Annual Conference

Annual-Conference-logo-2016-200The 2016 PPTA Annual Conference will be held at the Brentwood Hotel, Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington from Tuesday 27 September to Thursday 29 September 2016.

Annual 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.


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Annual conference 2016

Annual Conference is being held at the Brentwood Hotel, Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington. The start and finish times for conference are:

Assemble for Powhiri: 9.45am, Tuesday 27 September 2016

Conference finishes: 4.00pm, Thursday 29 September 2016


Annual Conference Papers

icon Draft Principles for Partnerships between secondary schools and initial teacher education (246.34 kB)

icon The middle leadership problem (194.2 kB)

icon Teachers in the precariat: fixed-term contracts and the effect on establishing teachers

icon  From the top corridor to the back field: supporting senior leaders to lead effective change (222.2 kB)

icon Real equity funding: resourcing schools to support at risk learners (417.19 kB)


Contact your region if you are interested in attending


Regional Secretaries must notify national office of the names of all delegates and observers as soon as they are known.


Registration forms are available from your regional secretary and can also be downloaded:

icon Registration form annual conference 2016 (54.94 kB)

icon Information for delegates and observers - annual conference 2016 (103 kB)

Once registration forms are received, travel and accommodation bookings will be made.



Confirmation of registration will be emailed to participants, once the registration form is received and processed. This will also include any travel and accommodation arranged.

Participants are asked to contact national office if they do not receive confirmation of their registration within one week of sending in the registration form.

Further Info:

A pre-conference pack will be emailed to all participants, the week prior to conference.

Papers discussed 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:

Pasi Sahlberg - A Finnish lesson on education for all

Pasi Sahlbergl's presentation to the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) annual conference on building an education system based on equity, 'less-is-more' and professionalism.