The 2015 PPTA Annual Conference will be held at the Brentwood Hotel, Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington from Tuesday 29 September to Thursday 1 October 2015.
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.
Twitter hashtag - #pptaconf2015
If you were unable to catch the coverage live, clips of key speeches will be available on the website for the remainder of the year.
PPTA Annual Conference 2015
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 03:03
The New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) Annual Conference will be held at the Brentwood Hotel, Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington.
Tuesday 29 September 2015 - Thursday 1 October 2015.
Regional Secretaries must notify national office of the names of all delegates and observers as soon as they are known. Everyone planning to attend Annual Conference must complete a registration form.
Once registration forms are received, travel and accommodation bookings will be made.
President's address to the 2014 annual conference - Seaworthy in stormy seas
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 02:15
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.
PPTA annual conference 2014
- Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014 02:16
The New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) Annual Conference was held at the Brentwood Hotel, Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington.
Tuesday 30 September 2014 - Thursday 2 October 2014
Annual Conference Papers included:
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.
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.
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.