Annual Conference

The 2015 PPTA Annual Conference was held at the Brentwood Hotel, Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington from Tuesday 29 September to Thursday 1 October 2015.

Annual conference logo 2015Annual Conference is the decision making authority of PPTA.

PPTA provides live, web-streamed coverage of all the speeches, debates and decisions of our annual conference.

External website Annual Conference 2015 - livestream archive

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Link to PPTA webpage Conference papers




Papers for discussion at the PPTA Annual conference 2015

PPTA’s 2015 Annual conference was held 29 Sept – 1 Oct in Wellington.

These conference papers have been produced by the PPTA Executive to inform debate around a number of secondary education issues. Some of the recommendations in these papers have now changed or been dropped.  Please contact us if you want further information.

icon The NCEA: Can it be saved?

icon Charter schools: an update

icon Initial teacher education in change: But is it for the better?

icon EDUCANZ: the current state of play

icon Middle leadership in crisis

icon Constitutional amendments

Read more about papers here:

PPTA Annual Conference 2015

President's address to the 2014 annual conference - Seaworthy in stormy seas

PPTA President Angela Roberts' address to the Annual Conference of the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA).

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā hau e whā.  Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
Kia Orana, Talofa lava. Taloha Ni, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Ni sa bula vinaka, Malo e lelei.

Greetings to you all on this great Wellington day.

As a teacher of the Arts, it is usual for me to turn to Vincent van Gogh -  he once said:   

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.

And that’s us – we can never forget that the political context in which we work is often stormy and dangerous but we have to venture out anyway.

I am going to talk more about the political water  later, but I want to start by reflecting on the decisions made at last year's conference and how they have charted our activities over the last year.