Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


New role for NZ Teachers Council Director

New role for NZ Teachers Council Director

New Zealand Teachers Council director for the last 8-years, Dr Peter Lind, is to be the new Registrar of the South Australia Teacher Registration Board. He will take up the role on 1 September this year.

Teachers Council chair Alison McAlpine said Dr Lind had made a tremendous contribution during his time at the Council.

“Our loss will be South Australia’s gain” she said. “Peter has built this Council up and led it very effectively through a period of important change. And in doing so he earned the respect of the education sector and great loyalty from this Council and the people who work here.”

Dr Lind joined the Council as director in 2002 as it transitioned from the old Teachers Registration Board. During his time at the Council he was instrumental in developing new criteria for registered teachers and in establishing real credibility for the new Council with all of the key players in the education sector.

Ms McAlpine said Dr Lind’s professional leadership had been very effective, especially in the area of teacher induction and mentoring and in establishing clear standards and a framework within which teaching performance could be judged.

“Peter has built up a great deal of international credibility to the point where the Teachers Council is highly thought of overseas – in particular, Australia and the United Kingdom,” she said.

“And his work in building fair and robust processes for teacher conduct and competency issues has been crucial.”

Ms McAlpine said Dr Lind had worked tirelessly to improve professional standards for teaching in this country.

“It has been difficult work at times and Peter never veered from his commitment to teachers and to the learners they teach. He is held in very high regard and deserves the most glowing acknowledgement of the work he has done here,” she said.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Trade: NZ Trade Deficit Widens To A Record In September

Oct. 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's monthly trade deficit widened to a record in September as meat exports dropped to their lowest level in more than three years. More>>


Animal Welfare: Cruel Practices Condemned By DairyNZ Chief

DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle says cruel and illegal practices are not in any way condoned or accepted by the industry as part of dairy farming.

Tim says the video released today by Farmwatch shows some footage of transport companies and their workers, as well as some unacceptable behaviour by farmers of dragging calves. More>>


Postnatal Depression: 'The Thief That Steals Motherhood' - Alison McCulloch

Post-natal depression is a sly and cruel illness, described by one expert as ‘the thief that steals motherhood’, it creeps up on its victims, hiding behind the stress and exhaustion of being a new parent, catching many women unaware and unprepared. More>>


DIY: Kiwi Ingenuity And Masking Tape Saves Chick

Kiwi ingenuity and masking tape has saved a Kiwi chick after its egg was badly damaged endangering the chick's life. The egg was delivered to Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua 14 days ago by a DOC worker with a large hole in its shell and against all odds has just successfully hatched. More>>


International Trade: Key To Lead Mission To India; ASEAN FTA Review Announced

Prime Minister John Key will lead a trade delegation to India next week, saying the pursuit of a free trade agreement with the protectionist giant is "the primary reason we're going" but playing down the likelihood of early progress. More>>



MYOB: Digital Signatures Go Live

From today, Inland Revenue will begin accepting “digital signatures”, saving businesses and their accountants a huge amount of administration time and further reducing the need for pen and paper in the workplace. More>>

Oil Searches: Norway's Statoil Quits Reinga Basin

Statoil, the Norwegian state-owned oil company, has given up oil and gas exploration in Northland's Reinga Basin, saying the probably of a find was 'too low'. More>>


Modern Living: Auckland Development Blowouts Reminiscent Of Run Up To GFC

The collapse of property developments in Auckland is "almost groundhog day" to the run-up of the global financial crisis in 2007/2008 as banks refuse to fund projects due to blowouts in construction and labour costs, says John Kensington, the author of KPMG's Financial Institutions Performance Survey. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news