Bulletin for the Network of Establishing Teachers week five, term two 2012. The bulletin 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.
Timetabling and PRTs- What you need to know!
Maximum teaching hours
Non-contact time for all teachers has been improved significantly since 2002. This is especially the case for new teachers in their first two years’ work as a secondary teacher (PRT1s and PRT2s).
Sections 5.2.2 and 5.2.3(a) of the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement (STCA) state that no teacher shall be timetabled to teach more than 20 hours per week.
Clause 3.8 of the STCA gives a further five hours non-contact time for first year teachers (0.2 FTTE) and 2.5 hours (0.1 FTTE) for second year teachers in full-time positions.