Publications and advice


STCA2013 coverResearch, guides, information, policies and advice published by the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA).

Includes guidance and advice issued on various aspects of your terms and conditions of employment - as set out in the teacher collective agreements.

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pptaweb icon Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement (ASTCA).


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18 reasons for 18 credits - managing student and teacher assessment workload
90-day trial period applies only to individual agreements
A Civilised Society - the bulk funding battle
A needs-based model of school resourcing — time for a national discussion?
Adjustments to the school day - PPTA advice
Advice to the New Government 2014
Affirming diversity of sexualities and gender identities in the school community
Alternatives to study leave for senior students: PPTA advice
Appointments to teaching positions in secondary schools
Appraisal using the standards and criteria
ASPIRE Pension Scheme Transfer (State Sector Retirement Savings Scheme (SSRSS)) update
Beginning teachers' handbook
Behaviour, Positive Learning and all that Jazz
Bulk funding: a retrospective
Calculating average class size: a guide
Call back days
Campaign against the Employment Relations Act (ERA) changes
CAPNA [Curriculum and Pastoral Needs Analysis]
Consultation: PPTA guidelines for whole staff consultation
Contact with parents and students by phone (landline and cellphone) [ICT advisory committee]
Digital communication [ICT advisory committee]
Dress codes and teachers
Education change management toolkit
Education first - PPTA priorities for Election 2014
Elected officers handbook 2015
Ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status and educational achievement (Brian Easton)
Evaluation of the Senior Subject Adviser (SSA) Pilot Initiative 2007: Final report
Extra-curricular activities: guidelines for PPTA members
Fast track teacher education: A review of the research literature on Teach For All schemes
Fixed term and non-permanent appointments in schools (tenure)
Flexible work entitlements: Guidelines to the Employment Relations Act 2000
Grounds and supervision duties
Guidance for teachers in their relationships with students
Guidance for teachers working with Māori students
Guidance for teachers working with Pasifika students in secondary schools
Guidelines for staff representatives on boards of trustees
Guidelines for teachers considering retirement
Health and safety guidelines for secondary and area schools
Health and Safety resources for PPTA branches
ICT publications and guides
IES (Investing in Educational Success) - Being a part of Community of Schools (COS) consultation
IES (Investing in Educational Success) - other resources
IES (Investing in Educational Success) and PPTA policy
IES (Investing in Educational Success) Frequently Asked Questions
IES (Investing in Educational Success) Information Kit for PPTA Branch Officers
It's about time: Non-contact time, average class size & timetable policies (Make your collective agreement real (MYCAR))
Itinerant Teachers of Music: Guidelines for school leaders, HODs of Music and ITMs
Local proposals for changes to the school day
Make your collective agreement real: Area School Teachers' workload entitlements
Make your collective agreement real: Maximum contact time calculator
Make your collective agreement real: Secondary School Teachers' workload entitlements
Medical certificate required after 5 days not 1
Meeting procedure
Ministerial taskforce on secondary teacher remuneration
National Standards and PPTA members: Report on assessment workload survey
New Zealand schools: the decile system
Novopay errors - advice on how to read and check your payslip
Novopay impacts (pay period 24, 2013): PPTA report
Novopay overpayments
Novopay: Ministry to reimburse lost super payments
Overseas teachers
Parental leave: guidelines to the STCA and ASTCA
Part time teachers: guidelines to the STCA and ASTCA
Payments (fees and donations) by parents of domestic students in state & integrated schools
Personal grievances: guidelines to the STCA and ASTCA
PPTA annual conference papers
PPTA annual reports
PPTA branch chairs' handbook
PPTA is not affiliated to the Labour Party
PPTA service awards
PPTA submissions
PPTA Women's handbook
Professional learning and development (PLD) research report
Professional learning and development (PLD) research report (part 2) 2014
Professional learning and development (PLD) toolkit
Professional Standards for Teachers and Teacher Education: Avoiding the Pitfalls
Quality Teaching for Excellence and Equity: Report from PPTA's Quality Teaching Taskforce
Quarterly Funding
Registered teacher criteria (RTC) and appraisal processes
Regraded positions
Reimbursements for EOTC (Education Outside the Classroom)
Report of the Secondary Schools' Staffing Group (SSSG) 2012
Resource teachers: learning and behaviour (RTLB) transformation process
Resources for LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex) students, teachers, and families/whanau
Rest and meal breaks: Guidelines to the Employment Relations Act 2000
Salary assessment for new and beginning teachers
School anti-violence toolkit (2012)
Schools and email [ICT advisory committee]
Schools outside Christchurch with buildings assessed as an earthquake risk: Guidelines for PPTA members
Seamless transition or jagged edge? Report of the secondary-tertiary interface taskforce 2013
Secondary school teacher salary 1980 - 2009
Secondary teaching into the future - aspirations
Secondary teaching into the future - education system principles
Secondary teaching into the future - learning principles
Secondary teaching into the future - PPTA's preferred future scenario
Service / Qualification Increment
Sick leave: guidelines to the STCA and ASTCA provisions
Snow days and the length of the school year
So there is a falling roll …
Surplus staffing - contact PPTA if you have been disadvantaged
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