Teaching Council Board Elections
Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā.
Kia hiwa rā ki tērā tuku.
Kia hiwa rā ki tēnei tuku.
Kia tu, kia oho, kia mataara.
Tihei mauri ora.
Nau mai, haramai ki tēnei whārangi.
Last chance to vote!
Have your say in who represents you on your professional body
Elections for seven members of our new Board close at midday on Tuesday 26 March. An email containing online voting instructions and a unique code and password was resent on Thursday 21 March to teachers who have not yet voted.
Look out for an email from email@example.com with the subject line 'Reminder to Vote: Teaching Council elections 2019. Remember to check all your email addresses, including junk or spam folders.
If you haven't received the email contact Election Services at 0800 922 822 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teachers and principals from the primary and secondary sectors, teachers and leaders from Early Childhood Education, and teacher educators will each elect a Board member. You can vote only once, and only in the sector in which you are currently or were most recently working.
The candidates' profile statements can be seen here.
You can download and print our election poster. Teachers, please put a copy in your staffroom!
Key election dates
|Nominations open||23 November 2018|
|Nominations close||25 January 2019|
|Electoral roll closes||22 February 2019|
|Voting opens||4 March 2019|
|Voting closes||26 March 2019|
The election rules have been published, following consultation with the sector. You can read a summary of the consultation results here.
Running the elections
We have appointed an independent specialist company, Election Services Ltd, to run the elections. Eligible voters will receive communications directly from Election Services, which is also providing the Returning Officer.
In September 2018 legislation was passed, changing the name of the Education Council to the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, and allowing for seven members of the Council’s new Board to be elected by different sectors within the profession.
A further six Board members will be appointed by the Minister after the elections.