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.
April 12, 2017
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
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
Accelerated change in the senior secondary school (2011)
2011 Annual conference paper. At PPTA's 2010 annual conference, members called for a range of workload control measures to alleviate some of the demands of implementing the realigned achievement standards across three levels.
January 24, 2017
Adult Community Education Collective Agreement 2016-2019
Adult and Community Education (ACE) Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement 2016-2019
October 27, 2017
Advancing public education - Professor Martin Thrupp
(March 2017) Presentation to Issues and Organising seminar.
April 20, 2017
Advice on STCA Clause 5.4a (Call back days)
Advice on the application of STCA clause 5.4 Duties When Schools Are Not Open For Instruction
This clause is not about the nature of work done, but about the requirement to attend school or elsewhere when the school is not open for instruction.
January 9, 2018
Advice to secondary school principals regarding performance appraisal
(2011) The Secondary Principals’ Collective Agreement (SPCA), Part Four, outlines in some detail both the performance agreement and annual review processes required of principals by boards.
This review/appraisal process underpins a principal’s advancement and enhanced remuneration through the career structure for secondary school principals.
January 26, 2017
Advice, support and representation provided to NZSPC members
(August 2017) Advice, support and representation provided to principal members of PPTA as part of their membership fee.
Principal members are represented by the New Zealand Secondary Principals' Council (NZSPC)
September 1, 2017
Affirming diversity of sexualities and gender identities in the school community (2017)
(23 May 2017) This document provides guidance about making schools a safer and more inclusive place for students of diverse sexualities and gender identities. It outlines not only the school’s legal and ethical obligations, but also provides practical advice on how affirming diversity can be achieved.
March 20, 2018
Affirming diversity: inclusion for sexuality and gender minorities (2017)
2017 Annual conference paper. This paper updates members about the continued work of the Rainbow Taskforce. It includes a summary of the work of the group since it was formed in 1993 and makes suggestions for the next steps in our work to make schools more inclusive of minority genders and sexualities. Safe inclusive schools are important for the wellbeing of both teachers and students and the recommendations would have a significant impact on both. This paper discusses areas of concern and highlights the need for proactive leadership and best practice models that ensure schools are meeting the needs of their students and providing safe workplaces for staff.
September 12, 2017
Agreement on future employment processes involving Teach First NZ (2016)
Media Statement - Agreement on future employment processes involving the Teach First NZ programme (18 March 2016)
November 14, 2016
Alternatives to study leave for senior students: PPTA advice
This advice reminds members of existing policies and requirements in relation to several factors that need to be considered should a school wish to explore alternatives to senior study leave
March 10, 2017
An advanced qualifications pathway for secondary teachers (2007)
2007 Annual conference paper. It is one thing for governments to sing the praises of a highly qualified, highly skilled secondary teaching profession; it is another thing entirely to get them to pay for it. The professional learning landscape for teachers is littered with the debris of populist ideas, poorly implemented and done on the cheap. If the government is serious about its professed commitment to effective teaching, it will need to do more than talk about it.
June 21, 2017
Annual Conference papers
Papers presented to Annual Conference for debate and policy development. These papers have been developed by PPTA Executive and/or PPTA regions.
September 11, 2017
Appraisal using the standards and criteria (2016)
This more detailed document describes the relationship between the professional standards and registered teacher criteria and what schools need to know about these. There are some examples of how schools can get this wrong, and a checklist to make sure that they are being used correctly.
April 10, 2017
Area School Principals Collective Agreement (ASPCA) 2016-2019
The Area School Principals’ Collective Agreement sets out the conditions of employment, salary rates and rights and entitlements for PPTA principal members in area schools. The term of this agreement is 30 June 2016 to 29 June 2019.
August 24, 2017
Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement (ASTCA) 2016-2019
The Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement sets out the conditions of employment, salary rates and rights and entitlements for PPTA members in Area schools.
October 27, 2017
Area school newsletter no.4 (24 August 2017)
(28 August 2017) This is our fourth newsletter to area school members this year and follows those which (1) informed members of the paid union meetings to be held between March and May to discuss the issue of collective agreement coverage; (2) informed members how to access information given at the PUMs from the PPTA website and how to participate in the SurveyMonkey poll, and (3) notified members of the SurveyMonkey results.
August 28, 2017
Beginning Teachers' Handbook
(2017) The beginning and new teachers' handbook is a quick reference for new and beginning teachers in New Zealand secondary schools.
March 28, 2018
Behaviour Guidelines (2014)
These guidelines focus on a systems approach to behaviour management - identifying when they are effective and how they support teachers and students.
November 13, 2016
Behaviour Positive Learning and all that Jazz (2015)
A paper presented to the APBS 12th International Conference on Positive Behaviour Support, March 11-14, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts. This paper seeks to map the roots of Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) as a portfolio of initiatives in New Zealand schools and to investigate the unique ways it has grown.
November 13, 2016
Behaviour, behaviour, behaviour – It's a class act! (2014)
2014 Annual conference paper. After the 2013 Annual Conference expressed concern about the way PB4L and related initiatives were operating in schools, this paper explains how these behavioural initiatives are being implemented, describes some of the challenges in turning theory into effective practice and recommends PPTA adopt a set of behavioural guidelines to empower branches to have more say about how behaviour management frameworks operate in their schools.
February 10, 2017
Best practice behaviour management: A view from the literature
(2007) Written by Patty Towl for the NZPPTA
While this review is a small study by one researcher over six weeks, it found general agreement across all of the literature that teachers need an enhanced skill set to manage the challenging behaviour prevalent in New Zealand schools.
The review suggests that managing challenging student behaviour is not about personal competence; it is a school climate and professional development issue.
November 15, 2016
Better leading for better learning: Report of the middle leadership taskforce. (2017)
2017 Annual conference paper. This report is the final in a series of reports and papers by PPTA’s Middle Leadership Taskforce. It summarises the issues for middle leadership, and the work of the Taskforce to seek to address this. It also contains a section about the Workload Working Group 2016, and the ways in which that group’s recommendations are relevant to the issues for middle leadership.
August 18, 2017