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Annual Conference Papers

Annual Conference Papers ( 65 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 ( 11 Files )

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

Members Guide series ( 11 Files )

This series of pamphlets includes advice and guidance covering the following topics: Beginning teachers;
Employment relations problems/Personal grievances;
Guidance for teachers in their relationships with students;
Guidance for teachers working with Māori students;
Introducing Te Huarahi Māori Motuhake;
Making schools safe for people of every sexuality;
Meeting procedure;
Overseas teachers;
Parental leave;
Part-time teachers;
Sick leave;
Teacher competence;
Teacher conduct and discipline;
Teachers' salary guide: Area schools;
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 ( 30 Files )

Press releases, advertising, posters

The PPTA News

The PPTA News ( 76 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 ( 58 Files )

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

Web resources ( 33 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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Fixed term agreements: guidelines to the Employment Relations Act 2000 Fixed term agreements: guidelines to the Employment Relations Act 2000

Date added: 05/21/2015
Date modified: 05/21/2015
Filesize: 230.29 kB
Downloads: 282

(May 2015) A fixed term agreement is when your job at a school is temporary rather than
permanent. For example, you might be appointed to a full-time position at a high school to teach English for a year or you may be appointed to work on a literacy project at a high school and your employment will conclude at the end of the project.

Parental leave: Guidelines to your employment rights Parental leave: Guidelines to your employment rights

Date added: 05/18/2015
Date modified: 05/18/2015
Filesize: 334.13 kB
Downloads: 275

(May 2015) Parental leave entitlements for teachers are outlined in our collective agreements and the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987.

This sits alongside entitlements to the maternity grant in the collective agreement.


Behaviour Positive Learning and all that Jazz Behaviour Positive Learning and all that Jazz

Date added: 03/06/2015
Date modified: 03/06/2015
Filesize: 593.63 kB
Downloads: 461

(March 2015) A paper presented to the APBS 12th International Conference on Positive Behaviour Support, March 11-14, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts

By Martin Henry, Advisory Officer, NZ Post Primary Teachers’ Association


Grounds and supervision duties Grounds and supervision duties

Date added: 03/05/2015
Date modified: 03/05/2015
Filesize: 414.4 kB
Downloads: 681

(April 2010) 

The advice is in four parts: legal requirements, current normal practises, advice from the Executive to members, examples of good practice operating in schools. It has been developed jointly with NZSPC and PPTA’s senior positions advisory group.   
Note: Document has also been called Non-timetabled duties: Grounds and Supervision Duties and was part of a series on How to Reduce Work Overload.

Itinerant Teachers of Music: Guidelines for school leaders, HODs of Music and ITMs Itinerant Teachers of Music: Guidelines for school leaders, HODs of Music and ITMs

Date added: 01/30/2015
Date modified: 01/30/2015
Filesize: 383.45 kB
Downloads: 1154

(Jan 2015) These guidelines have been prepared by PPTA to assist schools and Itinerant Teachers of Music (ITMs) to work their way through a range of issues:

• Gaining and maintaining full registration as a teacher
• Gaining a Limited Authority to Teach
• Appraisal and attestation
• Professional development
• Employment, e.g. advertising, letters of appointment, collective agreement coverage, etc.