Thank you for your patience as we continue to review and update our forms, templates, guidance, and other information following the lifting of the COVID-19 vaccination updates. In the meantime, our Advisory and Support Centre is available to discuss any governance or employment matters on 0800 782 435, or alternatively by email  –  (for employment advice) or  (for governance advice).

Recruitment and induction

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For the latest advice and guidance on Recruiting in the Covid-19 environment, please see our Covid-19 Employment Matters page, accordian titled: “Recruiting in the Covid-19 environment”. We have not been able to update all our Letter of Offer templates yet to reflect the changing environment, so we ask you to refer to this information for guidance on what to insert into a letter of offer for employment at this time.  We are constantly updating our website guidance on these subjects and will also alert schools through our Memo’s and Operational Updates when further advice becomes available. Ngā mihi nui for bearing with us during this time.

Using the below resources ensures boards and their delegates have effective and safe recruitment processes. Employers must comply with the requirements of the collective agreements and relevant legislation (e.g. Children's Act 2014, Privacy Act, Education Act, Employment Relations Act, State Sector Act) and the following advice and templates provide guidance in this. 

The below topics are those most frequently queried in NZSTA’s Advisory and Support Centre.



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