- Last Updated: 18 October 2016
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: 08 December 2016
Media update on secondary education and union issues in the news, with the main focus on New Zealand.
This is our last issue for the year - take care and have a safe and enjoyable holiday break. See you in February 2017!
1. Charter schools' NCEA results massively overstated (audio)
2. Decision on Salisbury School delayed until next year
3. President's Message - NZPF
4. Charter school pass rates not in line with state schools
5. Nanogirl tour reaches 7500 across first three centres
6. Editorial: Schools wanting to ban sugary drinks need stronger Government backing
7. Creating a space for student voice in an educational evaluation (Research)
8. Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako: The Emergent Stage (Research)
9. PISA 2015: The science context for PISA (Research)
10. PISA 2015: New Zealand Summary Report (Research)
Charter schools NCEA results massively overstated (audio)
Alison Mau speaks with Angela Roberts from the PPTA about the documents obtained by Labour that show charter schools NCEA results have been inflated because they use a different methodology from other schools
Decision on Salisbury School delayed until next year
The battle over Nelson's Salisbury School looks set to continue into the new year.
School Chairman John Kane said in a statement that staff at the specialist residential school have been informed of a further delay from Education Minister Hekia Parata over her decision about whether or not to close the school.
President's Message - NZPF
Press Release: New Zealand Principals' Federation
We have arrived!! We have reached the end of the year! And even if we are a bit shaken from earthquakes and other bombshells like the Prime Minister resigning, the sky has not fallen in and YAY! Christmas holidays are just around the corner.
- Last Updated: 18 August 2016
A brief introduction to the government’s proposed global budget bulk funding model for New Zealand schools
Salary bulk funding is a single pool of money from which salaries and other costs have to be met.
Within that one budget teachers can be ‘cashed-up’.
Bulk funding is not about who sets salary rates, whether there is a collective agreement or whether the salaries are paid centrally or directly by schools. There may be impacts on these of a bulk funding model, but it is about whether schools have to make choices between teaching positions or money.
The global budget model is bulk funding. There would be a single pool of money for schools from which they are to pay salary and other costs. Within that one budget teaching positions can be ‘cashed-up’.
The government's renewed attempt to propose bulk funding would mean all staffing and school operational funding would be delivered to schools on a per-student basis in the form of cash and “credits” for staffing.