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.
NET bulletin July 2016 - Health and safety
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 23:04
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.
Welcome back - PPTA here to help, or can you help us?
- Last Updated on Sunday, 21 February 2016 19:41
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).
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.
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.
- NET bulletin November 2015: Call-back days at the start of 2016
- Empowering young workers
- NET bulletin September 2015 - PLD that suits you
- National Establishing Teachers' Committee 2016
- Establishing Teachers' Need to Know Bulletin - Using PPTA networks and structures to progress issues
- Establishing Teachers’ Need to Know Bulletin - What’s the role of PPTA?