The Digital Technologies Teachers Aotearoa is an association with the goal of advocating for our subjects. The aim of the association is to create a community of teachers where we can share resources, communicate and speak with one voice to get our subject area recognised and supported.

DTTA was formed for the following purposes:

  1. Strengthen, encourage and improve the teaching of a broad range of Computing, Digital and Information Technologies in New Zealand secondary schools.
  2. Promote, advance, support and guide teachers of a broad range of Computing, Digital and Information Technologies (herein after referred to as “the subject”) in New Zealand secondary schools.
  3. Facilitate, negotiate and foster links/consultation between teachers/educators and government institutions on any matters relating to the subject.
  4. Assist in the development, maintenance and review of the subject guidelines.
  5. Promote the education, professional development and up-skilling of its members.
  6. Assist teachers of the subject to keep up to date with current practice, and tertiary and industry developments.
  7. Promote and advance the profile/image of the subject to students, government and educational institutions, IT professionals/organizations, industry and the public.

These things make up the Mission of DTTA.

DTTA Committee 2019

2019 Committee
President: Gerard MacManus - Hobsonville Point Secondary School
Secretary: Witarina Owens - Kuranui College
Treasurer: John Creighton - Burnside High School
Past President: Vacant

Committee Members
Chris Dillon - Cambridge High School
Ruth Heeney - Te Kura Kaupapa Māori of Te Waiū o Ngati Porou
Ruth Davey - Lincoln High School
Sarah Washbrooke - Remarkables Primary School
Malcolm Clarke - Kowhai Intermediate
Tim Harford - Wellington Girls' College
Tracy Henderson - University of Canterbury
Wī McNabb - Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Kahungunu o Te Wairoa