue to operate and, for clarity, teachers will take their annual leave outside the gazetted term dates.