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.
- Join PPTA online, or
- Download a membership form, print it, fill it in, and then either (1) post it to us, or (2) scan it and email it to us, or
- Email our membership team
How PPTA works
PPTA is the voice of secondary teachers, with over 20,000 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.
PPTA provides advice, guidance and advocacy about members’ conditions of employment.
Members enjoy the following benefits:
- Collective agreements that guarantee your pay and conditions
- Professional and legal advice, employment relations education and dispute resolution
- Professional networks where you can take part in decision-making and influence the debate on crucial education issues
- Health, banking and insurance discounts.
What does it cost?
Full membership is for full- and part-time teachers, relief teachers, and members who are on leave without pay for up to two years. The subscription rate is one percent of your fortnightly base salary. Honorary membership is for retired members or members who are on leave without pay for a period of more than two years. The subscription rate is $50 a year. Membership for adult and community education teachers is $50 a year. Membership for trainee teachers is free.