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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NET bulletin July 2016 - Health and safety

Bulletin for the PPTA Network of Establishing Teachers (NETs) July 2016.

 

He oranga ngākau, he pikinga waiora

Health & safety will enhance your sense of self-worth

 

The new Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 2015 - what does it all mean for new and establishing teachers?

Don’t be alarmed.

Much has been written and said about the implications of the HSWA that is, to put it bluntly, nonsense, mostly promulgated by scaremongering ‘consultants’ who want to charge up to $20,000 to audit your school (there are self-audit tools provided in the MoE guidelines, link at bottom of page).

The Act has come about partly due to the investigation into the Pike River tragedy and partly due to our horrendous rate of worker deaths here in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

The problem for us in the education sector is that it is a broad brush, whole of industry approach with our sector only getting one mention in 188 pages of legalese, and that is just to absolve elected Board of Trustees of any personal liability.

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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.

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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.

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