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Matatū September

Spring is the quintessential time for fresh starts and growth - and we've got a lot of hard mahi going on to refresh and make things better for teachers. Read about the great strides made in re-imagining appraisal, improving the regulatory framework for physical restraint and our new online services. 

New police vetting timeframes

Vetting requests for teachers will now be processed in the standard 20 working days or more following the expiration of our expedited vetting service agreement with Police.  We encourage you to please submit your application for renewal as soon as possible. 

Teaching Today podcast 2019 episode 3: induction and mentoring

Hear the stories of two provisionally certificated early childhood teachers ready to leave the profession and why they chose to stay (spoiler alert: caring, supportive and effective mentoring).

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. 

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.

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.