Anna Kirtlan

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Issues and Organising conference postponed until August

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PPTA Te Wehengarua has postponed the March 5-7 Delegate Leadership Day and Issues and Organising conference until August, in the hope that the whole country will be at Covid alert...

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Fight back for Myanmar democracy

Wrong generation Myanmar support at NZ parliament

The stop-work protest initiated by nurses and doctors two days after the recent coup in Myanmar is now a massive country-wide movement of young people, factory workers, teachers, engineers and...

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Re-launching the Promise to New Teachers

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The Promise to New Teachers was developed in 2017 by the Establishing Teachers' Committee, at a time when 77% of new teachers were employed on temporary agreements.

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A voice for NETs on national executive

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"We encourage our students to strive for what they want every day, so do the same for yourself," this is Waimate teacher Emma Porter's advice to her fellow establishing teachers...

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Placing tangata whenua where they should be in our story

The Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi Oriwa Haddon WEB

It is vitally important we understand as New Zealanders how the things we might take for granted today came to be, New Zealand History Teachers' Association chair Graeme Ball says.

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A commitment to equity and making a difference

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The shared values of teachers and principals form the backbone of the Secondary Principals Council, says new chair Kate Gainsford.

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Reinvigorating activism in Manawatū-Whanganui

2020 Manawatu Whanganui regional action day 2

In term four last year, PPTA Te Wehengarua's Manawatū-Whanganui region held a regional action day, focussing on the professional growth cycle, which will replace performance appraisal.

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The true meaning of service

2020 PPTA Service Award Hazel McIntosh

Northland's central, upper, and lower regions banded together to nominate Hazel McIntosh for a PPTA Te Wehengarua service award.

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Celebrating service to the union

2020 PPTA Service Award Mike and Kathleen Ohara WEB

A brother and sister duo with a combination of nearly 70 years of PPTA Te Wehengarua service, were among those honoured at a celebration of Manawatu-Whanganui membership.

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