Our sunshine shows how good communication is at the core of an effective home-school partnership. Volunteering is highlighted in red because this is the type of involement PTAs usually focus on. Through volunteering, PTAs link to and support the other areas of involvement. Boards of Trustees tend to focus on the decsion-making aspects, while the Ministry of Education has a number of initatives that support greater involvement in student learning. This framework shows how all the various education groups can provide important and complimentary support for effectively engaging families in the education of their children. Let our light shine!
We are the NZPTA
Individual parent groups, like PTAs, Home and School, Friends and Whanau and Pasifika belong to NZPTA. The National Executive of the New Zealand Parent Teacher Association is made up of individuals throughout New Zealand. We are a grass-roots organisation where many of those on the National Executive are also volunteers in their own local PTA’s.
NZPTA National Executive
Members of the NZPTA Executive are elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) (often held in conjunction with Conference) from and by the delegates at the AGM and Conference. Delegates are the members of a school who are at the AGM or who have indicated their votes to the Secretary or Executive members before the AGM.
The Executive has an elected membership of President, Secretary, Treasurer. They meet when necessary during the year, and conduct all business associated with running the organisation as wide and varied as the PTA movement.
Funding the National Executive is by means of your annual membership subscription and grants. The current annual levy is set at $150.00.
The organisation is a non-profit, volunteer organisation, dependent on the good will of hard-working parents and families.