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 such as PTA’s, Home and School, Friends and Whanau and Pasifika belong to NZPTA. We are a grass-roots organization that has been around for over 60 years, and are keen to provide meaningful support and information to school communities for helping children to thrive.
NZPTA is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dependent on the good will of hard-working parents and families to fill the Executive positions. Funding for the life and future of this organization is by means of annual membership subscription, grants, advertising and sponsorship. The current annual members fee is set at $150.00.
NZPTA National Executive
The National Executive of the New Zealand Parent Teacher Association is made up of individuals throughout New Zealand who are elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) from and by the delegates at the AGM and Annual 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 meet when necessary during the year to conduct all business associated with running the organization and delivering the best possible content and resource to members.
NZPTA have a very sharp, focused and no-nonsense President who has a lifetime of experience to offer that keeps this organization forging on. The association also has the fortune of having Sandra Davis as secretary, who acts as facilitator at all gatherings. She has the unique ability to create a culture of trust and sensibility amongst the group which is key to maximized productivity at every turn. The latest executive members are also volunteers in their own local PTA’s and are wonderfully diligent, enthusiastic and purposeful individuals who are taking onboard the massive challenge of defining and supporting a Modern PTA.