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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 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

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

Election rules

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.

Kei te ngākau nui mātou kia tae mai ngā kōrero ki te reo Māori.