People and employment

Everything you need to know about becoming a teacher, returning to teaching and working as a principal, teacher, or non-teaching staff. This includes employment agreements, and details about pay, leave and personal development.

Become a teacher or return to teaching

Find information on how to become a teacher, return to teaching or find a teaching job. You'll also find information on registration, practising certificates and LATs, and information for teachers overseas who want to teach in New Zealand.

Become a teacher or return to teaching

Principals and teachers

Employment information for principals and teachers of primary, secondary, area school, kindergarten, and Te Aho O Te Kura Pounamu early childhood teachers. Also information about police vetting, performance management and scholarships, awards and funding for people working in schools.

Principals and teachers

Non-teaching staff

Employment information, including police vetting and performance management, for:

  • support staff
  • caretakers, cleaners and canteen staff
  • groundstaff
  • Te Aho o te Kura Pounamu specialist and support staff
  • special residential school non-teaching staff
  • Kaiarahi i te Reo, therapists, ATSSD and special education assistants
  • foreign language assistants, and
  • adult and community education staff.

Non-teaching staff

Employment agreements

All collective agreements for:

  • principals and teachers of primary, secondary, area schools and kindergartens
  • Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu early childhood teachers
  • adult and community education staff
  • support staff
  • caretakers, cleaners, and canteen staff
  • groundstaff
  • Kaiarahi i te Reo, therapists, ATSSD special education assistants
  • employees at special residential schools and specialists and support staff at Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu.

Also individual employment agreements, and special terms or conditions (concurrence).

Employment agreements

Pay, leave and personal development

Information about pay, allowances, superannuation, non-teaching time, leave, professional development, surplus staffing and leaving your job.

Pay, leave and personal development

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