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.
Trainee teachers are entitled to free membership of the PPTA.
Note: Teacher trainee members do not have voting rights and cannot act as delegates.
Conference for new teachers, 8-10 April 2015
- Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 01:35
Information about the PPTA NETs (Network of Establishing Teachers’) Conference 2015.
PPTA Establishing Teachers' Conference 2015
New and establishing teachers' conference. 8 - 10 April 2015, Vaughan Centre, North Shore, Auckland.
Establishing teachers conference programme (Draft Mar 2015)
Registrations for this conference have now closed.
Establishing Teachers' Need to Know Bulletin - Using PPTA networks and structures to progress issues
- Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 03:17
Bulletin for the Network of Establishing Teachers (NETs) August 2014. This bulletin on workplace bullying is published as an information update for teachers who are members of the the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) and are in their first 10 years of teaching.
PPTA Establishing Teachers' Bulletin number 3 - Using PPTA networks and structures to progress issues
As new and establishing teachers we often have ideas for change, but knowing how to achieve them can be intimidating or frustrating. This article provides some advice on how to progress an issue beyond a simple gripe and to instead use PPTA structures and networks so that your voice is heard and you can make a positive difference.
The first key to dealing with an issue is in considering who is affected by the problem and to what degree. This is known as the deeply-held, widely-felt, winnable test.
PPTA’s structures are designed so that the organisation remains member-led and branch-focussed. Each school is a branch. If an issue is confined to a particular school, it can usually be sorted out internally in the branch. For example, a branch may have questions about the allocation of management units in its school. In this case the branch could meet and form a plan of action.
It is important to note that no branch is ever alone. If things get tricky or feel complex, you can work with your field officer to form a plan of action. Here is a link to the contact details for PPTA’s field offices:
PPTA Field Office
If members feel that an issue may affect teachers beyond their branch or wish to weigh-in on a national issue then the next point of call should be the region. Every region has regular meetings which are open to members from all branches. Branch chairs normally attend regional meetings on a regular basis.
Each region also has an elected member who sits on PPTA’s national executive. The executive member creates the all-important link between branches and regions, and PPTA at a national level.
This link provides an overview of PPTA’s structures and networks, one of which is especially for establishing teachers:
- Establishing Teachers’ Need to Know Bulletin - What’s the role of PPTA?
- Establishing Teachers Need to Know Bulletin - Workplace Bullying
- PPTA Network of Establishing Teachers' Bulletin 3 2013 - Leave
- PPTA Network of Establishing Teachers' Bulletin 2 2013
- National Establishing Teachers' Committee
- PPTA Network of Establishing Teachers' Bulletin 1 2013