Great NCEA results in a difficult year

Press Release – PPTA

PPTA junior vice president Doug Clark would like to congratulate students and teachers country-wide for excellent NCEA results despite a turbulent 2011. “It has been a difficult year for many with the Christchurch quakes and Pike River mining tragedy, …12 January 2012

Great NCEA results in a difficult year

PPTA junior vice president Doug Clark would like to congratulate students and teachers country-wide for excellent NCEA results despite a turbulent 2011.

“It has been a difficult year for many with the Christchurch quakes and Pike River mining tragedy, as well as increasing poverty and political change, but New Zealand students and teachers have responded admirably,” he said.

“I would particularly like to commend Canterbury teachers for their fine work in trying times. It appears that the special conditions set up for affected students worked very well, with very few missing out.”

Clark also pointed out that NZQA had certainly done its best under difficult circumstances to make sure Christchurch students had not been unduly penalised by the effects of the disaster.

“Sadly, recent shakes suggest this consideration might well need to continue.”

Former education minister Anne Tolley had done a lot to make the Christchurch exceptions possible and PPTA was confident current minister Hekia Parata would do the same, Clark said.

“PPTA is proud of the efforts of all our teachers and their students and look forward to continually supporting them in 2012,” he said.

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