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Matatū August

Read our newsletter for August with FAQs on the latst appraisal update, the latest on Hapori Matatū | Online Community and Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori resources.

Recent law changes affect teachers

Changes to the rules about how educators and agencies share children's personal information came into effect July 1. The changes introduce new rules about sharing information and collaborating to mitigate the risk of harm and address the effects of family violence. Read guidance to understand how to share children's personal information safely within the law and in the best interests of tamariki.

Matatū June

Check out new Tapasā resources, read the latest appraisal update and meet your new board members!

Teaching Today podcast 2019 episode 2: Nurturing Pacific culture and engaging with whānau and the community

Find out how the teachers at Toru Fetū Kindergarten in Porirua nurture strong language and cultural identity in their learners and have become the heart of the local community.

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.

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.