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Excluded Children

As a principal of 41 years, I am fed up with the media driven harping, poor woe is me stories, around the exclusion of children from schools, and blaming them for this happening. Let’s get [...]

By |10th June 2021|Press Releases|

Teachers Recognised as Leaders of Change in New Campaign “Unteach Racism”

Please read the press release below.

By |13th May 2021|Press Releases|

Agreement better than Division

A prominent Northland principal is raising concerns with the New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF), suggesting its proposal to establish a breakaway principals’ union is misleading, divisive and would likely worsen outcomes for principals. Pat Newman, [...]

By |21st October 2020|Press Releases|

Te Tai Tokerau Principals have little confidence in Oranga Tamariki keeping kids’ safe

In a very recent survey of Principals in Te Tai Tokerau, about their experiences working with Oranga Tamariki, nearly 90% said they do not have confidence that when they refer children to Oranga Tamariki in [...]

By |21st July 2020|Press Releases|

Principals over the moon – now only having to wait a month now for Ministry help!

“Te Tai Tokerau Principals are over the moon knowing they only having to wait a month for Ministry help for behavioural needs,” says Pat Newman President Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association. Responding to Ministry spokesperson [...]

By |14th November 2019|Press Releases|

Principals disappointed by Response from Te Roopu Kimiora

Principals are disappointed in the response from Te Roopu Kimiora (Child Mental Health Services) to their serious concerned about the effectiveness of the service offered,” said Pat Newman, President of the Te Tai Tokerau Principals [...]

By |14th November 2019|Press Releases|

90% + of Northlands Children Helped!

90% + of the children and whanau belonging to Te Tai Tokerau Schools, will be better off as a result of the $150.00 donation scheme, brought in by the government,” says The President of Te [...]

By |21st October 2019|Press Releases|

Nutters resurrected at Ministry of Education

“Nutters resurrected at the Ministry of Education! says Te Tai Tokerau Principals’ Association President, Pat Newman. He said, “The latest kite being flown from Wellington re NCEA and Year 7& 8 children shows clearly that [...]

By |2nd September 2019|Press Releases|

92.5 classes in Te Tai Tokerau without a Teacher!

92.5 teachers could not be found to cover teacher absences during just one week, the week ending 24 May 2019. Te Tai Tokerau Spokesperson Leanne Otene says they have been concerned for some time, and [...]

By |6th June 2019|Press Releases|

Minister talks in Platitudes but says nothing new!

“I was very disappointed that last night all my Minister could do when confronted with the reality of teaching, was to mouth the same old clichés and platitudes. Watching the Sunday Programme last night brought [...]

By |20th May 2019|Press Releases|