PPTA President

Image Angela Roberts PPTA president 2013-2014

News and views from PPTA president Angela Roberts.

Includes the PPTA News viewpoint and his responses to various education issues raised in the media.

(Angela began her presidency mid January 2013)



Season’s Greetings & Best Wishes

Season's greetings from PPTA President Angela Roberts.

Angela RobertsKia ora koutou

Thank you for all that you have done as individual members, branches, networks and regions to support your colleagues, the profession, and public education.

Despite massive workload intensification members have somehow still found the time and energy to engage in union work this year. We have fought battles on many fronts. From advocating for fair conditions for our colleagues within our schools to engaging in debates on national issues, including Charter Schools and EDUCANZ. We end the year knowing that we are a strong, professional collective and we are in good health as a union. This is heartening as we prepare for 2015 and our bargaining round.

I hope that you all get to enjoy a break and time with your loved ones over the summer holidays. It is time to shift your focus from the Pohutukawa flowersrelentless work that you do for your students to recharging your batteries.

You have more than earned it.

Nō reira, Tēnā koutou katoa. Ka rawe ou koutou mahi.

Nāku i roto i ngā mihi o te Kirihimete, nā.