A level playing field? The importance of local funding in financing secondary schools (2012)
2012 Annual conference paper from the Waikato Region. In 2003 a PPTA annual conference paper examined how government underfunding affected secondary schools’ capacity to deliver on their core functions, restricting their ability to create an optimal learning environment. The main thrust of the paper was that there was a need to match government funding to the true costs of education in order to deliver a high quality public education. The paper clearly pointed out the inadequacy of the Operations Grant in a changing environment of rising costs and the unhelpful pressure on schools to supplement government funding with other revenue and income sources.
January 17, 2018
A needs-based model of resourcing — time for a national discussion? (2014)
2014 Annual conference paper. This paper explores what “needs-based” could mean in terms of the totality of school resourcing and recommends PPTA seek to work with other organisations to initiate discussions on how the state and integrated schools system could be resourced within a needs-based framework.
April 19, 2017
A policy development or review process: About Time toolkit 2013
Section 7. The following steps should assist in situations where a school either has no timetabling policy – or it is undergoing a review.
July 26, 2017
PPTA Te Wehengarua is the professional association and union of teachers and principals committed to improving secondary education for New Zealand students.
January 16, 2018
Academics put heat on half-baked reactions
The political and media stir caused by professor John Hattie's research on student achievement has prompted a group of academics to look closely at his work.
The authors were particularly concerned that politicians might use Hattie's work to justify ill-informed policy decisions.
October 27, 2017
Accelerated change in the senior secondary school (2011)
2011 Annual conference paper. At PPTA's 2010 annual conference, members called for a range of workload control measures to alleviate some of the demands of implementing the realigned achievement standards across three levels.
January 24, 2017
Ad guidelines for Bring out the Best printed collateral
February 26, 2019
Addressing an identified hazard presentation (PDF)
Resources and advice for senior leaders on responding to an identified health and safety notification within a reasonable timeframe.
May 21, 2018
Addressing Specific Arguments
May 17, 2019
Adult Community Education Collective Agreement 2016-2019
Adult and Community Education (ACE) Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement 2016-2019
October 27, 2017
Advice on STCA Clause 5.4a (Call back days)
Advice on the application of STCA clause 5.4 Duties When Schools Are Not Open For Instruction
This clause is not about the nature of work done, but about the requirement to attend school or elsewhere when the school is not open for instruction.
January 9, 2018
Advice to branches for submissions on the Tomorrow’s Schools review
March 25, 2019
Advice to secondary school principals regarding performance appraisal
(2011) The Secondary Principals’ Collective Agreement (SPCA), Part Four, outlines in some detail both the performance agreement and annual review processes required of principals by boards.
This review/appraisal process underpins a principal’s advancement and enhanced remuneration through the career structure for secondary school principals.
January 26, 2017
Advice, support and representation provided to NZSPC members
(August 2017) Advice, support and representation provided to principal members of PPTA as part of their membership fee.
Principal members are represented by the New Zealand Secondary Principals' Council (NZSPC)
September 1, 2017
Affirming diversity of sexualities and gender identities in the school community (2017)
(23 May 2017) This document provides guidance about making schools a safer and more inclusive place for students of diverse sexualities and gender identities. It outlines not only the school’s legal and ethical obligations, but also provides practical advice on how affirming diversity can be achieved.
March 20, 2018
Affirming diversity: inclusion for sexuality and gender minorities (2017)
2017 Annual conference paper. This paper updates members about the continued work of the Rainbow Taskforce. It includes a summary of the work of the group since it was formed in 1993 and makes suggestions for the next steps in our work to make schools more inclusive of minority genders and sexualities. Safe inclusive schools are important for the wellbeing of both teachers and students and the recommendations would have a significant impact on both. This paper discusses areas of concern and highlights the need for proactive leadership and best practice models that ensure schools are meeting the needs of their students and providing safe workplaces for staff.
September 12, 2017
Agreement on future employment processes involving Teach First NZ (2016)
Media Statement - Agreement on future employment processes involving the Teach First NZ programme (18 March 2016)
November 14, 2016
Alternatives to study leave for senior students: PPTA advice
This advice reminds members of existing policies and requirements in relation to several factors that need to be considered should a school wish to explore alternatives to senior study leave
March 10, 2017
An advanced qualifications pathway for secondary teachers (2007)
2007 Annual conference paper. It is one thing for governments to sing the praises of a highly qualified, highly skilled secondary teaching profession; it is another thing entirely to get them to pay for it. The professional learning landscape for teachers is littered with the debris of populist ideas, poorly implemented and done on the cheap. If the government is serious about its professed commitment to effective teaching, it will need to do more than talk about it.
June 21, 2017
Annual Conference papers
Papers presented to Annual Conference for debate and policy development. These papers have been developed by PPTA Executive and/or PPTA regions.
September 11, 2017
Annual Report 2017-18
September 24, 2018
Area School Principals Collective Agreement (ASPCA) 2016-2019
The Area School Principals’ Collective Agreement sets out the conditions of employment, salary rates and rights and entitlements for PPTA principal members in area schools. The term of this agreement is 30 June 2016 to 29 June 2019.
August 24, 2017
Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement (ASTCA) 2016-2019
The Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement sets out the conditions of employment, salary rates and rights and entitlements for PPTA members in Area schools.
October 27, 2017