6 September 2010
Public, private partnerships, disruptive behaviour and the role of the New Zealand Teachers Council, are just some of the issues teachers will be tackling at PPTA’s 2010 annual conference.
From September 28 to 30 secondary teachers will be discussing and voting on conference papers that will shape PPTA policy for the coming year.
PPTA president Kate Gainsford invites media representatives to examine the papers and attend the conference, which will be held at the Brentwood Hotel in Kilbirnie Wellington.
Gainsford said the conference would be a good chance for the media to gain insight into critical issues that affect teachers in the workplace, and therefore students in schools.
“Decisions at conference are made by secondary teachers, for secondary teachers – it’s a way to learn what is happening out there in schools and what our members are thinking,” she said.
Over the next few weeks we will be profiling the papers to be presented at conference – to help inform people of major issues impacting on education.
“The debate that ensues will help to inform public debate and that is important,” Gainsford said.
For those unable to attend, the conference will be web-streamed live from the PPTA website. Clips of key speeches, debates and decisions will also be available to be replayed.