Scumbag teachers holding on to Novopay overpayments facing debt collectors

Call in the debt collectors.

These ratbag teachers have had two years to pay back their over-pay. They are essentially stealing from their employer.

The Government is preparing to again call in debt collectors to chase school staff who were overpaid during the Novopay crisis.

The minister responsible for the system, Steven Joyce, says $1.8 million is still owed by 1960 people who haven’t made any arrangements to pay it back.

The use of debt collectors was suspended in March 2013 and Mr Joyce says the vast majority of those who had been overpaid were happy to work out repayment arrangements.    Read more »


How does a total psycho like this actually become a teacher?

This woman is a serious bunny boiler…how did she ever get to be a teacher…oh wait…registration, it protects the kids.

A female former teacher accused of sexual offending against a Wellington boy gave him a cell phone and the pair exchanged X-rated text messages, a court was told.

She threatened to post pictures of the boy’s “private parts” online when the boy wasn’t replying to her or answering her calls, the boy claims.

The woman, whose name is suppressed, is on trial in the High Court at Wellington this week facing charges of doing indecent acts, unlawful sexual connection and sexual violation.

She is accused of kissing the boy and having oral sex between 2011 and 2014, in the northern Wellington suburb of Porirua.

Today the trial jury was played a DVD interview with the boy, who is now in his mid-teens.

He said the woman gave him a phone and the pair would text and she would call.    Read more »

It’s OK, he’s registered

The teacher’s unions and the opposition all tell us that registration for teachers must be compulsory, and that is for the protection of children…and as a result Charter Schools must be opposed because kids are at risk because there is no compulsory registration.

But every week there is yet more evidence of the lack of protection that registration supposedly provides.

A Wanganui teacher facing rape and sexual connection charges was allowed back to do some work at the school last month, prompting the Ministry of Education to step in.

The man, who has interim name suppression, has pleaded not guilty to rape of a female over 16, two counts of having an unlawful sexual connection, and two counts of breaching a protection order.

The sexual charges are not against children.

The ministry advised the school he should not be working at the school at this time.

“Our staff received two anonymous complaints early in September and talked to the principal, and asked the school to deal with the complaints,” ministry head of sector of enablement and support Katrina Casey said.    Read more »


Registered, rooting, and now sacked

Labour and the teacher unions keep on telling us that Charter Schools should be forced to have all their teachers registered. It is to protect the kids they say.

Yet almost every week another teacher is up on charges for some sort of crime, usually against their pupils…and they are all registered…so you do have to wonder if registration really works.

A newly-graduated Waikato teacher who had a three-month sexual relationship with a student during which they exchanged 8000 texts has been thrown out of the profession.

Kelsey Rebekah Allen, 24, was a physical education and health teacher at Morrinsville College in 2014 when she entered into a relationship with an 18-year-old student. She was censured and stripped of her teacher registration on Wednesday by the New Zealand Teachers’ Disciplinary Tribunal.

The relationship, revealed by the student’s jilted school-aged girlfriend, involved kissing, oral sex and sexual intercourse.

A sample of risque texts sent from Allen to the student from August 1 to November 15, 2014 were presented to the tribunal.

“Of course I was going to fall for you.. Why wouldn’t I! You’re incredible you are so hot.. Everytime I see you I just wanna kiss you …,” read one text.    Read more »

Bunny boilers are also registered to teach

On the plus side, at least she was registered and the kids were safe…oh wait. And if one lot of unsuitable teachers per day isn’t enough, how would you like this one with your kids?

A senior teacher has landed in trouble after accusing a junior colleague of having an affair with her husband during several “emotionally heightened” states.

The Teachers Council’s complaints assessment committee said the teacher, who has name suppression, threatened her colleague’s children and confronted her about the alleged affair in front of school kids.

The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal heard the senior teacher’s psychological health declined after a near-death experience with a kidney disorder she was diagnosed with when travelling abroad.

The senior teacher, who had more than 30 years’ experience in the profession, was given cortico-steroids after being diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome.

The Tribunal said these drugs were linked to unpleasant side-effects including hair loss, mood swings, depression and even “psychosis”.

The teacher went back to work last March. In hindsight, she was still physically and psychologically unwell at this time, the Tribunal said.

In March last year, the senior teacher confronted her husband about “intimate” text messages between her husband and another person.

Disharmony soon followed, and the couple temporarily lived apart.

Soon, the senior teacher identified a friend and colleague as the other party in the intimate texts.

The complaints assessment committee said the senior teacher “genuinely and with cause” believed an affair was going on.

The situation escalated, with the senior teacher confronting her colleague several times in March, April and May. Read more »

Another registered kiddy fiddler

The teaching profession is really giving the Catholic Church a run for its money in the kiddy fiddling stakes.

Yet another presumably registered teacher, or in this case a teacher aide, is before the courts. So much for registration protecting children.

A teacher aide at a Nelson school created a fake Facebook account under a female name to sexually groom a learning-impaired 14-year-old student, whom he kissed and wrote love letters to.

The man, who has interim name suppression, pleaded guilty in the Nelson District Court on Monday to a charge of meeting a young person after sexual grooming.

A police investigation found that the 33-year-old used Facebook and “love letters” to groom the young girl, who has an intellectual age of 10. He kissed her, held her hand and shared a bed in a motel with her.

He was remanded on bail to appear for sentencing on September 15.

The man started at an unnamed Nelson school as a teacher aide at the start of the year.

He was the primary aide for another student but met his victim, a 14-year-old girl, in the classroom.

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Finally – this is how we should deal with sexual predators in education

We know who he is, he’s been barred from teaching, and he’s copped the full force of the law.   Good to see.  Now, let this become the rule rather than the exception.

A teacher has been barred from teaching, censured, and told to pay costs after he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.

Oliver Day was teaching PE at Macleans College in Auckland when he initiated the relationship with the girl.

The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal alleged Day also tried to cover up the relationship, and contacted the student in question to try and influence a Board of Trustees investigation.

The Complaints Assessment Committee referred the allegations to the New Zealand Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal.

Around last April, when the student was 17, Day invited her to go for a drive.

From that point the relationship developed into an intimate and sexual one, according to an agreed statement of facts.

The teacher used Facebook and text messages to set up liaisons with the girl, who has name suppression.

In about November last year, Macleans received a complaint about inappropriate sexual conduct. This complaint was sent to the Ombudsman, then the Ministry of Education.

Day initially denied the allegations and described them as bizarre.

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Registered? Of course he was

The Labour party and the teacher’s unions all say that registration of teachers should be mandatory…to protect the kids.

Like in this case where a registered primary school teacher is up on charges for fiddling with kids.

A primary school teacher accused of indecently touching nine of his female students over a four-year period has denied the allegations.

The man in his 50s, who has name suppression until the end of the Auckland District Court trial, pleaded not guilty today to 16 counts of doing an indecent act on girls under the age of 12.

The name of the school at which he taught was also suppressed.

Crown prosecutor Eliza Walker said the alleged indecency began shortly after the teacher started working at the school.

She told the jury the charges covered the defendant touching a girl’s chest, lap, buttocks, waist and “private parts”.

It is also alleged he groped a girl under her culottes and kissed one complainant on the forehead.

“She was freaking out but she didn’t say anything or do anything. It was the last day of school and she just thought ‘why was this happening?”‘, Ms Walker said.

“[The girl] was shocked by what her teacher was doing to her.”

Ms Walker said the actions took place on school grounds, mostly in the classroom in front of the other students.

The prosecutor outlined the evidence likely to be given by each girl.

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Union considers life-long ban on teachers who have worked in a Charter School


On the PPTA Blog I asked the following questions:

Given the PPTA’s stance on how to treat a student teacher if he is employed by a Charter school what does this mean for all the teachers currently employed by Charter schools?

Do the PPTA intend to blacklist from employment in State schools every single teacher who has previously worked in a Charter school?

Will they pressure State High School Principals and BOTs to not interview or employ teachers who have previously worked in a Charter school or will they be welcomed back to the PPTA-approved fold?

Remember that the majority of teachers currently working in Charter schools have previously worked in State schools and have paid union fees in the past.

I received the below response.

PPTA members will decide on the basis of this conference paper.

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Sex offender teacher walks free, and she was registered

A registered teacher has finally lost her registration after shagging several students at her school.

A teacher who seduced two of her pupils – including ‘sexting’ them and pulling one boy out of classes so they could have sex – has lost her teacher’s license, but will not face criminal charges over the inappropriate relationships.

Melanie Hendriks initiated sexual relationships with the St John’s College pupils when she was a drama teacher at the Hamilton school.

During that time she engaged in sexual acts on school premises with one of the boys, known as Student A, and excused him from classes, study periods and assemblies so they could have sex, a Teacher’s Council disciplinary decision said.

Seduced? They were 17 years old and she gave them the glad eye and flipped it up…hardly any seduction involved.

Ms Hendriks also sent the student text messages – the contents of which are too graphic to print – and sexy and provocative photographs. The photographs were taken on school premises and during school hours, and were sent to Student A during school hours, the Teacher’s Council report says.    Read more »