Annual Conference

The 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.


External website Annual Conference 2015 - livestream archive

Twitter hashtag - #pptaconf


Link to PPTA webpage Conference papers




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:

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.