Oh how sweet, a teacher and her former student marry

That teacher registration thing is working out just fine, isn’t it?

She was his teacher, she supported him in prison and now?? she’s his wife.

But it wouldn’t be the happily?ever after she had planned.

The?Bay of Plenty teacher, now 39, is facing charges from her profession’s disciplinary body after marrying her former student, after he did jail time.

A lawyer for the Education Council?says her actions amount?to serious misconduct. The teacher’s lawyer says she never planned for it, “it just happened”.

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Yep, she was registered too

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.

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PPTA president blames stress for inappropriate conduct towards students

The march of registered teachers through the courts and disciplinary processes continues unabated. The teacher unions and Labour party oppose charter schools because there isn’t a requirement for registered teachers. They say teacher registration will protect the kids.

In the past three years, 75 teachers have been investigated and 54 struck off for inappropriate conduct towards their students.

The PPTA head thinks that is just because of a wee bit of stress.

Act leader David Seymour has slammed comments made by an education union president – saying teacher stress has nothing to do with serious offending against children.

But Angela Roberts, president of the Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA), says Seymour has misconstrued her comments – and probably done so deliberately.

Seymour today called on teachers to demand the resignation of Roberts, over comments made to Newshub on Friday.

“Inappropriate conduct can severely damage a child for life,” he said.

“Over the past three years 75 teachers have been investigated and 54 struck off, but the PPTA show no remorse, simply citing ‘stress’ and ‘bad decisions.'”

Roberts was quoted by Newshub for a story on the number of teachers censured and deregistered in the past three years, including for sexual misconduct, assault and sex abuse.

The report quoted Roberts as saying it was important for the Education Council to monitor the statistics for any trends.

“They may find that there is an increased trend of teachers who are suffering from significant stress, and some really poor decisions get made,” she told Newshub.

“And if that’s something they see a trend is coming through on, then actually how do they respond to that?”

Roberts also said that it was important for the Education Council to have good processes in place to protect teachers and students.

“It can get really complicated very quickly – do the police need to be involved, is it just an employment issue or is it a registration issue? So there are three bits to it,” she said.

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Scumbag teachers union shamelessly uses kids to push their agenda [UPDATED]

The NZEI is agitating again, using children to push their agenda.

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What does the NZEI collective agreement say about protecting kids?

With kiddy fiddling teachers being all the rage in the media these days, and the absolute failure of schools and the Ministry of Education to address the issue of pedophiles in education, we decided to have a look at the Collective Agreement for Primary School Teachers, as negotiated between NZEI and the Ministry of Education.

Here are some general notes:

1. ‘Serious Misconduct’ is mentioned only in two chapters and less than five lines (the agreement is 97 pages). It is also never defined. The only serious treatment of it is in clause 10.6:

?Nothing in clauses 10.2, 10.3, 10.4 or 10.5 prevents instant dismissal without notice in the case of serious misconduct.

It is standard in almost every private sector contract to include a definition so as to avoid dispute. If this then is standard, who decided it should be left out? Who has what to hide and who benefits?

2. The Collective Agreement blurs the lines on reporting to the Teachers Council (now the Education Council).

Many complaints will be able to be resolved by discussion between the principal and the employee concerned without the need to take the matter any further.? This does not negate any statutory obligation to inform the New Zealand Teachers Council if applicable. ?

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Teacher shakes baby so hard it caused brain to bleed (you guessed it, still registered)

Unbelievable. A teacher who shook a baby so hard it caused a brain bleed is still registered.

A teacher who shook his baby boy so violently the child suffered a brain bleed will be allowed to keep his registration.

The man, whose name is suppressed, was referred to the Education Council after a conviction for injuring with reckless disregard in December last year.

A New Zealand Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal decision said the incident occurred in May 2014, when the father was at home caring for his three-year-old and six-month-old baby, while his wife worked.

The baby boy was unsettled due to a change in routine following a holiday, and was refusing to sleep or drink from a bottle, causing the man signification stress.

“The Defendant out of frustration lost his self control,” the decision read. “He picked the victim up with both hands raising the victim above his head. He then began shaking the victim with enough force to cause the victim’s body to stiffen before flopping into unconsciousness.”

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I’m not sure this guy should be a teacher

Anti-semite and Teaching graduate Rob Pulling was a builder then an early childhood teacher. Now he's aiming for primary but can't find a permanent job in Hamilton.

Anti-semite and Teaching graduate Rob Pulling was a builder then an early childhood teacher. Now he’s aiming for primary but can’t find a permanent job in Hamilton.

Rob Pulling is a school teacher. It is a provisional registration, but he is a registered teacher.


In July, this guy was looking for references.

At the University of Waikato, a large teacher education provider, about 350 new teachers graduated in April.

That covers students in Hamilton, Tauranga and distance learners, but?numbers were down on the usual.

Waikato graduate Rob Pulling?finished studying in November 2014 and is still seeking a job in Hamilton.

“With so many people applying for one position your CV would have to be something quite special,” he said.

His aim is to teach at year five to six level, but said he’d do anything if it meant a job.

Some of the people he studied with were already looking for work in other industries, he said. ? Read more »

This is one way to get rid of stroppy teacher unions

The teacher unions are so stroppy that I foresee the profession being replaced in many areas.

Like this:

Software has emerged as the equal of humans when it comes to marking essays in an Australian study.

The test of test-marking software was conducted by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, which administers standardised tests called the National Assessment Program ? Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN).

NAPLAN tests include an essay-writing component, and in the 2012 edition of the tests sine students were asked to type those essays into computers.

ACARA believes those essays are suited to automated marking because they have ?criteria that target lexical properties of essays (sentence structure, paragraphing, punctuation and spelling), criteria that target semantic properties of essays (audience and ideas) and criteria that explicitly target successful interplay of lexical and semantic features of writing (test structures and cohesion).? ? 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 »

Comment of the Day

From George:

Comment to Angela Roberts, President PPTA:
Your response to Whaleoil is no more than political rhetoric.

It appears that you and the PPTA are engaging in “patch” preservation.

You are appointed to support your members in their endeavour to educate the children of parents who have chosen the state option.

It is not your directive to humiliate parents and teachers who don’t share your values.

They have the ability to make responsible choices unlike your insistence that discretion should be eliminated from education. Charter education will succeed or perish as a result of its performance. The negativity you generate will not determine this.? Read more »