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|

Principal Challenges Prime Minister’s Statement

Released: Pat Newman President of Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association challenges the prime Minister to show where the supposed money to help with children effected by drugs and other mental health issues actually is, because it [...]

By |14th August 2018|Press Releases|

Government Offer to Principals Nothing But an Insult!

Friday, 1 June 2018, 1:16 pm Press Release: Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association Government Offer to Principals Nothing But an Insult! The offer received yesterday is the biggest Claytons Offer I have ever seen… a [...]

By |15th June 2018|Press Releases|

Teachers Claim Back Ownership of Their Council

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 3:22 pm Press Release: New Zealand Principals' Federation 'The profession celebrates today's Government bill which proposes to return ownership of their professional body to them,' said Whetu Cormick, President of the New [...]

By |1st February 2018|Press Releases|

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|

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|

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|
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