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Union Hypocrisy

Union Hypocrisy

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New Zealand Principals’ Federation
Federation Flyer 2012
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President’s Message
Federation Flyer 24 – 9 August 2012
Tēnā koeThe past few weeks have been hectic. We have lurched from league tables to charter schools and thisweek was the announcement that the Minister will publish national standards data (which is in literacyand numeracy only) on a public website. To read our latest media release on that announcement clickhere.The Minister says publishing schools’ national standards data, even though it is highly unreliable with ‘significant variability’, isto provide parents with ‘quality information’ about the ‘performance of schools’. According to the Minister it ‘helps parents andschools and learners themselves to understand how well they are doing.’ The data will be presented in regions. The Minister says ‘That would show the overall performance against standards in each region, as well as showing the overall nationalperformance.’We are deeply disappointed that a government would knowingly suggest that unreliable data in two narrow subject areasconstitutes ‘quality information’ and represents the ‘performance of schools’. In our view that is reckless and irresponsible.I joined the Minister’s forum in good faith with the promise of debate and influence on policy and its implementation. Asindicated previously early processes did not allow NZPF to contribute effectively. The Minister has responded to this andsome improvements have been made. Nevertheless the public achievement information as announced by the Minister was notsupported or endorsed by NZPF. We were a dissenting voice in that discussion.The Government clearly has ambitions with which we would concur but there is a considerable difference in how thoseambitions would be achieved. The Ministry has some plans on how to make achievement information public. ClickhereTo access this from our website.I invite you to take a look over the plan and provide feedback directly to me (see email below) or contact the national executivemember associated with your region. Clickhereand go to page 22. In addition, early next week, I will send you a survey toseek your views on the benefits, implications and risks of NZPF’s participation in the Minister’s forum.
 
Keep up the great work that you do in schools every day.Naku noa naPaul Drummond
pauld@nzpf.ac.nz
UPCOMING DATES
 August 25September 1NZPF electoral roll closes for 2012 electionsNZPF electronic voting underway for 2012 elections
NZPF ANNUAL MEETING 2012
There will be no NZPF constitutional changes to consider at the 2012 Annual Meeting which will be held during the Trans-Tasman conference in Melbourne on Thursday 20 September at 4.30pm in the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre.
KEI TUA O TE PAE 2012 – CHANGING WORLDS, CHANGING TIKANGA
Jointly hosted by Te Wāhanga, NZCER and Te Wānanga o Raukawa the theme of this hui is – Changing worlds, changingtikanga – Educating history and the future. The hui will explore the impact that colonisation has had on tikanga Māori. The huiis intended for Māoricommunity leaders, academics, policy makers and students who want to contribute to the debate andbuild their knowledge. Speakers will include Moana Jackson, Ngāhuia Murphy, Whatarangi Winiata, Ngahiwi Tomoana, AniMikaere, Hemi Toia, Jessica Hutchings, Naomi Simmonds, Kim McBreen, Meihana Durie, Leonie Pihama and Caleb Royal.The hui will be held 4 – 5 September 2012 at Te Wānanga o Raukawa Ōtaki.For more information and to register, clickhereEarly Bird registration closes 20 July
ASB MATHS CHALLENGE 2012 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MATHLETICS
The ASB Maths Challenge is an annual event in which classes challenge other classes in their school andthen challenge other schools in an online contest covering a range of mathematical and thinking skills.The Maths Challenge will be held 28 – 29 August 2012. The event is
FREE
for all school aged children. The challenge activitiesmatch years 1 to 13.There are fabulous prizes to be won. You can register as a school or as an individual and students have the opportunity torepresent New Zealand as a Math Black Ambassador in the 2013 World Education Games.To register clickhereFor more information contact Alyssa Wood on:alyssa.wood@asb.co.nz
NZPF SUBSCRIPTION REMINDER
To be eligible to vote in this year’s NZPF executive election you must be a financial member of NZPF.If you have received a subscription reminder this term, make sure it is paid before the electoral roll closes on
25 August 2012
Electronic voting will be underway on 1 September.
PB4L
NZPF supports the school-wide PB4L conference to be held in Rotorua from September 14-15 2012. Registrations have almostreached capacity. This is a reflection of the success of the programme and the benefits PB4L brings to many schools andcommunities. It is an excellent example of the sector working alongside the Ministry for the benefit of children.NZPF is a member of the PB4L sector reference group and encourages principals to explore the potential of applying PB4L toenhance positive learning behaviour in your schools.Click herefor more information. A second strand of the PB4L programme has emerged through the work of NZCER and is called Wellbeing@school. This is anonline survey tool to help you create a safe and caring climate within your school. For more informationclick here.Once you have visited these websites I urge you to give feedback to the Ministry onPB4L@minedu.govt.nz
BANKING STAFFING UPDATE JULY 2012Calculating End of Year Balance
Now that 13 of this year’s 26 pay periods have passed I suggest you double your current balance if the next 13 pay periods willmirror the first half year. With PP 23 to 26 next year also available to address your situation you have effectively 17 payperiods left to deal with your likely yearend balance.
Gavin Price, NZPF Life Member,gavin.price@xtra.co.nz www.bankingstaffing.co.nz
2012 NZPF & AUSTRALIAN PRIMARY PRINCIPALS’ ASSOCIATION TRANS TASMAN CONFERENCE

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