PPTA Te Wehengarua is a bicultural organisation and has a bicultural structure. Members can join the Maori electoral role, be elected to te reo ā rohe regional positions and stand for election to the national Te Huarahi Māori Motuhake positions.
Ngā Manu Kōrero National Secondary School Speech Contests are sponsored by PPTA.
The National Kapa Haka secondary school competitions are supported by PPTA.
2017 Ngā Manu Kōrero National Secondary School Speech Contest
The national secondary speech contests are now entering their 52nd year and the national finals this year will be hosted by Ngā Manu Kōrero 2017 ki Taranaki at TSB Stadium, Mason Drive, New Plymouth on Wednesday 20, Thursday 21 and Friday 22 September 2017.
The booklet attached to the top of this page contains background information about organising the 2017 speech contests at school and regional levels, information relating to the national finals and a check-list of key dates and contact addresses.
Relief teacher funding for Ngā Manu Kōrero
National entitlement of 350 relief teacher days available
Under the provisions of the Secondary Teachers' Employment Agreement s3.6, a national entitlement of 350 relief teacher days is available to administer the Ngā Manu Kōrero contests.
Payment may only be made to boards that have applied through the process below. Payments cannot be made to organising committees or other bodies.
Consultation with the local Ngā Manu Kōrero organising committee must take place before an application is made.
The board sends their application to the PPTA. The application should include:
- dates and location of the competitions
- the names of the teachers requiring leave for attendance.
The PPTA receive and assess all applications, then pass on their recommendation to the Ministry of Education.
The Ministry of Education gives approval.
The Resourcing Division processes the application, and sends payment to the approved school.
Send applications to:
PO Box 2119
Attn: Te Makao Bowkett, Apiha Māori
Māori teachers' conference
This major national event is held in July of every year. The conference is aimed at Māori teachers working across the curriculum, including guidance counsellors and transition teachers, teachers of Te Reo Māori and teachers involved in Māori medium education.
Māori Immersion Teachers Allowance (MITA)
Under the terms of the Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement (STCA) and the Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement (ASTCA) the following applies:
4.18.1 All full-time teachers required to use Te Reo Māori in approved Māori immersion programmes for at least six hours per week, in approved Māori immersion programmes at levels 1, 2 or 3 shall receive an allowance based on the equivalent value of one unit per annum as established by 4.1.1.C. this allowance shall be pro-rated for part time teachers (based on the teacher's total hours).
4.18.2 The employer shall attest to the eligibility of the teachers for this allowance according to the Ministry of Education's Māori language resourcing criteria.
3.14.1 All teachers required to use te Reo Māori for at least six hours per week in approved Māori immersion programmes at levels 1, 2 or 3 shall receive an allowance of $4,000 per annum. This allowance shall be pro-rated for part time teachers (based on the teacher’s total hours).
3.14.2 From the start of the 2017 school year, all teachers required to use te Reo Māori for at least six hours per week in approved Māori immersion programmes at level 1, who have more than three continuous years’ service teaching in level 1 Māori immersion classes shall receive an additional allowance of $2,000 per annum. This is in addition to the allowance described in clause 3.14.1. This allowance shall be pro-rated for part time teachers (based on the teacher’s total hours).
3.14.3 From the start of the 2017 school year, for all teachers required to use te Reo Māori for at least six hours per week in approved Māori immersion programmes at level 1, who have more than six continuous years’ service teaching in level 1 Māori immersion classes, the additional allowance described in clause 3.14.2 shall increase to $4,000 per annum. This is in addition to the allowance described in clause 3.14.1. This allowance shall be pro-rated for teachers who teach Māori immersion classes part-time (based on the teacher’s total hours).
3.14.4 The employer shall attest to the eligibility of teachers for these allowances according to the level of te Reo Māori immersion i.e. the proportion of the curriculum taught in te Reo Māori, outlined below:
(a) Level one - 81–100% of the total time
(b) Level two - 51–80% of the total time
(c) Level three - 31–50% of the total time.
3.14.5 For clarity continuous service for the payment of the allowance in clauses 3.14.2 and 3.14.3 above shall be interrupted but not broken by any periods of unpaid leave and/or breaks in teaching service and/or teaching service in classes other than Māori immersion level one.
Members who meet the criteria are therefore encourage to complete the Novopay Schools' payroll service form with signed authorisation from your Principal or nominated signatory and
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