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

Branch Audits: About Time toolkit Appendix 1 Branch audit process on timetabling, for schools covered by the Secondary School Teachers' Collective Agreement (STCA) and the Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement (ASTCA)
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Branch handbook 2020 A rough guide to organising your PPTA branch.
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Branch Officer nomination form (sample)
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Briefing to incoming Minister (October 2017) The public education system in New Zealand has huge strengths. We are fortunate to have high performing teachers, and curricula and qualifications frameworks that are widely respected and…
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Building on excellence: How to make a great schooling system even better (2010) 2010 Annual conference paper. This paper challenges the validity of government claims about low achievement and inequity, and suggests that the government goal that all students be able to experience…
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Bulk funding: a retrospective (2002) (2002) Paper presented at the 2002 Education International Conference (New Zealand).
PPTA Te Wehengarua has been fighting bulk funding since 1989. This paper examines the various manifestations of bulk funding (the…
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Calculating average class size (2011) (30 August 2011) Average class size calculator. Some timetabling programmes used by schools have a function which calculates average class size in a way that does not meet requirements for…
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Call for Komiti Pasifika nominations 2018 - application form (24 August 2017) Nominations are invited for six vacancies on Komiti Pasifika for 2018. The term 1 February 2018 – 31 January 2019.
The Komiti Pasifika advises the PPTA on…
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Call for Nominations - President, JVP, Executive 2020-21
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Candidate-report-card
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CAPNA (Curriculum and Pastoral Needs Analysis) meeting flowchart (September 2017) CAPNA [Curriculum and Pastoral Needs Analysis] a summary
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Career Pathways - Subject Pedagogy Specialists (2018)
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Careers services in danger (2017) 2017 Annual conference paper. This paper highlights a number of current threats to the provision of adequate careers services in secondary schools, caused by the absorption of Careers New Zealand…
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Charities, philanthropists, policy entrepreneurs, international companies and state schooling in Aotearoa (August 2017) John O’Neill with Connor Duffy and Sarojinie Fernando Massey University
This report has provided a preliminary sketch map to identify some of the emergent strategies, tactics, dispositions and…
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Charities, Philanthropists, Policy Entrepreneurs, International Companies and State Schooling in Aotearoa New Zealand
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Charter School fig leaf poster January 2013 Family time, beach time, down time… that’s the agenda for most of us right The government is happy with that. agenda – the dismantling of New Zealand’s public education system…
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Charter schools poster: Unwelcome imports (2014) Possums, gorse, white-tailed spiders, charter schools
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Charter schools public survey results (2013) (May 2013) PPTA survey of the NZ public 18 years and over: Charter schools results.
Survey conducted by MM Research
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Charter schools: an update (2015) 2015 Annual conference paper. This paper examines the extent of the failure of the charter school experiment to provide an improved alternative to the public education system in New Zealand.
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Children's Action Plan: Letter Nov 2014 Comment on policy proposals for safety checking regulations to be made under the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014
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Childrens Action Plan-Withdrawal Letter October 2015 Outlines the reasons for PPTA's withdrawal from working on this plan.
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Class size - Letter from Prof John-ONeill to Minister of Education (2012) The effects of class size on teaching and learning (Questions for oral answer, question 12, 8 February 2012)
... I have done you the courtesy of looking once more at Professor…
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Class size poster: How dense do you want them (2008) Poster from Class Size campaign 2008
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Class size presentation (2007) 2007 Annual conference. Presentation with Class size report. Why class size matters.
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Class size report (2007) 2007 Annual conference paper. Since 2006 PPTA has analysed data collected from secondary schools, commissioned research into parental expectations on class size and analysed the literature available on class sizes…
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