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To: The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand | Matatū Aotearoa

Say no to doubling teacher registration fees

June 2020: We delivered our petition to the Teaching Council, met the executive and had a chance to speak together. Thanks to the support of Mike, an early childhood wellbeing advocate, Andrew, a deputy principal, Eloise a primary teacher and Kassie from ActionStation.

Our request for a pause on the fees increase and a further review on the decision has been declined by the Board. We have started a new petition to the Minister of Education which can be found here: The Teaching Council must be reviewed:

Breakfast TV interview, 1 News :

Please put a stop to the rapid increase of teachers registration fees.

Why is this important?

Teachers need to be valued. Yet the proposed change increases fees from $220.80 over three years to $157 yearly which equates to $471, more than doubling current fees. This is outrageous.

Lumping teachers with a huge increase in costs does not reflect the amazing work they do and is completely unfair and unjustified. We question where the extra money will be spent and how it will benefit us teachers as individuals?

Many teachers spoke out in opposition of the fee increase yet have been ignored.

Photo: Ricky Wilson/Stuff


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