• Whakamana kaiako, whakamana tumuaki
    Teachers play a vital role in our schools and the conditions for teachers are the conditions for our children’s learning. Industrial action is a last resort. However, teachers are being driven from the profession or working in circumstances that mean they cannot deliver the high-quality education to our tamariki they would like to. What are the key issues? -Improved support for tamariki  -More staff to support learning  -Better recognition for the work primary teachers and principals do  -Pay rates that will attract and retain teachers Thanks for showing your support By signing this message to Minister for Education Jan Tinetti, and local MPs around the country, you are showing your support for the teaching profession, and for the best possible learning environment for our tamariki. Thank you for your support.
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  • Make an offer to area school teachers
    Area school / wharekura teachers do the same work as their colleagues in primary schools but while primary school teachers have a collective agreement offer, area school teachers are still waiting.
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    Created by Maya
  • Support Resource Teachers!
    Teachers, schools and whānau continue to benefit from the work of RTLBs. Despite the challenging nature of the work, 78 percent of respondents to the National RTLB Satisfaction Survey indicate that they are satisfied or very satisfied with the work done by RTLBs to support learners. It’s important that these inequities are addressed by the Government in the current round of collective agreement negotiations with the Ministry of Education. Sign your name and support RTLBs in Aotearoa so they can continue to provide essential learning support to children, whānau, staff and schools, and ensure all tamariki experience success.
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  • Teacher aides should be funded by the government, not parents
    Parents, whānau and NZEI Te Riu Roa members are deeply concerned about the underfunding in our education system where tamariki are missing out on accessing the support they need and where parents are forced to pay for teacher aide hours out of their own pockets. No parent should need to choose between breaking the law or watching their child miss out on the support they need. Parents should not have to pay at all. In a properly funded public system, every child should get the support they need. All tamariki are taonga. This campaign is about challenging ableism at all levels, so that the education system works for all. We've drafted an email for you (on the right) to send to Minister Hipkins. Personalise it with your own story for the Minister to read.
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    Created by Ngā Aukaha All in for Tamariki
  • We demand improved ratios and staffing for ECE
    Ratios in Aotearoa’s early childhood education system are not fit for purpose. Currently they sit at 1:5 for under 2’s and 1:10 for 2-year-olds and over. These are unmanageably high ratios which make it extremely difficult for ECE kaiako and kaimahi to provide the high-quality education they would like to. To ensure the best learning for the tamariki, most centres staff above ratio. However, this has implications for funding, including on a centre’s ability to pay support staff, and often results in costs being passed onto whānau. If we improve ECE ratios we will be well on the way to solving the issues of funding, workload, learning support for ākonga and the wellbeing of kaiako and kaimahi.
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