Kia ora
Here is your April update from Matatū Aotearoa:
  • Sharing your aroha for the education community in Christchurch
  • Teaching Today podcast: Myth-busting appraisal!
  • Induction and mentoring workshops coming up
  • Join our Code and Standards workshops
  • New ITE programme approval, monitoring and review requirements
  • Board election results.

Our digital book of aroha for teachers in Christchurch

These are messages of solidarity, encouragement and care from teachers around the country for the education community in Christchurch, which is dealing with the aftermath and grief of the devastating attack on two mosques on Friday, March 15.
Thank you to everyone for sharing your kind messages. Please check out our Give Nothing to Racism project and resources.
View the book here

Thanks to Collingwood Area School for sending in a photo of a group of students showing their aroha and support for Christchurch. 
Teaching Today Podcast 2019 Episode 1: Myth-busting appraisal

The first episode of the 2019 season is a myth-busting special! We bust some misconceptions about the appraisal process and explain how effective appraisal is a lever that drives up best practice in teaching and why it's teachers and learners who reap the benefits. Listen here or read the transcript. Don’t forget to check out last year’s podcast season full of helpful and interesting topics for teachers.

If you have any ideas or requests for podcasts please email us on
Attend an Induction and Mentoring workshop

We're planning dates and locations for induction and mentoring workshops in Term 2, 2019.

They're open to all mentor teachers, professional leaders and principals in any setting. Workshops will focus on the collaboration of ideas and resources.

Please fill out this form if you are interested in attending a workshop
Want to know more about Tuakana Teina - the Induction and Mentoring pilot programme?

Read about Carol Walters who is so passionate about mentoring that she’s taken a year off from her regular teaching role to mentor full-time for Tuakana Teina

Are you a beginning teacher looking for a mentor? Or an experienced teacher interested in becoming a mentor? The programme aims to match experienced pou tautoko/mentor teachers with Provisionally Certified Teachers/Beginning Teachers to help them to progress towards Full Certification. 

Carol is pictured on right with Theresa Kiff, one of the first provisionally certificated teachers she mentored.
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.

New ITE Programme Approval, Monitoring and Review Requirements

We have released new standards for the design and delivery of ITE programmes, which outline the processes for programme approval, monitoring and review.  The new Requirements come into force on 1 July 2019.  

All existing ITE programmes must be re-designed and submitted for Council approval under the new Requirements by 1 January 2022. Find out more.

Teaching Council Board 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. Congratulations to the newly elected Board members.
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