As you will be aware principals and teachers have been negotiating their contracts over the past few months. Negotiations have been unsuccessful and both collective groups have voted to strike, to oppose the offer that the Government has proposed. Therefore on Wednesday 15th August, Stanley Avenue School will be closed for the entire day due to our teachers striking.
While we realise that this will be an inconvenience for all students and whanau, it is necessary for us to support our teachers and principals as they work to achieve the best schooling environment for our students. This will work towards ensuring all students moving forward have quality teaching and learning opportunities. Currently 50% of teachers are leaving after five years of teaching. Additionally there is 40% less teacher trainees coming through than there were 4 years ago.
We will keep you informed over the coming days in regards to the details surrounding this day of strike, including whether Kids Club will be running on this day, and how you can best support our teachers.
If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to contact your child’s classroom teacher, or John Byers.
Please keep a lookout in the weekly school newsletters and the school blog for more information.
Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.
Stanley Avenue School