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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Teacher trainees

Trainee teachers are entitled to free membership of the PPTA.

Link to PPTA webpage Teacher trainees - join PPTA online

Note: Teacher trainee members do not have voting rights and cannot act as delegates.

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Welcome back - PPTA here to help, or can you help us?

Bulletin for new teachers in New Zealand secondary schools - published by the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) Network of Establishing Teachers (NETs). 

 

February 2016  

Ahakoa he iti he pounamu
Although it is small and given from the heart, it is a precious pounamu.

 

PPTA - here to help - or you can help us?

Welcome (back), we hope you had a great summer break. This newsletter has some information about your employment rights and how to get help from PPTA or get involved in our activities.

 

Employment issues? Contact your field officer

PPTA’s field service provides advice and support for individual members and branches.

pptaweb icon Find your local PPTA field officer and their contact details

 

Do you have a fixed term employment agreement?

If so, do you know why? Your employer needs to have a genuine reason for why you are on a fixed term agreement.

pptaweb icon Fixed term and non-permanent appointments in schools (tenure)

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NET bulletin November 2015: Call-back days at the start of 2016

Bulletin for the PPTA Network of Establishing Teachers (NETs) November 2015.  

 

He Kōtuku Rerenga Tahi
A white heron’s flight is seen but once.

A whakatauki used to indicate a rare or special event.


With the end of the year fast approaching, it’s a good time to explain some details about the ‘call-back days’ that you may be asked to attend at school next year before the school is officially open.

Some schools require teachers to be in school during the last week of the summer holidays (Week Zero), before the kids come back.

In 2016 the first day of term has to be between the 1st and the 5th of February, so any days before then fall into this category.

These are known as ‘call-back days’, and they’re covered by s 5.4 of our collective agreement (which relates to “Duties when schools are not open for instruction”).

What you need to know about call back days:

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