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Friday, November 24, 2017

Plan needed to address Auckland’s teacher crisis

Four education groups representing New Zealand’s principals and teachers will tomorrow announce their plan to turn around the Auckland teacher crisis.

Rotorua teacher shortage due to low pay and heavy workloads

Auckland teachers are moving to the regions to escape housing costs and long commute times, but there's still a shortage of educators for certain subjects.

Kaitaia principal Sue Arrell leaving after nine years in job

Staff and students at Kaitaia Intermediate School won't be celebrating the next round of holidays with the usual gusto.

Mixed reactions to Act Party’s teacher pay policy

The Act Party's teacher performance pay policy has attracted mixed reactions. Teachers' union NZEI Te Riu Roa says it is "out of touch" with what teachers want.

Glenfield principal moves to Long Bay after just 16 months

A North Shore principal has left "disappointment and initially anger" in his wake by moving on to a bigger school after just 18 months.

Sisters who went to Kereru School fight to restore roll

A countryside school where children play in the mud and climb trees is under threat of having its teaching resources halved.

Language expert: which languages will kids learn?

A languages expert is calling for a national debate on which languages children should learn under a new National Party policy to teach every child a second language.

Voluntary bonding scheme to be extended to Auckland teachers

Education Minister Nikki Kaye has confirmed that the voluntary bonding scheme will be extended to new teachers working in all Auckland schools.

Why does nobody know about the Voluntary Bonding Scheme?

The NZEI says the Government has been seemingly shy about promoting an existing bonding scheme, which could be an effective tool in easing shortages, particularly in Auckland.

Why I left teaching

John Laing's teaching career spanned almost 40 years, a lot of that spent as a rural primary teaching principal. Last year, after weathering so many changes in the education landscape, he decided he couldn't see a way to stay in the profession until retirement and maintain what work/life balance he'd managed to hold onto. In this article John reflects on some of the reasons that stacked up behind his decision to leave education.  

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Govt rejects secondary teacher pay rise proposal

The PPTA is disappointed at the Government's rejection of their proposal to increase secondary teachers' salaries by five per cent to help alleviate teacher shortage.