NZAPT Services

As well as supporting the growth of psychology in secondary schools and advocating for the subject and its teachers. The NZAPT also develops resources that can be found in the members-only section of this website. 

Responding to the growth of schools offering psychology, the NZAPT also provides a mentoring scheme and organises local hubs to connect psychology teachers from the same areas to support and foster collaboration. 

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NZAPT Mentoring Programme

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The NZAPT free mentoring programme is generally for teachers new to teaching psychology. However, we can help seasoned psychology teachers looking to change their course. The NZAPT mentoring programme is collaboratively designed between the mentor and mentee to support the mentee's needs. The mentoring includes

  • being assigned an NZAPT Network of Expertise member to be your mentor.

  • At least two face-to-face meetings with your mentor. This can include classroom observations (of the mentor)

  • Support to develop your programme, including internal design

  • External moderation support.

As we move closer to the NCEA changes, we will be looking to develop options to support teachers in moving to the new curriculum.  

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NZAPT Regional Hubs

The NZAPT's goal is to empower psychology teachers through collaboration with peers from local schools. Pre-covid saw the NZAPT providing regional hubs terms 1-3. These hubs were assigned Network of Expertise members to host and deliver resources designed by NZAPT that would focus on course design for a specific standard, internal design, classroom activities, as well as marking and moderation support. 2023 is our year to bring back the well-received hubs. Members will be contacted by their Hub hosts early next year.

NZAPT Annual Conference

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Every year the NZAPT hosts a two-day annual conference co-hosted by a university's psychology department. This event is free courtesy of NEX funding. The conference is a mix of NZAPT led workshops and talks by the hosting school of psychology. 

The 2022 conference is being held at Massey University's Auckland campus on the 24th-25th of November. 

The objectives of this conference include;

  • building professional networks,

  • preparing for NCEA changes,

  • Developing cultural capabilities.

Please email nzapt@hotmail.com for more information or to sign up for this year's conference.