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Take part in a learning exchange with Australian educators

The Council has been working with Social Ventures Australia with the aim of creating a 'learning partnerhsip' with education neighbours across the ditch. Centres and schools are invited to host a group of Australian educators to listen and share learning with New Zealand teachers during the period of September 16 to September 30, 2019. 

Submission on the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Teaching Council and Te Akatea (the New Zealand Māori Principals’ Association) have made a joint submission to the UN on the declaration. Read the submission and learn more about the declaration.

The passing of Te Reo Māori Professor James Te Wharehuia Milroy QSO

It is with sadness that the Teaching Council notes the death of the respected academic and champion of te reo Māori professor.

Teaching Today podcast 2019 episode 1: Myth-busting appraisal out now!

The first episode of the 2019 season is a myth busting special! We bust some misconceptions about the appraisal process and explain how effective appraisal is a lever that drives up best practice in teaching and why it's teachers and learners who reap the benefits. 

Matatū April 

In the lastest newsletter see what new workshops are available, see messages of aroha for Christchurch teachers and board election results.

Give Nothing to Racism - resources for our teachers

The teaching profession is in a unique position as leaders and changemakers of society; we know you are committed to ensuring our tamariki and rangatahi are supported to feel, think, feel and behave in inclusive ways. 

Submission on the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce Report

The Teaching Council has written a submission on the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce Report: Our Schooling Futures, Stronger Together | Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini.  Last month we asked teachers to tell us their views on the Taskforce’s proposals and we used these views to inform our submission. 

Teaching Council election results

Teachers across the country have elected seven members of the new Council Board. The next step is for the Education Minister to appoint a further six members. The new Board will be in place on 1 July 2019.

All teachers can now renew full practising certificates online (EC30)

The online renewal process is fast and efficient for teachers and leaders in early childhood education (ECE), primary and secondary schools.

Are you a beginning teacher looking for a mentor? Or an experienced teacher interested in becoming a mentor?

Applications for our Tuakana Teina programme are now open for 2019, with mentoring available for the full academic year. The programme aims to match experienced pou tautoko/mentor teachers with Provisionally Certified Teachers/Beginning Teachers to help them to progress towards Full Certification. 

Information for secondary teachers about fees and the collective agreement

The payment of fees by the Secretary of Education was agreed upon for the term of the Secondary Teachers Collective Agreement only. As such, fees for a practising certificate that expired after 31 October 2018 are payable by individual teachers.

Register for a workshop Moving on with Our Code, Our Standards

Join us for our upcoming workshops where you can discuss what you have accomplished with the Code and Standards so far, deepen your understandings, and review appraisal systems to ensure they are valuable, manageable and learner-centered. Register for an English or Māori medium workshop.