Publication Library

Research, guides, information and policies published by PPTA Te Wehengarua

2018-08-09 PPTA NCEA Review submission The PPTA's submission to the Ministry of Education on "NCEA Review – Big Opportunities", 2018-08-09
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December 4, 2018 04/12/18
2018-08-18 PPTA Tomorrow's Schools review submission
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December 4, 2018 04/12/18
2018-10-02 PPTA response to ministry offer Joe Hunter
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October 2, 2018 02/10/18
2018-10-02 PPTA response to ministry offer Rob Torr
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October 2, 2018 02/10/18
2018-10-12 Submission on State Sector Review
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December 4, 2018 04/12/18
2018-10-19 Reform of the Residential Tenancies Act submission 2.1. PPTA supports a reform of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 (RTA). An unrestrained and unbalanced housing market has meant that many people who would normally choose to buy houses have been forced to rent. A shortage of houses has meant rental properties are in high demand, leading to dramatic increases in rents, particularly in places like Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown.
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December 4, 2018 04/12/18
2018-10-24 Essential Skills in Demand submission 2018 PPTA's submission to the MoE's "Essential Skills in Demand" review
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December 4, 2018 04/12/18
2018-11-09 Education Amendment Bill No2 submission This submission will concentrate on two aspects of the Education Amendment Bill (No 2) (the Bill), protecting the public interest in Teaching Council decision-making and the repeal of the COOL legislation.
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December 4, 2018 04/12/18
2018-11-28 SPC SPANZ report The survey was an online questionnaire and this was open from 29 October 2018 to 9 November 2018.

This report summarises the responses to the survey nationally, in major metropolitan regions and in other regions, and extrapolates the results to all secondary and composite schools.
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December 4, 2018 04/12/18
2018-11-29 Curriculum Progress and Achievement submission PPTA was not in favour of the National Standards introduced under the last government, and have been watching with interest and concern to see what would replace them. The Conversation Document published by the Curriculum, Progress and Achievement Ministerial Advisory Group has done little to alleviate our fears.

In this submission we have addressed each of the emerging ideas.
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December 4, 2018 04/12/18
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July 13, 2018 13/07/18
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December 10, 2018 10/12/18
2019 Health and Safety leaflet
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January 31, 2019 31/01/19
2019 Issues & Organising Seminar registration form
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January 24, 2019 24/01/19
2019 June-July PPTA News (vol.40 no.3) Table of contents:

Ripples that make a positive difference (guest viewpoint) p.3;
Meet our 19,000th member p.4;
We are one (Palmerston North Girls' High) p.5;
All the way (to court) for equal pay p.6;
Discretion, honesty and fearlessness p.7;
Because we care p.8;
Southlanders do it in style pg.9;
Encouraging Māori girls through Te Waka STEM pg.10;
Movement on UN education goals pg. 12;
Parable of the shoe pg. 14;
Have you checked your payslip lately?(Out in the field) pg. 15;
PPTA annual conference pg. 16;
Are you on the Māori electoral roll? pg. 16.
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June 24, 2019 24/06/19
2019 June-July PPTA News -Teachers strike-A3-poster
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June 24, 2019 24/06/19
2019 Mahi tika leaflet
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March 27, 2019 27/03/19
2019 MTC flyer
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May 3, 2019 03/05/19
2019 PPTA News March April (vol.40 no.1) The March April edition of the PPTA News: The magazine of New Zealand secondary teachers.

Table of contents:

The revolution will not be automated pg. 3;
Bringing out the best in your neighbourhood pg. 4;
PPTA branch wins pay equity for part-time members pg. 5;
Unflappable dedication to fairness and equity (Guy Allan award) pg.6;
Engaging with the decision makers pg. 7;
An extraordinary job (principal profile) pg.8-9;
Against hatred we send love (messages of support for ChCh) pg. 10-11;
The lowdown on the Tomorrow's Schools taskforce pg. 12;
The fishhooks in the Tomorrow's Schools report pg. 13;
I feel like I've taught nearly everyone in Christchurch (honorary member profile) p.14;
10 ways to teach me (Ngā Manu Korero) pg.15;
Challenging new play has community at its core pg. 16-17;
Salary assessment and self-employment (Out in the field) pg. 18
Demystifying Digital Technologies (TRCC) pg.19;
PPTA News online pg. 20.
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March 19, 2019 19/03/19
2019 PPTA News May (vol.40 no.2) Table of contents:

Our community is with us (president's viewpoint) p.3;
Schools' Strike for Climate p.4-5;
From discouragement to certainty p.6;
Mythbusting ADHD p.7;
Cutting across cultural differences p.8;
Support for Canterbury p.9;
Laptop collection for Tonga p.9;
Revolutionising the way students learn maths p.10;
Ngā Manu Kōrero p.11;
NETs conference pg. 12;
You've got this (member profile - Samara Doole) p.13;
Talking women's rights at work p.14;
Domestic Violence - Victims' Protection Act now law p.15;
Comparing education systems - NZ vs Finland p.16;
Obituary - Bernard Joseph Downey p.17;
Professional dilemma (Out in the field) p.18;
PPTA news online p.20.

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May 20, 2019 20/05/19
2019 Term 1 Branch Chairs Presentation
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February 12, 2019 12/02/19
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February 25, 2019 25/02/19
80, 15, 5 percent: What we know; what they need… (2009) 2009 Annual conference paper. The challenge is to try and get the best value we can for professional support for teachers and funding for schools to work proactively with the bulk of our students, while lobbying and monitoring the government to commit badly-needed funding and resources to the development of specialist services for children and young people with conduct problems. Despite an extremely positive and proven cost-benefi t ratio for early intervention into conduct problems, our system continues to be fragmented, under-staffed, under-qualifi ed and under-funded.
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January 19, 2017 19/01/17
A Civilised Society - the bulk funding battle A Civilised Society is a documentary directed by Alister Barry - it's a story about the battle of ordinary New Zealanders against education policies such as bulk funding and individual contracts, policies they believed would wreak havoc in education
December 12, 2016 12/12/16
A hierarchy of inequality – The decile divide (2013) 2013 Annual conference paper from the Waikato region. There are concerns about use of the decile system for other purposes. Set up as a mechanism to provide targeted funding for students facing significant barriers to learning, the rating has become mixed up with academic performance of schools in league tables and a marketing tool for schools. Parents are often going to considerable lengths to ensure their children access high decile schools, often at considerable sacrifice, in the belief that this is synonymous with ‘good’ schools.
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April 19, 2017 19/04/17