Annual Conference

Annual conference logo 2014The 2014 PPTA Annual Conference will be held at the Brentwood Hotel, Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington from Tuesday 30 September to Thursday 2 October 2014.

Annual Conference is the decision making authority of PPTA.

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

Twitter hashtag - #pptaconf

If you're unable to catch the coverage live, clips of key speeches will be available on the website for the remainder of the year.

 

Link to PPTA webpage Conference papers

 

 

Annual Conference programme 2014

Annual conference logo 2014The New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) Annual Conference is being held at the Brentwood Hotel, Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington. 

Tuesday 30 September 2014 - Thursday 2 October 2014

Tuesday 30 September

 

9:45am Assemble for powhiri
10:00am   Powhiri
10:30am Morning tea
11:00am Opening address: Angela Roberts, PPTA President
11:40am Roll call, PPTA Awards, Confirmation of 2013 minutes
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Pre-paper workshops
  icon PPTA industrial strategy 2015
  icon A needs-based model of resourcing for schools - time for a national discussion?
  icon Demolition or restoration: The election and our fight for the Teachers Council
  icon Behaviour, behaviour, behaviour – Its a class act!
  icon Zoning, enrolment schemes and school choice - Educational apartheid?
2.00pm Paper:  Behaviour, Behaviour, Behaviour: It’s a class act!
3.00pm Afternoon tea
3:30pm Paper: Zoning, Enrolment Schemes and Choice - Educational apartheid?
4.30pm Conference adjournment
5:00pm Men’s meeting    Totara
  Women’s meeting    Kauri
6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm   Free time

 

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PPTA annual conference 2014

The New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) Annual Conference is being held at the Brentwood Hotel, Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington. 

Annual conference logo 2014Tuesday 30 September 2014 - Thursday 2 October 2014

Annual Conference Papers include:

Zoning, enrolment schemes and choice ― educational apartheid?
Initiated by the Waikato Region, this paper explores the issue of zoning and its influence on house prices, the movement of students to schools and theperceptions of parents who make choices about which schools to send their children. It identifies unfairness and waste in the current zoning policies and calls for a review.

icon Zoning, enrolment schemes and school choice - Educational apartheid?

Behaviour, behaviour, behaviour ― it’s a class act!
After the 2013 Annual Conference expressed concern about the way PB4L and related initiatives were operating in schools, this paper explains how these behavioural initiatives are being implemented, describes some of the challenges in turning theory into effective practice and recommends PPTA adopt a set of behavioural guidelines to empower branches to have more say about how behavior management frameworks operate in their schools.

icon Behaviour, behaviour, behaviour – Its a class act!

A needs-based model of resourcing for schools ― time for a national discussion?
This paper explores what “needs-based” could mean in terms of the totality of school resourcing and recommends PPTA seek to work with other organisations to initiate discussions on how the state and integrated schools system could be resourced within a needs-based framework.

icon A needs-based model of resourcing for schools - time for a national discussion?

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Joining the dots: President's address to the 2013 PPTA annual conference

Image Angela Roberts PPTA president 2013-2014

New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) President Angela Roberts address to the 2013  Annual Conference.

Joining the dots - Repelling threats to public education and attacks on workers' rights

President's Speech to PPTA Annual Conference 2013 - Repelling threats to public education and attacks on workers' rights - 'Joining the dots'

Greetings

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā hau e whā.  Tā“nā koutou, tā“nā koutou, tā“nā 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.

Wow - what a year!

When we met 12 months ago the first Novopay payslips were starting to trickle through, or not trickle through as the case was for more than 20% of members. Lesley Longstone was still Secretary for Education despite feeling immense pressure from an increasingly toxic relationship with the Minister. Schools were still hung-over from the class size debacle. The Association was exposing the charter schools book of lies. We only suspected the Government had plans to dismantle the Teachers Council and re-build it with a shonky outlet with stronger alignment to the Government.  And bargaining for our major Collective Agreements were still weeks from starting.  

I often wonder what would happen to public education in New Zealand without the PPTA whanau keeping a close watch on the myriad of sharks that roam the sector in search of that next morsel. Each slash of their teeth comes at the expense of our students, who deserve much more than to have their futures gouged by these profit-taking neoliberal edupreneurs.  

But this year the attacks we face are not just targeted at public education. Workers face a hostile assault on their workplace rights.  And by workers I don't just mean those, like our students, who have jobs close to the minimum wage - the proposed amendments to the Employment Relations Act strike at that the heart of a union's core business of collective bargaining. They will ripple through to our members in their own employment relations and into their classrooms through the impacts they will have on our local communities.

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