News & Media
Teachers parade with pride
Liz Robinson - February 16, 2018
For the first time, early childhood, primary and secondary teachers will be marching together in the Auckland Pride Parade.Read more
Charter school removal a great day for students, teachers and parents
Liz Robinson - February 9, 2018
Students, teachers and parents will all benefit from the government’s decision to back public education in New Zealand by removing the legislation that created charter schools.Read more
Democracy returns to Education Council at last
Liz Robinson - January 30, 2018
Secondary teachers are starting the new school year with the good news that democracy is being restored to the Education Council. Teachers will again have the right to elect their own representatives. PPTA and teachers around the country have been campaigning since 2014 against the previous government’s decision to remove elected positions from the council.Read more
Pigeonhole - PPTA blog
Supply package – a few drops of water on the parched lawn
Jane Benefield - December 13, 2017
While the package that Hipkins announced this morning as a boost to teacher recruitment will help a bit to address the shortfall of secondary school teachers the length and breadth of the county, it is nowhere near enough.
Some help to fix secondary teacher shortages
Liz Robinson - December 13, 2017
The Labour-led government’s package to address teacher shortages is welcomed by secondary teachers around the country.Read more
Viewpoint from the President
It’s time to enjoy a welcome wind down after a crazily busy and pressured year
Jack Boyle - December 12, 2017
Wishing you all a safe and restful festive season.
Pigeonhole - PPTA blog
A parting gift from Parata: what does the new part 1AA of the Education Act mean?
Tom Haig - December 4, 2017
One of the last things the previous government did in education was make some fairly significant changes to the Education Act. Many of the implications of this are yet to sink in.
Possibly the most important of these is the new part 1AA.
PPTA News the magazine
Chalkdust - 1987 through the eyes of the PPTA News
- November 23, 2017
Teachers on the streets, nuclear hype and fighting for the women’s officer position.Read more