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

‘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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Time to Review-and-Strengthen-Treaty-Partnerships (Maori version)(2018)
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Time to Review and Strengthen Treaty Partnerships (2018)
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There is always a reasonable alternative: PPTA’s economic model for Aotearoa/New Zealand (2012) 2012 Annual conference paper. PPTA is not affiliated to any political party but cannot ignore the risk that the next generation will face a future of economic deprivation and...
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There Is Always A Reasonable Alternative (TIAARA); not TINA (There Is No Alternative) (2011) 2011 Annual conference paper. PPTA’s constitution requires us to advance the interests of secondary teachers and secondary schooling. We have long held that the interests of secondary schooling include the...
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The Tomorrow's Schools Review (2018)
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The middle leadership problem (2016) 2016 Annual conference paper. This paper updates members on continued work by the Middle Leadership Taskforce since their report to Annual Conference 2015. It includes a summary of findings from...
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Teachers in the precariat: fixed-term contracts and the effect on establishing teachers (2016) 2016 Annual conference paper from the Auckland Region and the PPTA Establishing Teachers’ Committee. This paper addresses the insecure work faced by new and establishing teachers through the use...
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Teachers Council: Government patsy or voice of the profession? (2010) 2010 Annual conference paper. Many PPTA members were enraged this year when the Teachers Council announced that fees to renew teachers' practising certificates would nearly double from 1 July. The...
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Teacher ownership or government takeover? (2013) 2013 Annual conference paper. This paper is largely a reiteration of longstanding existing PPTA policy on the Teachers Council. PPTA’s policy, established over many years of debate at Executive and...
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Supporting teachers to do their jobs: There’s got to be a better way (2011) 2011 Annual conference paper. Who cares about teachers? It is salutary to recall the point made at paid union meetings last year that almost all of the provisions in teachers’...
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Student misbehaviour - Of no meaningful consequence (2013) 2013 Annual conference paper from the Manawatu/Whanganui region. A number of papers have come to annual conference to address the concerns about student behaviour. Most recently the paper No Silver...
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Secondary teaching into future (2007) 2007 Annual conference paper. This paper seeks to set out the union’s preferred future for secondary education. It describes a set of principles against which the union would judge...
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Secondary teacher staffing – Another casualty of a lack of coherent long term planning (2012) 2012 Annual conference paper. When it suits them the ministry and government do acknowledge that pupil-teacher ratio is not the same as class size, but only to ‘pass the...
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School charges – Rights, obligations, limits (2012) 2012 Annual conference paper. Over the last few years there have been concerns raised by the community with respect to the amount of money schools are asking for to...
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Regional AC Paper - School Laboratory Managers (version 2)
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Real equity funding: resourcing schools to support at risk learners (2016) 2016 Annual conference paper. The current resourcing review is an opportunity to improve the way our schools are funded. We know that we have a challenge in New Zealand with...
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Professional Learning and Development (PLD) (2013) 2013 Annual conference paper. This paper explores the Professional Learning and Development infrastructure as it stands, considers teachers’ and leaders’ responses to the way it works, and suggests ways...
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Professional Learners (2018)
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Private profiteering or public private partnerships (2010) 2010 Annual conference paper. In 2005, an Annual Conference paper was prepared by Executive called 'Threats to New Zealand's public education system.' That paper signalled a number of threats that...
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PPTA Signed Financial Statements 2018
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