Kia ora
Here is your March update from the Teaching Council.

The Teaching Council extends condolences to everyone affected by the attack on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday 15 March.

We've heard stories of how teachers kept learners safe and calm during the lock down of schools, centres and kura.

We thank teachers and educators for their leadership in supporting learners during this stressful time and acknowledge their dedication, resilience and duty of care.

Send your aroha to the education community in Christchurch

The Council is compiling a digital book of aroha with messages from teachers around the country.

We invite you to write your message of solidarity, encouragement and care and we'll share it on your behalf, with the education community in Christchurch, who are dealing with the aftermath and grief of the devastating attack. Share your message here.

Vote for your sector candidate in the Council Board elections - to date less than 3% of registered teachers have voted.
  • It’s not too late to have your say in who represents you on your professional body!
  • The elections email containing instructions for voting online, and a unique access code and password is being emailed again today to registered teachers who have not voted.
  • Look for an email from info@electionservices with the subject line ‘Reminder to vote: Teaching Council 2019 Elections’ - check all your email addresses, and look in your junk and spam folders.
  • Remember you can vote only in the sector in which you are currently, or were most recently working.
Click for candidate profiles and election information
What does the Teaching Council and Board do?
Kaiarotake Matua, Haepapa Ngaio
Te Whanganui-ā-Tara. Tūranga Pūmau.
  • E ngākaunui ana koe ki te pupuri tonu i ngā paerewa kounga mō ngā Kaiako katoa o Aotearoa?
  • E taea rānei ana e koe te whakahaere i tētahi ohu kaiarotake paku e whakarato tohu ana, i roto i tētehi taiao pukumahi?
  • E whai ana mātou i tētahi kaiārahi e matatau ana ki ngā ariā whakaako, ko te painga atu mēnā he kōrero Māori, ā, e tau ana te mahi ki roto i ngā Tikanga Māori.
Mō ētahi kōrero anō me tētahi Whakaahua Mahi, tēnā haere ki:
Lead Evaluator, Professional Responsibility
Wellington Based.  Permanent
  • Are you passionate about maintaining high standards of teaching for all teachers in New Zealand?
  • Can you lead a small team of evaluators providing advice in a high paced environment?
  • We are looking for a strong pedagogical leader with a preference for someone who is fluent in te reo and who is comfortable working in a Tikanga Māori context.
For further information and a copy of the Job Description, please go to:

Induction and mentoring funding 2019

Are you a provisionally certificated part-time or relief teacher, or an itinerant teacher of music?

If so, the Teaching Council can offer funding to cover the costs of a mentor for your induction and mentoring programme.

Applications are open for 2019, with funding available for the full academic year. The mentor must be based at one of the schools or centres you currently teach in.

Read the Memorandum of Understanding on our website to find out if you are eligible, or email us at: for more information.

The Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards close soon
The awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding work being done in early learning services, kōhanga reo, schools and kura to support children and young people to succeed.

Submit your entry now at Entries close on 5 April 2019.
Join us for our new Code and Standards workshops

Our new Moving on with Our Code, Our Standards workshops are for all teachers and professional leaders in early childhood centres, primary and secondary settings.

The workshops are an opportunity for you to discuss what you have accomplished with Our Code, Our Standards, deepen your understandings, and review appraisal systems to ensure they are valuable, manageable and learner-centred.

Register now for an English or Māori medium workshop in your region.
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. Apply to renew your EC30 online!

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