Haratua | Mei  | May

It’s May already! The months have been flying by in what has been a very busy and eventful year to date.   

I would like to thank everyone who provided their feedback on the proposed changes to the Teaching Council Rules 2016 last month. If you’d like, you can watch a short video where I talk about these changes and why we’re proposing them. The Teaching Council Governing Council is now reviewing all feedback before making a decision on changes to the Rules. 

In addition, we recently produced a video where I answer some of your questions. Please take a look! And remember, to keep your questions coming in at feedback@teachingcouncil.nz as we’ll have more Q&A videos like this to come.


Winter is drawing closer. So as the temperature starts to dip I hope you'll stay warm and well.  

Lesley Hoskin, 
Tāhūhū Rangapū | Chief Executive
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Policy dashboard
There have been several policy issues identified since the last edition of Matatū. Some examples include the Te Tiriti-based policy framework and an update of Council guidelines for induction and mentoring.

You can find the most up-to-date version of the policy dashboard here.
Schools Pride Week Aotearoa 2023

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We'd like to thank Taika Waititi for sharing his story and helping spread awareness of Unteach Racism. What's next? Keep watching this space!
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