Māori Immersion Teachers Allowance (MITA)

Under the terms of the Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement (STCA) and the Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement (ASTCA) the following applies: 

STCA - 4.18 Māori Immersion Teacher Allowance

4.18.1 All full-time teachers required to use Te Reo Māori in approved Māori immersion programmes for at least six hours per week, in approved Māori immersion programmes at levels 1, 2 or 3 shall receive an allowance based on the equivalent value of one unit per annum as established by 4.1.1.C. this allowance shall be pro-rated for part time teachers (based on the teacher's total hours).

4.18.2 The employer shall attest to the eligibility of the teachers for this allowance according to the Ministry of Education's Māori language resourcing criteria.

 

ASTCA - 3.14 Māori Immersion Teaching Allowance

3.14.1 All teachers required to use te Reo Māori for at least six hours per week in approved Māori immersion programmes at levels 1, 2 or 3 shall receive an allowance of $4,000 per annum. This allowance shall be pro-rated for part time teachers (based on the teacher’s total hours).

3.14.2 From the start of the 2017 school year, all teachers required to use te Reo Māori for at least six hours per week in approved Māori immersion programmes at level 1, who have more than three continuous years’ service teaching in level 1 Māori immersion classes shall receive an additional allowance of $2,000 per annum. This is in addition to the allowance described in clause 3.14.1. This allowance shall be pro-rated for part time teachers (based on the teacher’s total hours).

3.14.3 From the start of the 2017 school year, for all teachers required to use te Reo Māori for at least six hours per week in approved Māori immersion programmes at level 1, who have more than six continuous years’ service teaching in level 1 Māori immersion classes, the additional allowance described in clause 3.14.2 shall increase to $4,000 per annum. This is in addition to the allowance described in clause 3.14.1. This allowance shall be pro-rated for teachers who teach Māori immersion classes part-time (based on the teacher’s total hours).

3.14.4 The employer shall attest to the eligibility of teachers for these allowances according to the level of te Reo Māori immersion i.e. the proportion of the curriculum taught in te Reo Māori, outlined below:

(a) Level one - 81–100% of the total time

(b) Level two - 51–80% of the total time

(c) Level three - 31–50% of the total time.

3.14.5 For clarity continuous service for the payment of the allowance in clauses 3.14.2 and 3.14.3 above shall be interrupted but not broken by any periods of unpaid leave and/or breaks in teaching service and/or teaching service in classes other than Māori immersion level one.

 

 Maori language funding - Ministry of Education website Operational funding components

 Novopay form Novo37t - Maori immersion Teacher Allowance Form (Area, Primary, and Secondary teachers)

 

Members who meet the criteria are therefore encourage to complete the Novopay Schools' payroll service form with signed authorisation from your Principal or nominated signatory and email to support@novopay.govt.nz

 

Last modified on Tuesday, 29 October 2019 11:42