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

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
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
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
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
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
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
Secondary Teacher Workload Working Group - PPTA Submission August 2016 (August 2016) When secondary teachers raise issues about their workload they are not complaining about working hard, rather they are referring to excessive demands and unproductive tasks which form an increasingly larger component of their workload. They are frustrated at those factors which they see as either interfering with their ability to perform effectively the core teaching and leadership functions they value or which require them to work extensive hours in order to be able to maintain the same level of effectiveness in their core work with students.
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December 13, 2017 13/12/17
Review of Careers Information, Advice, Guidance and Education (CIAGE): Submission June 2015 Covers a number of matters addressed in the Review. More than 90% of eligible teachers choose to belong to the union, so it follows that 90% of careers advisers in secondary and area schools are likely to be PPTA members. Furthermore, careers advisers need to work with the full team of teachers in a school in order to provide effect.
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May 10, 2017 10/05/17
Review of STAR and Gateway: Submission September 2013 PPTA has had a long-standing concern about the interface between school and employment, training and further education, in which these two programmes play a very significant part. We have completed a comprehensive report which will be presented at the PPTA Annual Conference in early October and it is suggested that it would be a very valuable consultative document to take into account when formulating recommendations arising from this review.
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December 15, 2016 15/12/16
Productivity Commission: New Models of Tertiary Education: Response May 2016 Comments on the Productivity Commission's Issues Paper : New Models of Tertiary Education. PPTA is mainly concerned about what happens at the interface between secondary schools and tertiary education though we do have some general comments to make about the context and theoretical economic model that underpins the analysis.
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December 15, 2016 15/12/16
Productivity Commission Social Services Report: Submission April 2015 PPTA response to the Draft Report of the Productivity Commission "Effective Social Services" 2015
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December 15, 2016 15/12/16
Productivity Commission Inquiry into More Effective Social Services: Submission December 2014 PPTA perspective on education in this inquiry
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December 15, 2016 15/12/16
PPTA submissions Submissions made by PPTA Te Wehengarua in response to discussion and consultation documents can be accessed here:
December 8, 2016 08/12/16
PPTA submission on MBIE consultation on immigration settings for international students PPTA made a submission on the consultation about changes to international student visas, as this will have an impact on secondary initial teacher education student numbers and the ability of these international graduates to stay and workin New Zealand
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August 9, 2018 09/08/18
Policing (Cost Recovery) Amendment Bill: Submission April 2015 In drafting this submission, we have reviewed the context and the policy-development process that the New Zealand Police (“Police”) went through for the proposals in the Bill.
PPTA strongly opposes the proposals in the Policing (Cost Recovery) Amendment Bill (“the Bill”) to enable Police to recover costs for public services, and the specific proposal that Police vetting should be one of the services to be subject to a cost recovery regime.
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May 22, 2017 22/05/17
Parental Leave and Employment Protection ... Bill: Submission November 2015 PPTA's submission to the Government Administration Committee on the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months Paid Leave and Work Contact Hours) Bill
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December 15, 2016 15/12/16
NZTC Review - Proposals: Submission July 2013 Comments in depth on proposed changes to the NZ Teachers' Council
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December 15, 2016 15/12/16
NZTC Review - Dangerous waters ahead: Request for Submissions June-2013 Urges PPTA members and others to make submissions on proposed changes to the NZ Teachers' Council
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December 15, 2016 15/12/16
NZTC Policy-Comparison: Comment June-2013 Comments on proposed changes to the NZ Teachers' Council
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December 15, 2016 15/12/16
NZSPC Tomorrows Schools review submission
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August 24, 2018 24/08/18
MoE Review on Technology Provision for Year 7 and 8 Students in Greater Christchurch: Submission March 2014 Endorses points made in the submission from the Canterbury Manual teachers, and adds some comments on the funding and staffing aspects of the proposal. One of things that was abundantly clear in the survey was how much the students enjoy their technology classes. Care should be taken about making changes that suit the agenda of the adults but put quality provision at risk for the students.
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December 15, 2016 15/12/16
Ministerial Inquiry into Novopay: Submission April 2013 Submission includes results of a PPTA survey into Novopay impacts on pay period 24, 2013.
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December 15, 2016 15/12/16
Komiti Pasifika Education Plan: Submission May 2012 Contains Komiti Pasifika Submission on the Pasifika Education Plan 2013-2017 and an extract from the March ERO report re impact and effect of the Plan 2009 - 2012
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December 19, 2016 19/12/16
Inquiry into engaging parents in the education of their children: Submission November 2013 PPTA welcomes this inquiry and is pleased to be able to submit on this often under-emphasised area. The focus of PPTA members’ work is the learning that takes place in school, but we are well aware that students’ development and learning that takes place outside of school is essential for success in the realm that teachers have the greatest influence on.
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December 15, 2016 15/12/16
ICT Digital Literacy: Submission May 2012 Submission to the Education and Science Select Committee Investigation into 21st Century Learning Environments and Digital Literacy
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December 15, 2016 15/12/16