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Annual Conference Papers

Annual Conference Papers ( 64 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 ( 12 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 ( 10 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 ( 72 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 ( 59 Files )

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

Web resources ( 31 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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Developing a Community of Schools: Consultation with teachers Developing a Community of Schools: Consultation with teachers

Date added: 12/04/2014
Date modified: 12/04/2014
Filesize: 1.01 MB
Downloads: 142

(4 December 2014) Developing a Community of Schools (CoS): Consultation with teachers.

If you've been told your school is going to into a community of schools (COS) [as part of the IES initiative] then be aware that you have a right to be consulted.

PPTA has developed advice in for branch officers about being part of the COS consultative process.

Te Tiro Hou: Report of the Qualifications Framework Inquiry (1997) Te Tiro Hou: Report of the Qualifications Framework Inquiry (1997)

Date added: 11/13/2014
Date modified: 11/13/2014
Filesize: 690.62 kB
Downloads: 290

(1997 - uploaded 2014) 

This report outlines the findings of Te Tiro Hou - The Qualifications Framework Inquiry.
With ongoing changes to NCEA and secondary assessment it seems timely to make it more accessible by making the electronic version available. 

An educationally valid qualifications system is:
• fair
• inclusive
• cumulative
• clear
• motivating
• coherent
• constructive
• manageable

Advice to the New Government 2014 Advice to the New Government 2014

Date added: 11/05/2014
Date modified: 11/05/2014
Filesize: 1.34 MB
Downloads: 366

(October 2014) Advice to the New Government (also known as briefing papers). Contents include: PPTA overview;  NZ Secondary Principal’s Council overview;  Educational overview;  Investing in Educational Success;  Negotiating for positive outcomes;  Maori education;  School funding;  NCEA;  Teacher registration;  ICT in secondary schools;  Charter schools;  The school network;  The teaching profession;  Professional challenges;  Workload and morale;  Schools as community hubs;  Pasifika student achievement;  Supporting members in Canterbury;  Legislative impacts.

IES teaching roles: Comparison between the original Investing in Educational Success model and the proposed variation IES teaching roles: Comparison between the original Investing in Educational Success model and the proposed variation

Date added: 11/05/2014
Date modified: 11/05/2014
Filesize: 88.3 kB
Downloads: 344

(5 November 2014) This table sets out some of the teaching role changes that have been made, by negotiation, to the original Investing in Educational Success model.

In the original model about 1000 'Expert Teachers' and 5000 "Lead Teachers" would have been appointed. The choice of name and the managerialist function of these teachers was totally unacceptable to PPTA

In the working group process the teaching roles changed markedly so that they became support and mentoring roles. In recognition of these changes the new (changed) roles are described as the Community of Schools (CoS) across community teacher and the Community of Schools (CoS) within school teacher

Useful acronyms Useful acronyms

Date added: 09/10/2014
Date modified: 09/10/2014
Filesize: 100.75 kB
Downloads: 566

(September 2014) PPTA uses a number of acronyms so this list  might be useful to some members.

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