Labour and the teacher unions oppose Charter Schools because there is no legal requirement to hire registered teachers. Supposedly registration is there to protect the kids.
Yet almost weekly there is a teacher up on charges or being disciplined for their poor and/or criminal behaviour…despite being registered.
An early childhood teacher has been censured for serious misconduct after she threatened the mother of a young child.
Ngametuaangai Tuaputa, the former head teacher at the Kauri Kids centre in Auckland’s Howick, told the mother: “Watch your back, as I know where you and your son live.”
The Education Council’s complaints assessment committee began investigating Tuapata following a complaint from the mother over the June 2015 incident.
The mother dropped her son off at the centre at 9:15am on June 19.
However, the drop-off time was changed to 8:30am in the centre’s records, meaning the mother would have been charged for additional time.
Tuaputa insisted the mother had actually dropped her son off at 8:30am even after being confronted with CCTV footage which proved otherwise.
The pair got into a heated argument, and the mother said she felt threatened by Tuaputa’s language and raised voice.
The mother’s version of events was backed up by other staff members who were nearby at the time.
She later laid a complaint about Tuaputa’s behaviour.