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Teaching Council fees announcement

After careful analysis of the feedback we received from the fee consultation, the Teaching Council Governing Board has decided to increase fees to $157 per annum. However, it is deferring the change to February 2021 when it will also begin moving to annual teacher certification. 

We are mindful of the need to reduce workload for teachers and professional leaders applying annually for certification. Work is already underway to streamline appraisal and endorsement processes and the launch of Hapori Matatū | Online Community, the new online system will simplify and expedite the process for applying for certification. Police vetting will continue to be undertaken every three years. We will work with the sector on a fit for purpose approach to reduce workload. Please click here to read more.

Latest newsletter hot off the virtual press!

In April's newsletter we talk COVID-19 and learning in lockdown. Click here to read.

Historic Abuse Allegations Against Teachers

A Royal Commission of inquiry is looking into what happened to children, young people and vulnerable adults in State and faith-based care in Aoteoroa New Zealand between the years 1950-99. Although they are not limited to that timeframe. As part of this inquiry, allegations may be made against teachers. 

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. 

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.