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REMINDER: SCHOOL CLOSURE
PRINCIPAL AND TEACHERS STRIKE ACTION
MONDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2018
Dear Parents and Whanau
You will be aware through the public media and school communications, that the Primary Principals’ and Teachers’ Union, the N.Z. Education Institute, Te Riu Roa, has overwhelmingly rejected the Government’s second offer to address the concerns regarding the issues around attracting and retaining great teachers for our children. This is what the campaign is all about. To date, the Government has not addressed the key issues.
The union members have therefore voted for a second strike. This will take the form of nationwide rolling strikes over the week beginning 12 November.
The advised date of the Auckland region’s strike action is Monday 12 November.
As already advised, the Board of Trustees has approved the closure of the school on this day, because we are unable to safely staff the school for instruction or supervision.
HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL will be CLOSED for the full day
on Monday 12 November.
It is important that you make alternative arrangements for the care of your child/children on this day.
Note: If there is any change to this action we will inform you immediately
We do acknowledge that this is an inconvenience for parents and students alike, but please be assured that student safety and well-being is our main concern.
Our Board of Trustees is very appreciative of the great work our principal and staff do and the many hours they put in, to providing the best Catholic education they can for our children. As more and more demands are placed on teachers, with not enough resources, our staff continue to give of their very best. The Board is totally supportive of our principal and staff, through their Union, the N.Z.E.I., in their endeavours to get some positive changes with regard to the staffing shortage, which in Auckland particularly, is at crisis point, staff workload, salaries which reflect this workload, support for children with special learning and behavioural needs, and making teaching as a career, a more valued profession. This will result in continued positive outcomes for our children.
As a community, we ask for your continued understanding and support as together we work for the benefit of our children.
Thank you for your understanding.
Board of Trustees.