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

2017 August PPTA News party education policies PPTA News asked political parties how they would respond to the big issues in education as part of a government.
This table is shows PPTA’s summary of longer answers provided by each party.
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August 16, 2017 16/08/17
2017 Ngā Manu Kōrero speech topics Ngā Manu Kōrero topics Māori and English
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March 21, 2017 21/03/17
2017 PPTA News April (vol.38 no.2) Working with the people who matter most - President's viewpoint p.3;
Morning teas a #Winning formula p.4;
Professionals gather to advance public education (Issues and Organising seminar) p.5;
Staunch activist stands up for the most vulnerable (Trevor Wilson) p.6;
Students may miss out as staffing schools get harder p.8;
Trusting teaching and prioritising teachers' wellbeing (ISTP) p.9;
School, iwi and community join forces for students (Taihape Area School) p.10;
Something to stand up for (Alternative education Wainuiomata Rangatahi Learning Centre) p.12;
2017 Maori Teachers’ Conference p.14;
A commitment to social justice and workers rights (Obituary Gunther Warner) p.15;
“Lightbulb moment” with staff at morning tea (Howick College) p.16;
Charter schools and tino rangatiratanga? Please... (Morgan Godfrey) p. 17;
Contemplations from the classroom (Roger Gregory) p. 18;
Supporting our colleagues in precarious employment - Out in the Field p.19;
Updates - Communities of Learning survey; Education Council fee increase p. 20.
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May 2, 2017 02/05/17
2017 PPTA News August (vol.38 no.5) The August edition of PPTA News: the magazine for New Zealand secondary teachers.

Table of contents:

Working with the people who matter most - President's viewpoint p.3;
Albany Senior High School - advocating for the next generation of teachers p.4;
Community support breaks down learning barriers p.5;
Transforming Maori education - Maori Teachers' Conference p.6-7;
Schools and principals stronger together - new NZSPC chair p.8;
Kicking off the first New Zealand Teachers' Games p.9;
Housing, job security and education - the big issues for young workers p.10;
PPTA members quiz candidates p.11;
Education policies - we asked, they answered p. 12-13;
Social investment and education funding models (guest column Bill Rosenberg) p.14;
Focus on education - PPTA election resources p.15;
Part time teachers take a case for equality p;16;
Technology, plagiarism software and school libraries p.17;
New Zealand secondary schools and your child (author interview with Bali Haque) p.18;
Always check your payslip (out in the field) p.19;
PPTA annual conference and executive elections p.20
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August 14, 2017 14/08/17
2017 PPTA News February-March (vol.38 no.1) The cost of change for change's sake - President's viewpoint p.3;
Bulk funding - gone by morning tea time p.4;
Introducing the new faces of PPTA p.5;
Excessive teacher workload is hurting students p.6-7;
Dealing in students' "musical currency" p.8;
An inspiring mentor for younger women - obituary, Helen Ryburn p.10;
The boss that always cared - obituary, Colin Moore - p.11;
The commodification of kids - online schools in the US - p.12;
Speaking truth to power (select committee submissions) p.13;
New graduates - keep an eye on your entitlements - Out in the Field p.14;
Looking out for the new kids - support for beginning teachers p.15;
Taking on the tiger teachers - book review p.16;
Compulsory English in schools - satire p.17;
Looking Forward Looking Back - NETs conference p.20.
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April 4, 2017 04/04/17
2017 PPTA News July (vol.38 no.4) The July edition of PPTA News: the magazine of New Zealand secondary teachers.

Table of contents

Education isn't an island - President's viewpoint p.3;
Mental health teaching resources to receive upgrade p.4-5;
Joint taskforce investigates secondary workload issues p.6;
Rebalancing secondary teacher workload p.7;
Creating safe schools, workplaces and communities (Pink Shirt Day) p.8;
Defending public education (guest column Martin Thrupp) p.9;
When teaching is in the blood (Buller High School) p.10-11;
Dyslexia as a teaching tool p.12-13;
Obituary - Ken Havill p.14;
About tax - paying for education and public services (book excerpt -Progressive Thinking) p.15;
Demystifying the headline grabbing test results (book review - The Global Education Race) p.16;
Retraining to teach (guest column - Dave Armstrong) p.17;
Letters to the editor p.18;
Units and middle management allowances (out in the field) p.19;
Education and the election p.20

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July 5, 2017 05/07/17
2017 PPTA News May June (vol. 38 no.3) Contents include:
Raising the status of teachers - President's viewpoint p.3;
Teaching teens to take part in political decisions (civics education) p.4;
An education wish-list for election 2017 p.5;
Looking Forward, Looking Back - sharing experiences (NETs conference highlights) p.6-7;
The Promise to New Teachers - schools commit to end use of illegal temporary contracts p.8;
13 Reasons Why - conversations around suicide p.9;
Infectious love of science leads to student success (Onslow College) p.10-11;
Collaboration breaks down barriers to university (Tokoroa High School) p.12-13;
How PPTA became involved in health and safety training p.14 -15;
Women's Network and Area School PUMs updates p. 16;
The bathroom battle is a front for intolerance (guest column by Lizzie Marvelly) p.17;
Gold for New Zealand educators (Disobedient Teaching book review) p.18;
Timetabling changes (Out in the Field) p.19;
NZCTU Women's Conference p.20.
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July 5, 2017 05/07/17
2017 PPTA News May June (vol.38 no.3) The May/June 2017 issue of PPTA News: the magazine of New Zealand secondary teachers. Raising the status of teachers (president's viewpoint); civics education, The Promise to New Teachers, Onslow College science success, Tokoroa High School/Waikato University partnership, Lizzie Marvelly writes on the 'bathroom battle' and more...
July 5, 2017 05/07/17
2017 PPTA News November-December (vol.38 no.7) The November December issue of PPTA News: the magazine for New Zealand secondary teachers.

Table of contents:

Time for teachers to secure their own oxygen masks - President's viewpoint p.3;
Students make te reo visible through clothing p.4;
Let's do...what? (members discuss new govt) p.5;
Correspondence School's corporate turn could hurt p.6;
Real Word Ready - author interview p.7;
Affirmation for specialists through service increment - p.8;
Holiday entitlements p.9;
Grassroots political engagement p.10;
Northland community asks the tough questions p.11;
2017 PPTA annual conference p.12-13;
Making equality reality p.14;
Is the twitterverse teaching or harming our students? p.15;
New staff happy to call NZ home p.16;
Collaborating on digital assessment transformation p.17;
Surplus staffing - when your school has a falling roll (out in the field) p.18;
Chalkdust - a look into PPTA's past p.19;
Leaving teaching survey p.20.

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November 14, 2017 14/11/17
2017 PPTA News September October (vol 38. no.6) The September October edition of PPTA News: the magazine for New Zealand secondary teachers.

Table of contents:
It's all about the kids...and the teachers - President's viewpoint p.3;
Charter schools fail to make the grade p.4;
PPTA part-time equal pay claimants ready for court p.5;
Standing up - the faces of our equal pay campaign p.6-7;
Equal pay, all the way - support for our part-time teachers p.8-9;
Teachers and te reo p.10-11;
Housing, job security and education - the big issues for young Flexible timetables work well with consultation p.12;
Out in the Field - the timetabling edition p.13;
Bay of Islands College's 'got it made' with trade award p.14;
Principals concerned pay not attracting teachers p.15;
Hobbies, remuneration and middle leadership (letters) p.16;
Supporting workers and women (UnionAID raffle) p;17;
Farewell to a principled, caring and collaborative leader (obituary - Peter Allen) p.18;
The power of a collective agreement p.19;
Always check your payslip (out in the field) p.19;
Induction and mentoring support p.20;
Leaving teaching survey p. 20.
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September 25, 2017 25/09/17
2018 PPTA News February March (vol 39. no.1) The February March edition of PPTA News: the magazine of New Zealand secondary teachers.

Table of contents:

Our pay and the conditions of our employment - President's viewpoint p.3;
PPTA joins 21st century with online membership p.4;
Teachers parade with pride p.4;
Unions engaging with sustainable development p.5;
NCEA workload and review p.6-7;
Backing public education by ending charter schools p.8;
Bring out the Best campaign p.9-11;
Democracy returns to education council p.12-13;
Guy Allan award - Chris Bangs p.14;
Education Hub Q and A p.15;
New Year, new changes - Out in the Field p.16;
School camps and field trips - know your entitlements p.17;
Letters to the editor p.18-19
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March 13, 2018 13/03/18
2018 Review of NCEA (presentation notes) (August 2017) PPTA has been talking with groups of members about the upcoming review of NCEA. This is one of the presentations that has been used.
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August 23, 2017 23/08/17
2018 Subject Association Forum registration form 2018 Subject Association Forum registration form
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March 7, 2018 07/03/18
80, 15, 5 percent: What we know; what they need… (2009) 2009 Annual conference paper. The challenge is to try and get the best value we can for professional support for teachers and funding for schools to work proactively with the bulk of our students, while lobbying and monitoring the government to commit badly-needed funding and resources to the development of specialist services for children and young people with conduct problems. Despite an extremely positive and proven cost-benefi t ratio for early intervention into conduct problems, our system continues to be fragmented, under-staffed, under-qualifi ed and under-funded.
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January 19, 2017 19/01/17
A Civilised Society - the bulk funding battle A Civilised Society is a documentary directed by Alister Barry - it's a story about the battle of ordinary New Zealanders against education policies such as bulk funding and individual contracts, policies they believed would wreak havoc in education
December 12, 2016 12/12/16
A hierarchy of inequality – The decile divide (2013) 2013 Annual conference paper from the Waikato region. There are concerns about use of the decile system for other purposes. Set up as a mechanism to provide targeted funding for students facing significant barriers to learning, the rating has become mixed up with academic performance of schools in league tables and a marketing tool for schools. Parents are often going to considerable lengths to ensure their children access high decile schools, often at considerable sacrifice, in the belief that this is synonymous with ‘good’ schools.
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April 19, 2017 19/04/17
A level playing field? The importance of local funding in financing secondary schools (2012) 2012 Annual conference paper from the Waikato Region. In 2003 a PPTA annual conference paper examined how government underfunding affected secondary schools’ capacity to deliver on their core functions, restricting their ability to create an optimal learning environment. The main thrust of the paper was that there was a need to match government funding to the true costs of education in order to deliver a high quality public education. The paper clearly pointed out the inadequacy of the Operations Grant in a changing environment of rising costs and the unhelpful pressure on schools to supplement government funding with other revenue and income sources.
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January 17, 2018 17/01/18
A needs-based model of resourcing — time for a national discussion? (2014) 2014 Annual conference paper. This paper explores what “needs-based” could mean in terms of the totality of school resourcing and recommends PPTA seek to work with other organisations to initiate discussions on how the state and integrated schools system could be resourced within a needs-based framework.
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April 19, 2017 19/04/17
A policy development or review process: About Time toolkit 2013 Section 7. The following steps should assist in situations where a school either has no timetabling policy – or it is undergoing a review.
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July 26, 2017 26/07/17
ASTCA 2016 Terms of settlement Terms of settlement of the 2016-2019 Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement
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December 14, 2016 14/12/16
ASTCA 2016-2019 Part 2 Terms of employment: 2.2 Appointments Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement appointment process for teachers.
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November 12, 2016 12/11/16
ASTCA Part Four Hours of Work: About Time toolkit Appendix 4 Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement Part Four - Maximum Timetabled Classroom Teaching Time
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July 26, 2017 26/07/17
ASTCA workload entitlements pamphlet (2013) The terms and conditions of employment for PPTA Te Wehengarua members in area schools, are set out in the Area School Teachers Collective Agreement (ASTCA). These terms and conditions include your workload entitlements.
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April 12, 2017 12/04/17
About PPTA PPTA Te Wehengarua is the professional association and union of teachers and principals committed to improving secondary education for New Zealand students.
January 16, 2018 16/01/18
Academics put heat on half-baked reactions The political and media stir caused by professor John Hattie's research on student achievement has prompted a group of academics to look closely at his work. The authors were particularly concerned that politicians might use Hattie's work to justify ill-informed policy decisions.
October 27, 2017 27/10/17