Join PPTA Te Wehengarua - the voice of the secondary teaching profession in New Zealand

Join PPTA, where teachers stand together

The Post Primary Teachers’ Association Te Wehengarua is the professional body and union representing secondary teachers. We work together to support teachers and advance public education in New Zealand.


Student teachers

How PPTA works

PPTA is the voice of secondary teachers, with over 17,500 members. Each secondary, area school and technology centre has its own PPTA branch in one of 24 regions. Regions are represented on a national executive and at annual conference.

PPTA’s executive and its Māori partner, Te Huarahi Māori Motuhake, are elected bodies that work for members nationally.

There are also networks for women, Pasifika teachers, new teachers, principals, deputy and assistant principals, LGBTIQ+ teachers and other groups. 

PPTA’s annual conference is the forum where members debate and construct major policies.

The PPTA constitution details the workings of the association.

Supporting teachers

PPTA provides advice, guidance and advocacy about members’ conditions of employment.

Members enjoy the following benefits:

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