New Zealand Association for the Teaching of English
Te Pouhere Whakaako o te reo pakeha o Aotearoa

Constitution

To promote, support and advocate for the teaching of English.

THE RULES OF THE NEW ZEALAND ASSOCIATION FOR THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH INC

  1. Name
    1. The name of the Society shall be the New Zealand Association for the Teaching of English Incorporated
      and the Association shall also be known as Te Pouhere Whakaako Reo Pakeha o Aotearoa.
    2. The New Zealand Association for the Teaching of English Incorporated is constituted by resolution on 2 December 1980.
  2. Registered Office
    1. The Registered Office of the Society is [street address].
  3. Purposes of Society
    1. The purpose of the Society (“the Association”) is:
      1. To promote, support and advocate for the teaching of English in Aotearoa New Zealand
      2. Pecuniary gain is not a purpose of the Association. (See Section 15 for clarification of how money and assets are to be used to further the purposes of the Association.
  4. Managing Committee
    1. The Association shall have a managing committee (“the National Council”), comprising the following Officers: 
      1. The President;
      2. The Vice President;
      3. The Secretary;
      4. The Treasurer; and
        In addition
      5. Such other ordinary Members as the Association shall decide.
    2. There shall be a minimum of five ordinary Council Members, in addition to the Officers.
      1. In the appointment of ordinary members, the following factors must be considered:
        1. Appropriate skills to specific council needs (eg marketing, IT, policy and procedures and similar)
        2. Regional representation, ensuring in particular that each Island is represented, as well as a
          balance of rural and urban centres.
    3. Only Members of the Association may be Council Members.
    4. All council officers are appointed for a 3 year term and may be reappointed upon nomination.
    5. All ordinary members of council are appointed for two year terms and may be reappointed upon nomination.