New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) advice to secondary teachers regarding the end-of-year and start-of-year dates for pay purposes.
27 January 2013 is the end-of-year date
For most pay purposes 27 January 2013 is the end-of-year date for the 2012 school year and 28 January 2013 the beginning of the next.
If you’re resigning, going on leave without pay (LWOP under Part 6 of your collective agreement) in 2013, or completing a full year’s fixed-term teaching, then holiday pay is paid up to and including 27 January 2013.
(Note 1: Being paid until 27 Jan is dependent on having worked the full school year. Some fixed-term appointees get all holiday pay cashed up in one pay period in December.)
Changes to payments for units and allowances, starting (fixed-term or permanent) teaching or resuming teaching, LWOP for 2012, all kick in from 28 January 2013.
If a beginning NZ or new overseas teacher is required at school prior to 28 January then that teacher must be paid from that earlier date and the school must notify payroll.
Novopay - if any employee is underpaid or not paid, the school can make an advance and the Ministry will reimburse it, or the Ministry can make the advance directly to the staff member.