Teachers and Principals Strike – Thursday 16 March – School Closed
Kia ora koutou
Our teachers who belong to the NZEI will be striking on Thursday 16 March. This will mean that the school will be closed to children on Thursday 16 March.
Kelly Club Silverdale will be offering a supervision programme on Thursday 16 March. If you would like to send your child/ren to Kelly Club you can book them in by following this link https://kellyclub.co.nz/
Why are teachers and principals striking?
Our tamariki need a quality education. And we want to give that to them.
Unfortunately, the funding for our schools is not enough for us to give us the time we would like to support all our children to thrive.
We need to attract and retain educators by ensuring that teaching is a valued and attractive profession.
Principals and teachers in primary and area schools have considered at length offers from the government to settle our respective collective agreements.
The offers did not meet our expectations, nor make sufficient steps towards the changes we need for our children to succeed.
We have voted to take industrial action on Thursday 16 March.
It’s the last thing we wanted to do. And the decision was not taken lightly.
We felt that this was the only way the government would listen and recognise that when they support our children to learn and succeed, we are supporting whānau and communities to thrive.
We look forward to another great year in 2023 – and together with your support, building the case for better investment in our tamariki.
Thank you for your support in this.