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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 ( 87 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 ( 63 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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PPTA Auckland ward boundaries (map) - Tāmaki Makaurau PPTA Auckland ward boundaries (map) - Tāmaki Makaurau

Date added: 05/16/2016
Date modified: 05/16/2016
Filesize: 200.83 kB
Downloads: 52

(16 May 2016) Regional boundaries map - Auckland wards

PPTA Workload Taskforce Report 2016 PPTA Workload Taskforce Report 2016

Date added: 04/29/2016
Date modified: 04/29/2016
Filesize: 2.39 MB
Downloads: 241

(April 2016) This report sits within a historic context of a series of workload reports and workload taskforces/working groups which have been a response to unrest in the sector.   Failure to address workload concerns has, on occasions, spilled over into industrial action.
     The Taskforce findings reflect the intensification of the problems previously identified by various working parties and reports over the last 15 years.
Secondary teachers work long hours and have an increasingly complex job.    The main areas related to workload pressure were:
•    curriculum and assessment practices                
•    a lack of time to meet the demands of existing work
•    new initiatives (both school and externally driven)
•    administration and compliance            
•    too few ancillary staff
•    appraisal, attestation, and registration requirements
•    inadequate school management practices
•    class sizes that are too large    
•    inadequate provision of suitable professional development     
•    pressure to undertake extracurricular activities
•    problems with information technology.            
   Most of these issues have been identified in various reports and working parties since 2003 as ongoing but intensifying problems.
    A range of suggestions for improvements which will allow teachers and school leaders to work more efficiently and effectively and improve secondary teacher recruitment and retention are identified in the report.  A fuller list of teachers’ suggestions is included as Appendix 3.

26 weeks paid parental leave poster 26 weeks paid parental leave poster

Date added: 04/15/2016
Date modified: 04/15/2016
Filesize: 424.57 kB
Downloads: 73

(April 2016) 26 weeks paid parental leave poster

Payment of secondary teachers practising certificates Payment of secondary teachers practising certificates

Date added: 12/17/2015
Date modified: 12/17/2015
Filesize: 147.88 kB
Downloads: 1624

One of the provisions won in the settlement of the Secondary Teachers Collective Agreement was that the Ministry of Education would pay all practising certificate fees for teachers covered by the STCA between 1 November 2015 and 31 October 2018.

This has led to some confusion while the ministry and the Education Council sorted out how to do it. Here are some Q and A’s which we think should answer the most burning questions members may have.

ERA determination - Teach First NZ appointment process - Information for Branch Chairs in Upper, Central and Lower Northland, Auckland and Counties Manukau regions ERA determination - Teach First NZ appointment process - Information for Branch Chairs in Upper, Central and Lower Northland, Auckland and Counties Manukau regions

Date added: 12/04/2015
Date modified: 12/04/2015
Filesize: 175.54 kB
Downloads: 867

(4 Dec 2015) Information for Branch Chairs in Upper, Central and Lower Northland, Auckland and Counties Manukau regions - Determination of the Employment Relations Authority between NZPPTA and the Secretary for Education and the Vice Chancellor of University of Auckland and the Teach First New Zealand Trust. - Teach First NZ appointment process