- Last Updated: 01 September 2017
The New Zealand Secondary Principals' Council (NZSPC) represents secondary and area school principals who are members of PPTA.
The independent voice of NZSPC reflects the unique role principals play in the education system - a voice that is often sought by educational bodies, policy makers and the media.
NZSPC also negotiates the Secondary Principals' Collective Agreement with the Ministry of Education on behalf of principal members. A PPTA advisory officer acts as advocate in conjunction with Council members on the negotiating team.
- Last Updated: 06 September 2017
Advice, support and representation is provided to principal members of PPTA / NZSPC as part of your membership fee.
This includes support with:
- Personal employment issues
- Personal professional issues
- Personal civil liability for health and safety issues
- Criminal charges/potential charges (including health and safety related).
- Specific management issues
- Professional support in relation to the principal’s role
For more information:
Phone 0800-4SECPC / 0800-473272
- Last Updated: 15 December 2017
A number of schools received an Official Information Act (OIA) request on Friday 24 November from Broadleaf Consulting. PPTA advice to principal (NZSPC) members follows:
Schools are subject to the provisions of the OIA
It is important to note that schools are subject to the provisions of the OIA and therefore need to respond to each of the request
Privacy is of utmost importance when deciding what information to provide
When deciding what information to provide in response to an OIA request it is of utmost importance to consider the privacy of individuals that are the subject of that request.
The PPTA consider that under section 9(2)(a) of the OIA, there is a significant risk that individuals who have been the subject to competence or conduct processes, or were terminated may be able to be identified.
Schools are tight-knit places and are the focal point of our communities, particularly those that have a small number of staff or in rural locations. The sharing of data in these circumstances may mean that information about their employment relationship which the teacher thought would be private would now be shared to an external organisation. This may breach the privacy of that individual.