About HETTANZ

The Home Economics and Technology Teachers Association of New Zealand

Te Roopu Whakaako Tiaki Kaainga me te Hangarau o Aotearoa

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The Meaning of the HETTANZ Logo

“To each is given a bag of tools
A shapeless mass, a book of rules
And each must make, ere life is flown
A stumbling block or a stepping stone.”

Extract from R L Sharpe

The logo represents the ‘family’ – the elder or elders and its members, the children, the young for whom the future belongs. The long tail represents the canoe or boat from which the people of New Zealand came, within this vessel also came the families, groups of people, who are now settled in Aotearoa. The colour green denotes, not fear, but freshness, grassy fields, sea, spring … being prepared for what the future brings.

Objectives

  • To provide a national voice and to act as a forum where all teachers of home economics and technology can share ideas and experiences
  • To promote the professional development of home economics and technology teachers and to provide professional support
  • To promote the teaching of home economics and technology at all levels of the education system and beyond and to unite all teachers of home economics and technology
  • To encourage and foster research related to home economics and technology education
  • To provide liaison with international organizations and other national associations for the teaching of home economics and technology