PPTA 2018 Annual Conference

The PPTA Annual Conference is where your elected representatives decide PPTA policy.

The PPTA 2018 Annual Conference is underway!

You can watch a livestream of the conference here.

You can see the government's offer to teachers here (pdf)


Today's timetable:

8:45am Paper: Kua tae te wā ki te arotake, ki te whakakaha ake i ngā tūhonotanga i raro i te tiriti / Time to review and strengthen PPTA’s treaty relationships

9:30am Paper: Career pathways - subject pedagogy specialists

10:15am Morning tea

10:45am Paper: Professional learners: an advisory service to support and strengthen the teaching profession

11:30am Address: Rachel Mackintosh, CTU Vice-President

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Paper: Improving the Community of Schools model

1:45pm Paper: The Tomorrow’s Schools review

2:30pm Address: Maurie Mulheron, Australian Education Union Deputy President and NSW Teachers Federation President

3:00pm Afternoon

3:30pm Judge Andrew Becroft, Children’s Commissioner

4:30pm Caucus meetings:

  • Network of establishing teachers
  • Pasifika members
  • Regional chairpersons
  • Regional men’s reps
  • Regional women’s coordinators
  • Regional rainbow network coordinators
  • Te Huarahi Māori Motuhake Tawa Mataī Tōtara

5:30pm Conference adjournment


Thursday's timetable:

8:45am Annual report, accounts, auditor

9:00am Address: Jay McLaren-Harris, Ngā Manu Kōrero 2017 winner

9:30am Part-time case update – Lisa Hargreaves

9:40am Paper: Looking after yourself

10:10am Address: Lynda Stuart, NZEI president

10:30am Morning tea

11:00am NCEA and Workload update

11:15am Paper: Constitutional amendment: regional name change

11:45am Paper: Constitutional Amendments

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm Reserved

2:00pm General business

2:30pm Poroporoaki


The full conference timetable is available as a pdf here.

2018 Annual conference papers

PPTA Te Wehengarua annual conference papers suggest the policy and direction for the PPTA. The papers may be written by PPTA branches (schools) or PPTA regions, or they may come from the PPTA Executive.

These papers have been developed by PPTA Executive and/or PPTA regions, are developed and consolidated by the regions, and receive approval at the annual conference to become part of the association’s policy.

Conference paper recommendations may be changed or removed during conference debate. The minutes of the conference record the recommendations that delegates to the conference voted on and carried (passed).

Annual conference papers are available to download here:

Auckland Name Change

Career Pathways - Subject Pedagogy Specialists

Constitutional Amendments

Improving the Communities of Schools Model

Looking After Yourself

Professional Learners

The Tomorrow's Schools Review

Time to Review and Strengthen Treaty Partnerships

Time to Review-and-Strengthen-Treaty-Partnerships (Maori version)

PPTA Annual Report 2018



This year, the conference will run from Tuesday October 2 through Thursday October 4 at the Brentwood Hotel on Kemp Street in Kilbirnie, Wellington.

The papers that will be discussed and debated cover topics including the review of Tomorrow’s Schools, the development of career pathways for teachers, STCA bargaining, the NCEA review, and more.

Speakers include Minister of Education Chris Hipkins, Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft, Australian Education Union deputy federal president Maurie Mulheron, West Virginia Education Association president and US National Education Association executive member Dale Lee (who was a leader in the recent US teacher strikes), and Jay McLaren-Harris, a Nga Manu Korero winner in 2017.

Those who are unable to attend conference can watch a live stream of the event on YouTube. We will provide a link to the live stream on the morning of day one of the conference.  

The full conference timetable is available as a pdf here.

Last modified on Monday, 8 October 2018 09:49