Teaching Council Board Elections
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Kia hiwa rā ki tēnei tuku.
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Tihei mauri ora.
Nau mai, haramai ki tēnei whārangi.
Nominations are now open for the Teaching Council elections in March 2019
Teachers will elect board members from across the profession: a teacher and principal from both the primary and secondary sectors, a teacher and leader from Early Childhood Education, and a teacher educator.
Teachers will vote in the sector in which they are working or have most recently worked. They have until 25 January 2019 to nominate candidates.
All eligible teachers will receive an email with instructions about how to nominate a candidate. Remember to check your spam/junk folders! Teachers without email addresses will receive a letter in the post.
You can find the candidate handbook and nomination forms for the seven sectors here. Remember you can only be nominated in the sector in which you’re currently working. Your nominator and seconder must be working in your sector too.
This web page will be updated regularly.
Key election dates
|Nominations open||23 November 2018|
|Nominations close||25 January 2019|
|Electoral roll closes||22 February 2019|
|Voting opens||4 March 2019|
|Voting closes||26 March 2019|
Please make sure we have your current email address so you can vote electronically. You can update your details here.
Think about whether you’d like to stand as a candidate or would like to nominate someone.
Make sure you’re eligible to vote and/or stand as a candidate. Under s 380 of the Education Act eligibility varies slightly depending on which sector you’re working in – see table below. Note that if you need to have a practising certificate it must be current through February and March 2019.
The election rules have now been published, following consultation with the sector. You can read a summary of the consultation results here.
Running the elections
We have appointed an independent specialist company, Election Services Ltd, to run the elections. Eligible voters will receive communications directly from Election Services, which is also providing the Returning Officer.
For questions about the electoral process please contact Election Services at 0800 922 822 or email@example.com.
In September 2018 legislation was passed, changing the name of the Education Council to the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, and allowing for seven members of the council’s new Board to be elected by different sectors within the profession.
A further six Board members will be appointed by the Minister.
The elections will be held in March 2019.