The end of week 6 is here and a glorious day here in Mid Canterbury. I have sent a letter to the MOE regarding a variation to our contract.

Kia ora PPCB e te Whānau,

The end of week 6 is here and a glorious day here in Mid Canterbury. I have sent a letter to the MOE regarding a variation to our contract. Formally I would like to request to seek variance in regard to the following points:

In regards to the NZEI differences:

· Terms of settlement – The Cultural Leadership allowance for principals at $5000

· 5.2.5 – The LLN increase base from $2320 to $4000

· The $1500 payment offered to ALL principals in the additional payments of the NZEI settlement

· Pacific Bilingual Immersion Teaching allowance offered as part of NZEI settlement

Also the changes to Part 4 of our contract to read as follows:

Part Four – Professional Leadership and Growth
4.1 Professional Growth Cycle
4.1.1 The principal shall participate in an annual Professional Growth Cycle and be issued with an annual statement as set out in the Elements for the Professional Growth Cycle for Principals, Tumuaki and ECE Professional Leaders agreed by the profession:
4.2 Clarification of Relationship between Professional Growth Cycle and Performance Processes
4.2.1 The professional Growth Cycle is different to, and shall be kept separate from, any processes relating to the principal’s performance.

I have also sent an OIA to look carefully at concurrence in our schools and see what principals apply for and receive.

1. Please advise us on the number of primary principals who get concurrence payments in their schools

2. Please advise us of the reasons and corresponding numbers for the concurrence

3. Advise us of the range of rates for concurrence

These two actions have been acknowledged by the MOE and I look forward to some development next week.

We are also currently preparing to talk with you or post a video of some work from the Strategy Action team in regard to a new remuneration package that addresses the staffing component, your experience and equity index payments. Antony from Amberley School has been instrumental in supporting the early work the leadership team developed. He is now looking at the best way to share these figures for discussion and any additional development for 2024 negotiations.

PPCB General meeting September 7th 3.30pm

Please diary this meeting as we need at least 10% of PPCB members to attend! We are not expecting this to be a long meeting.   Please look through the linked documents, on our website, so you are prepared to ask any questions in regards to the motion and/or to vote. Following the presentation of the motion we will be confirming the details for our PPCB get-together in Queenstown for those of you going to the NZPF conference.
Join Zoom Meeting

Queenstown Catch up – Julie Hepburn, PPCB Secretary

It’s great that I have heard from a number of you…


Come along and connect with other PPCB members

WHAT – Catch up and Celebrate

WHO – Inaugural members of the PPCB


41 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9300

WHEN – Monday 11th September  3.45 – 4.45pm

Cash bar operating for beverages

Nibbles provided.  If I haven’t heard from you – you can drop me a quick email.

Finally, please join our PPCB facebook page.  It is a quick, private way to keep in touch and ask each other questions.  

Kia pai tou ra,

Mark Ellis, Head of Union

Rakaia School


Phone 03 3027113 Cell 0273477982