SecondaryEd news 31 August 2017

Many of you will remember Peter Allen. He was a PPTA activist who will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with the Allen family.

'Incredible' Rangiora stalwart Peter Allen dies after illness
The Press
Allen moved to the district in 1990 after being appointed Rangiora High School principal, a role he held until 2003.

High school principals demand action from the Government on teacher crisis
A new report from the Post Primary Teachers' Association showed the majority of principals nationwide were battling a secondary teacher supply shortage.

Severe lack of staff hitting high schools - survey
Radio New Zealand Audio
The figures are from a survey of secondary principals by the Secondary Principals Association and the Post Primary Teachers Association.

Teacher shortage at 'crisis level'
The survey from the Post Primary Teachers' Association and the Secondary Principals Association has found of the 220 principals questioned, more than 85 per cent said they had to make compromises in staffing because of shortages.

NZ on Air hits back after principals accuse TV show 'Westside' of causing student exodus from West Auckland
Fox, and the principals of four other other West Auckland schools, released a joint statement pointing to Ministry of Education figures indicating 4000 students bypass their local West Auckland school every day to attend secondary schools in other areas of the city.

Teacher shortage hits crisis point
The Project
Secondary Principals Council chairman James Morris says "it is a crisis. Michael Williams, Secondary Principals Association president says "it hasn't just happened overnight, this has been a long term problem that's been brewing for a long time.

Auckland teacher incentives misdirected
Waatea News
Education Minister Nikki Kaye says all Auckland schools can now tap into a voluntary bonding fund that was supposed to encourage new teachers to start their careers in decile one schools - a move that will make it harder for south Auckland schools to attract staff.

Hamilton East candidates put education policies under the microscope
Waikato Times
Ahead of September's General Election, Kelley Tantau talks to Hamilton East candidates about their perspectives on education.

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