The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (formerly Education Council) responds to criticism of the Teacher Education Refresh programme.
The principal of one of Auckland's most exclusive private girls' schools has resigned suddenly just as school is set to return for the year, and after just four terms in the job.
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.
A teacher with 12 years' experience who has lived in New Zealand for more than 20 years can't get registered because the Education Council still considers her to be a migrant who needs to prove her English is up to scratch.
The Government aims to recruit at least 400 teachers from overseas to fill desperate shortages in schools at the beginning of next year.
University of Auckland's head of Initial Teacher Education FIONA ELL says we need a better understanding of how to best prepare new teachers - and the funding to match.