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October | Whiringa-ā-nuku | Oketopa
CE welcome
The Terenga Huihuinga Rauhuia Symposia Series
How to renew your practising certificate
Update on ITE Programme Requirements
BeTTER Jobs Programme (MoE)
Ngā Tikanga Matatika | The Code of Professional Responsibility
Unteach Racism
Policy dashboard
Miromiro our chatbot!

Kia ora koutou,

It’s nearly Christmas! By then, I’m sure it will feel like the year has flown by.

I have news – we are offering our first two leadership development opportunities for all teachers, regardless of role or sector. This principle sits at the heart of the Leadership Strategy and Rauhuia | Leadership space. We have some great speakers lined up – be sure to sign-up, using the information below.

The series starts by looking at mana, which sits at the heart of leadership.
The Terenga Huihuinga Rauhuia | Leadership Symposia Series starts on October 18. To learn more about Rauhuia, I recommend looking at the pages on our website, or by watching this short video by Robyn Baker, the newly appointed Chair of the Teaching Council, who was deeply involved in the creation of the Leadership Strategy.

Another great resource is this video featuring Ripeka Lessels and Frances Nelson which describes how Rauhuia came to life. You can learn more about this month's symposium in the article below. I'm certainly looking forward to it and I hope to see you there. Until then, I hope the start of the new term gets off to a great start for you all, and for all you hard-working ECE kaiako, keep up the great mahi! The end of the year is coming (fast)!

Noho ora mai

Lesley Hoskin
Tāhuhu Rangapū | Chief Executive
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Terenga Huihuinga Rauhuia | Leadership Symposia series

When you think about leadership, who comes to mind? Does that person have a specific set of capabilities that make them a leader, do they demonstrate ways of thinking and working that encourage others to follow? The Teaching Council sees all members of the profession as leaders and through Rauhuia, aims to encourage all members to realise their own leadership capabilities.
The Terenga Huihuinga Rauhuia | Leadership Symposia series has been designed for all teachers and provides an opportunity to start a conversation about leadership, in, of and for the communities we serve. 
Our first symposium is based around the concepts of Tino Rangatiratanga and Mana Motuhake.
Session 1: TINO RANGATIRATANGA ME TE MANA MOTUHAKE - leaders make decisions about how to flourish in their context. Individual and community rights, professional, personal, cultural, and spiritual identities are protected.
Guest Speakers: Pānia Papa and Hans Tiakiwai
Date: Tuesday 18 October 2022.
Time: 4:00pm - 5.30pm
Location: Online ZOOM
Click here to register for session one
For more details on the Rauhuia | Leadership Symposia Series, visit our website.
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How to renew your practising certificate

"What do I need to renew my practising certificate?" It's a question that we see and hear a lot. So, to help, you can find the full list of what's needed on this page at our website.

Remember! You can apply to renew your practising certificate up to three months before its expiry date, but applications received earlier than this can't be processed.

Once you've got everything ready, you can apply for your renewal on Hapori Matatū.
If you need help logging into Hapori Matatū, or if you're a first-time applicant and need an ESL account, take a look at this helpful video!
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Update on ITE programme requirements 

In July 2019 we signalled the publication of the Initial Teacher Education Programme Approval, Monitoring and Review Requirements for English medium programmes. Māori medium programmes will be approved under a kaupapa Māori framework.  

If you have a student teacher this year, or are thinking you would like a student teacher to join your school, centre, or kura, why not get in touch with one of the ITE providers across Aotearoa? If you have ideas, feedback, or you are not sure who to talk to in ITE regionally, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at and we can help to connect you.   
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The BeTTER Jobs Programme

Last year the Ministry of Education launched a brokerage scheme called the Beginning Teacher Vacancy Support scheme (BTVS) to assist beginning teachers find their first job at schools that were impacted by the Public Health Order. We are expanding this scheme for beginning teachers (BeT) and those who have recently completed the Teacher Education Refresh (TER) modules - the BeTTER Jobs Programme. If you have completed your ITE or TER this year, you may qualify for financial support and payments towards your student loan. To register, click the button below or contact the team at if you have any questions. 
Click here to register for the BeTTER Jobs Programme
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Examples in practice - Ngā Tikanga Matatika | The Code of Professional Responsibility

This is the fourth scenario in our Examples in Practice - Ngā Tikanga Matatika | The Code of Professional Responsibility series. To read the guide on what constitutes misconduct or misconduct, click the button below.

What is misconduct or serious misconduct?

Scenario 4:   

It is the beginning of the school year and a pōwhiri is taking place for new staff, tamariki, and whānau. The day before the pōwhiri, at a teacher-only day, a local kaumātua is leading the staff through the pōwhiri process and explaining appropriate tikanga. Once the kaumātua leaves the room, a teacher is audibly heard whispering to staff sitting around him, “what a waste of time, all this Māori s***, I’ll sit where I want to not where I am told...”    

What do you think could be potential breaches Ngā Tikanga Matatika | the Code related to the scenario?
What are your thoughts? Is this misconduct, or serious misconduct? Think about your reasons why/why not.

Example of an outcome for this scenario: 
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Unteach Racism

As teachers, you have a unique opportunity to help unteach racism in Aotearoa New Zealand. Start your Unteach Racism journey now with the four steps at the button below!

Start your Unteach Racism journey here
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Policy Dashboard

The Policy Dashboard provides an overview of recent Teaching Council policy development, the wider education sector policy development and law reform, by providing a snapshot of policies, submissions, analysis, and recommendations. This is one of the important roles we play, on behalf of the profession. Please click on the link below to see the September dashboard.
Click here to see the dashboard
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