SO What's this all about?
Why do teachers teach? It's because they are motivated by bringing out the best in their students. They want them to leave school equipped with the skills, confidence, values and knowledge that will allow them to make the most of every opportunity in life.
PPTA members bring out the best in other teachers, by organising in their schools to make sure everyone has their rights as workers, and by standing up on educational issues that matter to the teaching profession.
It’s a big role, and one that carries with it a duty of care and responsibility. Secondary teachers play an important role in making New Zealand a better place for all of us to live and grow.
This year, with unprecedented shortages of teachers, and the secondary teachers’ collective agreement expiring, there’s real momentum to make much needed improvements.
‘Bring out the best’ aims to raise public support for secondary teachers and give people a glimpse into the real lives of the people who make the profession what it is.
We're launching this campaign to highlight the wonderful work that teachers do.
While we’re talking about the positives, we know that there’s a long way to go to get things right; but just like with our students, we know that scaring or depressing people doesn’t create the motivation for lasting change!
Please help us by sharing your positive stories, to help everyone understand the vital role teachers play in shaping our country's future.
I love it all
"I teach because I love it. I love my subject and I love sharing it with students. When they get fired up about something, when they question, when they push back, when they learn."