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Secondary teachers reject third Govt offer

The PPTA has just announced that it has rejected the Government’s latest pay offer. This comes after the NZEI Te Riu Roa’s rejection last night of the latest Government offer, and signals that more strikes could be on the cards for both primary and secondary schools in 2019.

Eighteen and already making a difference to children with disabilities

At just eighteen years old, Hastings teacher aide, Willa Sophia Maguire-Harbrow, is doing amazing work supporting children with special needs at Kōwhai Special School.

“There are not enough teachers, full stop.”

A survey of secondary principals highlights worsening teacher shortages.

Male role models needed for education and social work careers

Ahead of International Men’s Day on Monday 19 November, a second-year Bachelor of Social Work student reflects why more men are needed in the social good sector.

What the minister of education forgot to tell you

Feilding Intermediate School principal Diane Crate knows everything can't be expected straight away but teachers are simply at a loss about how else to be heard.

“To say we are disappointed is an understatement”: Secondary teachers react to latest Govt...

Secondary teachers’ union PPTA says the Government’s latest offer does not go any way to solving the supply, retention and workload issues that are affecting the sector.

Australian primary leader: Teacher supply not the be-all and end-all

A Western Australian primary sector leader tells Jaylan Boyle that, although they’re not suffering from teacher shortages there, there are very different dynamics at play - and yet their experience can be instructive on this side of the Tasman.

Spotlight on new grads: Graduating back into the teaching profession

With self-motivation, hard work and the support of her family, Rohini Lal graduates with a Bachelor of Education (Teaching).

Teachers release strike plan details as ballot opens

Primary teachers have released details of their proposed regional strikes in November as a nine-day strike ballot begins tomorrow.

Ministry’s plan to fix teacher shortage is a “band-aid solution”

New plans to recruit overseas and graduate teachers to address the teacher shortage have been welcomed as a short-term measure, but the sector says fixing pay and conditions should be the Government’s first priority.
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