Teaching Council Elections – Have Your Say
Nominations are now open for the Teaching Council elections in March.
This is the chance for teachers to have a say in who represents them on their professional body.
Voters working in seven sectors will elect board members: one teacher and one principal from the primary and secondary sectors, one teacher and one leader from ECE, and one teacher educator.
Nominations close on 25 January.
A further six board members will be appointed by the Minister.
By now, eligible teachers should have received an email explaining how to nominate a candidate. Those who don’t have email addresses will receive a letter in the post shortly.
Teaching Council deputy chief executive Lesley Hoskin says apart from thinking about who to nominate there are two important things teachers can do to ensure the election process runs smoothly.
“Make sure the Teaching Council has an up-to-date email address for you so you can vote electronically.
You can do this on the Council website: www.educationcouncil.org.nz/content/notify-us-change-details.
“And make sure your practising certificate is up to date, or you have a Limited Authority to Teach, so you’re eligible to vote.
“The eligibility rules are slightly different for teacher educators and EC leaders – check the Council website for details as well as regular updates on the elections.” www.educationcouncil.org.nz/content/teaching-council-board-elections