Post Primary Teachers' Association (PPTA)

The PPTA can help with health and safety, human resources, achievement Māori education, leadership and legal issues. You need to be a member to access their services.

PPTA contributes to secondary and technical education by supporting its members individually and collectively, and by affirming and advancing Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Expertise and support

  • Regional Field Officers specialise in employment issues but can also assist with other issues.
  • National Office Advisory Officers have expertise in all facets of secondary education.
  • Workshops in areas including: appraisal and attestation, health and safety, change management, EEO and human rights obligations, Treaty of Waitangi training, timetabling, teacher relationships with students, leadership training (courses for principals and staff trustees).
  • Secondary Principals’ Council can provide confidential support to other principals and a committee of senior managers who can also support schools in difficulty.

How to get support

Key networks

  • Te Huarahi (national body of Māori teachers)
  • Komiti Pasifika
  • ICT advisory committee
  • Rainbow teachers
  • Earthquake Recovery Taskforce
  • Network of establishing teachers
  • Senior positions advisory committee
  • PPTA women’s network

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