Education Act Changes

The new legislation comes into effect on 19 May 2017.

We have created an overview of these changes.


NZSTA will continue to update you with factsheets, newsletters and through our website. 

You can call 0800 782 435 or email


Classroom Release Time (CRT) and Non-contact Time

All teachers are entitled to time away from the classroom in their working week. This is set out in the Collective Agreements.

For the teachers in Primary schools, it is called Classroom Release Time.

For the teachers in Secondary schools, it is named Non-contact Time.

You can find information about CRT and Non-contact Time in the PPTA and NZEI Guidelines:

PPTA Guideline (Secondary)

NZEI Guideline (Primary)

If you need further information, please contact the Employment Advisory & Support Centre on 0800 782 435 (Option 2)

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