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



An element in the recently ratified Accord between Government and teacher unions proposes removing performance appraisal as an accountability instrument.

We’re excited about working with the profession on the potential this commitment offers, although for right now the appraisal process is business as usual. In the interim we are looking at some immediate quick wins to reduce compliance on appraisal and help teachers to benefit for their development.

Read more

Changes to the rules about how educators and agencies share children's personal information came into effect July 1.

New rules were introduced about sharing information and collaborating to mitigate the risk of harm and address the effects of family violence.

There's guidance on the new provisions or contact the helpline for advice to understand how to share children's personal information safely within the law and in the best interests of tamariki.

Read guidance
Join us in thanking board chair Barbara Ala'alatoa and members Anthony Mackay, Claire Amos, Nicola Ngarewa, Micheal Rondel, Clare Wells, Helen Timperley, Simon Heath and Ripeka Lessels for their dedication and commitment to championing good teaching practice, fostering new ideas and showcasing inspirational leadership. 
Welcome to the new board members!

Thirteen new board members took office on Monday (July 1). Seven were elected by the profession and six were appointed by Education Minister Chris Hipkins. 

Nicola Ngarewa (Chair) Principal at Spotswood College
Anna Mackinnon Deputy Principal at St Mary's School
Clair Edgeler National Professional Services Manager at BestStart
Clare Wells Education consultant
Dagmar Dyck Teacher at Sylvia Park School
Frian Wadia Lead Teacher, Sensory Kindy at GlowKids
Jenny Ritchie Associate Professor at Victoria University of Wellington
Lorraine Carr Acting Lead Teacher at Parkland Kindergarten
Michael Rondel Director Audit Division at BDO Christchurch
Patrick Newman Principal at Hora Hora School
Patrick Walsh Principal at John Paul College
Pip Woodward Deputy Principal at Otumoetai College
Ripeka Lessels Principal at Te Whaka Tau o Putauki

The Strategic Plan 2019 to 2024 is now published on our website. This Plan updates and refreshes the last plan, without making any major shifts in direction. This will allow the new Board time to fully consider and consult on its proposed strategic vision for the Council, anytime within its first three years.



Check out the first batch of Tapasā resource videos, released this week. Each video has conversation starters, supplementary resources and subtitles to build teachers' confidence in using Tapasā to engage with Pacific learners.

How does
Tapasā support
collaboration between teachers? 

How can we have the courage to fully participate in the learning journey?

How is Tapasā a compass for all – not only Pacific learners?

How can we support the learning and wellbeing of our Pacific students?

Plus: Download the Quality Practice Template – Cross Sector Examples using a Tapasā lens


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