Tomorrow’s schools: Yesterday’s mistake? (2008)
2008 Annual conference paper. The future is collaborative, yet New Zealanders seem content to believe that a system based on competition and self-interest and designed to serve the needs of a vocal and wealthy minority rather than the national interest is acceptable. There is considerable evidence for the proposition that 21st century education will not be about isolated and competing units, but multi-campus, collaborative learning, facilitated by ICT.
April 19, 2017
True charity kept at home
(October 2015) Is it right that the “top five or ten percent” have increasing levels of influence and decision making power in terms of public policy and public education?
PPTA News report on Professor John O’Neill's presentation on "How charities are shaping education policy in New Zealand" to the 2015 PPTA Annual conference.
October 31, 2017
University Entrance review discussion document. Submission April 2017
PPTA wishes to put on record here its concern that the universities continue to have so much influence over the curriculum in the senior school by their position on University Entrance requirements. ... We do object to the amount of power that universities have over the detail of the University Entrance requirements.
May 10, 2017
Updating the Education Act: Submission December 2015
The following submission answers the fifteen questions from the consultation document.
May 10, 2017
Valuing beginning teachers (2008)
2008 Annual conference paper. Successful teacher induction is a vital investment in the future of our profession and the education sector. It plays a critical part in building on initial teacher education, establishing the foundations of teaching and in the retention of teachers.
January 24, 2017
Variation to the Secondary Principals’ Collective Agreement 2016-2019 Terms of Settlement
(25 August 2017) Agreement to the variation was reached following discussion between representatives of the Ministry of Education and the NZPPTA (with the authority to also represent SPANZ Union), and shall be subject to ratification by NZPPTA and SPANZ Union members pursuant to section 51 of the Employment Relations Act 2000.
This document records the agreed variation to clause 3.7 of the SPCA as follows:
3.7 Allowance for Community of Schools Leadership role and the recognition of other leadership responsibilities
August 25, 2017
Virtual Schooling: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (Gary Miron)
(November 2016) Gary Miron, Professor of Evaluation, Measurement, and Research Western Michigan University. Presentation at Victoria University on the New Zealand government proposal to introduce online schools.
January 19, 2017
Vulnerable Children Bill: Submission October 2013
Submission to the Social Services Select Committee on the Vulnerable Children Bill. Outlines the context in which the proposals in the Bill are being made, including our international obligations, growing inequality in New Zealand and the counter-productive changes proposed in the Employment Relations Amendment Bill.
December 15, 2016
Who achieves what in secondary schooling? A conceptual and empirical analysis
PPTA Te Wehengarua commissioned "Who achieves what in secondary schooling? A conceptual and empirical analysis" to examine who is 'failing' in New Zealand schools, with a particular emphasis on secondary schooling
November 14, 2016
Who achieves what in secondary schooling? A conceptual and empirical analysis (Liz Gordon, Brian Easton)
(July 2013) During 2012, the Minister of Education stated on a number of occasions that one in five students were failing in school. PPTA Te Wehengarua commissioned "Who achieves what in secondary schooling? A conceptual and empirical analysis" to examine who is 'failing' in New Zealand schools, with a particular emphasis on New Zealand secondary schooling.
May 25, 2017
Who achieves what in secondary schooling? Liz Gordon presentation slides (2013)
Liz Gordon presentation slides of "Who achieves what in secondary schooling?". During 2012, the Minister of Education stated on a number of occasions that one in five students were failing in school. PPTA Te Wehengarua commissioned "Who achieves what in secondary schooling? A conceptual and empirical analysis" to examine who is 'failing' in New Zealand schools, with a particular emphasis on New Zealand secondary schooling.
November 14, 2016
Why sign up to the Promise to New Teachers
(May 2017) Why we should sign up to the Promise to new teachers: Giving new teachers a the support they need at the start of their careers
June 7, 2017
Whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori communities and schools working together (2017)
2017 Annual conference paper. Working together to support māori student success. The purpose of this paper is to help schools and Māori communities to work together, to build collaborative, culturally responsive relations and mana enhancing partnerships and to put changes into action to support Māori students’ educational success.
August 18, 2017
Women's network handbook
The structure, key issues and contacts for the PPTA women's network.
February 26, 2018
Workload Taskforce summary sheets 2016
These eight summary pamphlets cover the most frequently referenced issues and suggestions from members. Many other important areas of pressure and issues for specific groups of teachers are addressed in the full report.
Summary sheets include:
1: General findings 2: Use of time 3: NCEA 4: Change management 5: Resourcing 6: School management 7: Compliance and PLD 8: ICT
April 12, 2017
Zoning, enrolment schemes and choice – Educational apartheid? (2014)
2014 Annual conference paper from the Waikato region. This paper explores the issue of zoning and its influence on house prices, the movement of students to schools and the perceptions of parents who make choices about which schools to send their children. It identifies unfairness and waste in the current zoning policies and calls for a review.
April 19, 2017
‘Mind your language’: Our responsibility to protect and promote Pacific Islands languages in New Zealand (2010)
A paper prepared by Komiti Pasifika for the 2010 Annual conference.
This paper has arisen from the issue of the demise of Pacific Islands languages among Pasifika populations in New Zealand, which was raised at the Auckland/ Counties Manukau Pacific Island Teachers Seminar in 2008 and at the PPTA Pasifika ‘Niu Generation’ Conference in 2009. Since then, ongoing discussion on the issue has been forthcoming in the form of a further Pacific Islands Teachers Seminar (December 2009), which created the Pacific Languages Network (PLN). The PLN meets regularly to strategise on ways forward and report on the progress that is
being made in this area.
August 30, 2017