Membership matters - 15 February 2021

AGM Documents and COVID Support

Kia ora koutou

AGM documents

Please find attached all the information you will need to have your voice heard at our AGM being held on the 17th April 2021 during our Annual Conference.  Your vote and voice is important.

Enclosed with this email are the following documents:  

These documents are also available in the members’ section of the NZSTA website.


COVID-19 Round 3: Support is available

Auckland schools are now back in Level 3 lockdown, and schools around the rest of the country are in Level 2. Currently this is due to end mid-week, but we have no way of knowing whether it will be extended. This may be the first return to higher COVID-19 Alert levels this year, but it is unlikely to be the last.

Ministry of Education and Health officials will continue to provide guidance about the requirements on school boards during higher Alert levels, and NZSTA will continue to support those messages as we did last year.

Increased anxiety and stress for staff, students and your wider school community are likely in the next week or so, regardless of how quickly the country returns to Alert level 1. This may be reflected in the mood of individuals, and of the school community as a whole, and may have implications for student attendance, mental health and wellbeing, and school behaviour management processes including stand-downs and suspensions. 

Please take this opportunity to review your policies and procedures for taking care of yourselves, your principal and staff, and your students during a resurgence with a view to ensuring that they embody your school’s core values, and our shared commitment to ngākau atawhai | kindness to ourselves and others.

Please call our 0800 helpline if your board needs support or advice.

Aroha mai, aroha atu
Compassion (love) received, compassion (love) returned

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Key information for boards of trustees and principals

Read the latest Pitopito Korero updates for boards and principals from Secretary for Education Iona Holsted.


Noho ora mai 


Lorraine Kerr MNZM



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