Check out our health and safety guide, sick leave guide, and FAQ.
Types of membership
How do I sign up?
How do I pay my fees?
I only want to do occasional day relieving – do I have to pay the full membership fee?
I am taking leave, what happens to my PPTA membership?
I am moving schools. What happens to my PPTA membership?
How do I change my contact details?
Can I remain a member of PPTA when I retire?
Can I retain membership of Healthcare Plus after I retire from teaching?
How do I resign from PPTA?
What do I need to do if I can’t attend a Paid Union Meeting?
How do I log in to the PPTA website?
What is the difference between registration and certification?
Do relievers need to be registered and hold a practising certificate?
What should appear on a fixed term agreement/letter of appointment?
What are the reasons for establishing a fixed-term agreement?
Can I be required to do internal relief?
Is there a legal limit to the number of students in a class?
How many students should I have in a specialist room?
Do I have to be involved in extra-curricular activities?
When can call backs be used?
What should my salary be?
I don’t think I am being paid correctly for my qualifications and experience. Who should I contact?
What impact does taking Leave Without Pay (including parental leave) have on my holiday pay?
Will maternity leave result in a loss of holiday pay when I return to work?
I am on a fixed term contract for the year which ends on the 15th of December, do I get holiday pay?
What happens to my holiday pay when I resign from teaching during the year?
I am feeling overwhelmed, what support can I access?
What is EAP?
Can a school appoint Within School Teachers (WST) as fixed term?
Do WSTs have to teach a minimum number of hours?
Can a school postpone time allowance for a WST?
What health and safety courses does PPTA offer?
Are maximum or minimum temperatures stipulated for classrooms?
What is acceptable noise in a classroom?
What is my sick leave entitlement?
Why isn’t my sick leave balance going up each year?
How much sick leave do I have?
What happens when I run out of sick leave?
If I am sick on a Friday and the following Monday, how many sick days are deducted?
If I am sick during term time, will it affect my holiday pay?
I work part-time but got a full day of sick leave deducted
How much maternity leave am I eligible for? (I have 12 months service)
How much maternity leave am I eligible for? (I have less than 12 months service)
How much notice do I have to give to return after maternity leave?
How much notice do I have to give if I intend to take 24 months of maternity leave?
I am covering someone's maternity leave. How much notice do I get that they are returning?
When can I take leave for family reasons?
I have been granted study leave. Do I have to attend school on the days before my leave commences / after it finishes?
I have been called for jury duty
Can I be granted bereavement /tangihanga leave to pay my respects to someone other than a relative or near relative?
An extreme weather event is preventing me getting to school. Can I get leave with pay for staying home?
I have been told to stay home because of an infectious epidemic but I am not sick. Am I on leave with pay or sick leave?
Removal expenses: when am I eligible and how do I claim?
How much notice am I required to give if I want to resign?
What is surplus staffing?