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Racism and the Code of Professional Responsibility for teachers

Recent shocking events in Christchurch have impacted on children and young people; and teachers have been at the forefront in terms of helping them to process the events in an appropriate way. Read information about racism and the Code.

Submission on he taonga te tamaiti: every child a taonga Strategic Plan Early Learning 2019-29

The Teaching Council has written a Submission on the Ministry of Education's draft Strategic Plan for Early Learning 2019-29. The Council supports the Strategic Plan and believes the teaching profession and the Council has a significant role to play in realising the Strategic Plan.

All teachers can now renew full practising certificates online (EC30)

The online renewal process is fast and efficient for teachers and leaders in early childhood education (ECE), primary and secondary schools.

Matatū March: opportunity to send your aroha to the Christchurch education community

The Council is compiling a digital book of aroha with messages from teachers from around the country, we invite you to write your message of solidarity, encouragement and care and we'll share it on your behalf. 

Are you a beginning teacher looking for a mentor? Or an experienced teacher interested in becoming a mentor?

Applications for our Tuakana Teina programme are now open for 2019, with mentoring available for the full academic year. The programme aims to match experienced pou tautoko/mentor teachers with Provisionally Certified Teachers/Beginning Teachers to help them to progress towards Full Certification. 

Teaching Today Podcast Episode 6: professional boundaries 

Expert John Parsons speaks about real-life examples and gives his tips on how boundaries can help teachers navigate complex relationships, protect themselves, preserve mental health and emotional energy and uphold standards and values.

Information for secondary teachers about fees and the collective agreement

The payment of fees by the Secretary of Education was agreed upon for the term of the Secondary Teachers Collective Agreement only. As such, fees for a practising certificate that expires after 31 October 2018 are payable by individual teachers.

Register for a workshop Moving on with Our Code, Our Standards

Join us for our upcoming workshops where you can discuss what you have accomplished with the Code and Standards so far, deepen your understandings, and review appraisal systems to ensure they are valuable, manageable and learner-centered. Register for an English or Māori medium workshop.