The easiest way to find published documents (usually download in pdf format) is to
Selected further information and resources on class size.
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 MÄori students;
Introducing Te Huarahi MÄori Motuhake;
Making schools safe for people of every sexuality;
Teacher conduct and discipline;
Teachers' salary guide: Area schools;
The staff representative on the board of trustees.
PPTA publishes a number of newsletters to groups of members. PPTA advisory group correspondence and information.
Press releases, advertising, posters
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
(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.
(1997 - uploaded 2014)
An educationally valid qualifications system is:
(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
(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