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Principal sad if colleagues find it difficult to lead their schools

“When I hear the question “What will we replace National Standards with?”, it makes me professionally very, very sad”, said Pat Newman President Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association. “Sad for my profession. Sad for the [...]

By |1st February 2018|Press Releases|


You may find this of interest. Below is the actual case taken against a teacher by EDUCNZ. You all need to be aware of the ramifications for you and your staff of this decision. Below [...]

By |9th November 2017|News|

National Standards System

The following message has been developed between the Ministry and in consultation with Hon Chris Hipkins, the Minister of Education: The Ministry of Education is working with the Government on its policy to replace National [...]

By |6th November 2017|News|

Principal feels sorry for many Ministry and other Sector staff

The President of Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association feels extremely sorry for those employed in the Ministry of Education,  who with zealous enthusiasm, have spent the last few years enforcing National Standards on schools. Pat [...]

By |31st October 2017|Press Releases|

Far North principals identify 1089 pupils needing urgent psychological help

110 Te Tai Tokerau Principals this week identified 1089 pupils in their schools who need clinical psychological help to recover from often horrific childhood experiences – and there’s little available! Pat Newman, President of Te [...]

By |22nd August 2017|Press Releases|

Facing the Future – Welcome to our annual conference

Kia ora everyone ...this could be the best professional invitation you receive this year! The Tai Tokerau Principals Association is committed to providing you the opportunity to gather together each year for professional learning and [...]

By |22nd August 2017|News|

Digital technology funding

Is this the best use of scarce funding or is it low on priority considering the real needs of te tai tokerau schools? “As a principal for 40+ years, I am not as convinced and [...]

By |30th June 2017|Press Releases|

Ministry of Education Meeting

Last Friday I and another TTPA Executive Robert Clarke met with Ministry of Education officials and representatives of Evaluation Associates. We spent about three hours discussing the resourcing of support for beginning principals, the needs [...]

By |22nd June 2017|News|