4.18 Māori Immersion Teacher Allowance

4.18 Māori Immersion Teacher Allowance

4.18.1 All teachers required to instruct in Te Reo Māori, for at least six timetabled hours per week, in approved Māori immersion programmes at levels 1, 2 or 3 shall receive an allowance of $4,000pa. This allowance shall be pro-rated for part time teachers (based on the teacher’s timetabled total hours).

4.18.2 All teachers required to instruct in Te Reo Māori, for at least six timetabled hours per week, in approved Māori immersion programmes at Level 1, who have more than three continuous years’ service teaching level one Māori immersion programmes, will receive an additional allowance of $2,000pa. This is in addition to the allowance described in clause 4.18.1. The allowance will be pro-rated for part-time teachers (based on the teacher’s total hours).

4.18.3 For all teachers required to instruct in Te Reo Māori, for at least six timetabled hours per week, in approved Māori immersion programmes at Level 1, who have more than six continuous years’ service teaching in level one Māori immersion programmes, the additional allowance described in 4.18.2 shall increase to $4,000pa. This is in addition to the allowance described in clause 4.18.1. The allowance will be pro-rated for part-time teachers (based on the teacher’s total timetabled hours).

4.18.4 The employer shall attest to the eligibility of the teachers for this allowance, according to the Ministry of Education’s Māori language resourcing criteria.

4.18.5 Continuous service for the payment of the allowance in 4.18.1 to 4.18.3 above shall be interrupted but not broken by any periods of unpaid leave and/or breaks in teaching service and/or teaching service in classes other than Māori immersion level one.

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