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

Submission to Education & Science Select Committee on SOP 176 Education Legislation Bill June 2016 The creation in this SOP of a new class of teacher is a significant change, which the Select Committee is right to recognise that we have an interest in. This submission addresses only the proposed changes to the Education Act relating to the creation of „trainee teacher‟ positions, and does not address the amendments to the legislation governing the New Zealand Council for Educational Research.
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May 10, 2017 10/05/17
Te Huarahi Māori Motuhake Submission on the Education Amendment Bill 2012 (January 2013) Submission made on behalf of Te Huarahi Māori Motuhake opposing the changes to the Education Amendment Bill, in particular the section establishing charter schools.
... Te Huarahi is also concerned about the impact of charter schools on Māori students who remain in the surrounding public schools and which lose funding and staffing when some students leave to attend the charter school. These schools will be left with the most educationally-disadvantaged students but with less funding to meet their needs. Choice for the favoured few will damage the educational options for all other students.
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January 18, 2018 18/01/18
The Future Shape of the Special Schools Network in Greater Christchurch: Submission June 2014 PPTA maintains that it is essential to retain special and residential schools
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December 15, 2016 15/12/16
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.
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May 10, 2017 10/05/17
Updating the Education Act: Submission December 2015 The following submission answers the fifteen questions from the consultation document.
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May 10, 2017 10/05/17
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.
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December 15, 2016 15/12/16