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Annual Conference Papers

Annual Conference Papers ( 72 Files )

Papers presented to Annual Conference for debate and policy development. These papers have been developed by PPTA Executive and/or PPTA regions.
Class size

Class size ( 24 Files )

Selected further information and resources on class size.

Annual Reports

Annual Reports ( 12 Files )

Annual Reports of the Post Primary Teachers' Association (PPTA) Te Wehengarua
Members Guide series

Members Guide series ( 9 Files )

This is an older series of pamphlets and includes advice and guidance covering the following topics (current documents are located here
Employment relations problems/Personal grievances;
Guidance for teachers working with Maori students;
Introducing Te Huarahi Maori Motuhake;
Meeting procedure;
Overseas teachers;
Sick leave;
Teacher competence;
Teacher conduct and discipline;
The staff representative on the board of trustees.

Newsletters / Communities

Newsletters / Communities ( 11 Files )

PPTA publishes a number of newsletters to groups of members. PPTA advisory group correspondence and information.

Media releases / posters

Media releases / posters ( 32 Files )

Press releases, advertising, posters

The PPTA News

The PPTA News ( 93 Files )

PPTA News is the journal of the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association. There are 11 issues published each year.  It contains articles of professional and industrial interest.


Enquiries: The Editor, PPTA News, PO Box 2119, Wellington, New Zealand. Ph: 04 3849964; Email


Approximately 18,000 copies of PPTA News are distributed free to secondary and area schools and other institutions.

Not all the opinions expressed within PPTA News reflect those of the PPTA.


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Research ( 21 Files )

Published research commissioned by PPTA or undertaken by PPTA staff.     Includes Teachers talk about NCEA, Te Kotahitanga, Professional standards, What parents want..., Technology

Submissions ( 64 Files )

Submissions made by the PPTA in response to discussion and consultation documents.
Web resources

Web resources ( 38 Files )

Documents that are not PPTA documents.  Includes Official Information Act requests, documents supplied by other organisations and WWW resources for teachers.    Please contact us if any of these links are broken


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Questions about  the Ministry of Education funding models Questions about the Ministry of Education funding models

Date added: 07/26/2016
Date modified: 07/26/2016
Filesize: 13.37 kB
Downloads: 93

(July 2016) Questions that members attending the Ministry of Education funding consultation meetings can ask. 


Global budget, Bulk funding, education resourcing 

Government funding model - global budget (PowerPoint show) Government funding model - global budget (PowerPoint show)

Date added: 07/08/2016
Date modified: 07/08/2016
Filesize: 157.6 kB
Downloads: 63

(July 2016) PPTA explanation of the government funding model 

Secondary staffing report 2016 Secondary staffing report 2016

Date added: 06/19/2016
Date modified: 06/19/2016
Filesize: 982.25 kB
Downloads: 211

(May 2016)   In term one 2016 the principals of secondary and composite schools with senior rolls were surveyed about their staffing situation. The questions focused on the broader aspects of the teacher supply equation, raising issues of both quantity and quality of supply. There have been similar surveys since 1996.

This report is based upon replies received from 206 secondary and composite schools. This represents 39.8% of schools that received the survey. The response rate for secondary schools was 51.9%, and 23.7% for composite (area) schools. The responses relate to the staffing situation as at 15th March 2016 unless otherwise indicated.  


PPTA Workload Taskforce report summary sheets PPTA Workload Taskforce report summary sheets

Date added: 06/15/2016
Date modified: 06/15/2016
Filesize: 273.15 kB
Downloads: 357

(June 2016) 

These eight summary pamphlets cover the most frequently referenced issues and suggestions from members. Many other important areas of pressure and issues for specific groups of teachers are addressed in the full report.    
Branches are encouraged to consider and discuss the findings of the report.     
Summary sheets include:  
1: General findings   2: Use of time   3: NCEA   4: Change management   5: Resourcing   6: School management   7: Compliance and PLD   8: ICT


Letter to Kamo High School principal Jo Hutt regarding charter school, Te Kura Hourua o Whangarei Terenga Paraoa Letter to Kamo High School principal Jo Hutt regarding charter school, Te Kura Hourua o Whangarei Terenga Paraoa

Date added: 06/13/2016
Date modified: 06/14/2016
Filesize: 306.17 kB
Downloads: 429

(10 May 2016) 

Tena koe Ms Hutt
Thank you for taking the time to talk to me on Friday. As discussed, I am writing to share the concerns of the PPTA about your intention to offer the support of Kamo High School to the charter school, Te Kura Hourua o Whangarei Terenga Paraoa.
As you will no doubt be aware, PPTA members (which include principals), who are the vast majority of secondary teachers, have voted not to support charter schools. The reasons for this are principled and clear, and are set out in more detail below.
Furthermore, there are serious issues in regards to your responsibility and liability under legislation that would be raised by your support, which I urge you and your Board of
Trustees to consider carefully. ...