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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.

Equal pay claims roll out to mental health, teacher aides, social workers and now...

Part-time high school teachers have become the latest group to lodge an equal pay claim, as the effects of this week's 20 per cent-plus pay rise for caregivers roll out to other female-dominated groups.

Addressing the teacher shortage – Ministry’s measures not enough

In December, the government announced a new package to address teacher shortages. But as principals look further afield to staff their schools, will these measures be enough, and what effect might they already have on those deciding to enter the profession? MELISSA WASTNEY reports.

Marsden School teacher to represent NZ in global research

Margaret Adeane, Academic Director at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, has been selected to represent New Zealand in an exciting new initiative to undertake action research projects for girls’ schools across the globe. Adeane will be...

Principals are more stressed than ever, survey shows

Teacher shortage is thought to be a contributing factor to the increasing number of principals showing significant signs of distress as a result of their job.

The big debate: performance pay for teachers

Education Review considers different opinions on the Ministry of Education’s controversial ‘performance pay for teachers’ initiative.

Primary teachers and principals reject Government’s latest settlement offer

Primary teachers and principals have rejected the Government's latest offers of settlement, saying it does not address the teacher shortage that is at "crisis point".

New Zealand’s primary school leaders experiencing high rates of physical violence

Primary school leaders experience physical violence at 10 times the rate of the general population, a health and wellbeing survey has found.

Govt will act on teacher shortage crisis before Christmas – Hipkins

The new Labour-led Government plans a package of measures before Christmas to overcome teacher shortages which have hit record levels in Auckland primary schools.

Secondary principals to vote on industrial action

Secondary principals today walked away from negotiations with the government.


The Privacy Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 26 June...

Notifiable privacy breaches The main thing to consider is that the legal requirements of responding to a privacy breach are changing. The new Act will...