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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NET bulletin week 5 term 2 - Timetabling and PRTs

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.

Link to PPTA webpage STCA section 5.2

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.

NET bulletin week 2 term 2 2012 - Overseas trained teachers

Bulletin for the Network of Establishing Teachers week two, 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.

Overseas Trained Teachers - What you need to know!

Check your teacher registration card - if you are provisionally registered or subject to confirmation, you will need to provide a folder of evidence of the Registered Teaching Criteria (RTC) before you can become a fully registered teacher in New Zealand. The Teachers Council has developed a kit titled Towards Full Registration that you may find useful:

Link to external website Towards Full Registration Resource Kit

As an overseas trained teacher you are entitled to apply for a relocation grant of up to $4000. You'll need to apply within eight weeks of starting your job in New Zealand.

The information on the relocation grant can be found here:

Link to external website International Relocation Grant - overseas trained teachers

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