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BOP Steamers Game

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BOP Steamers Game
by Kees Fransen - Wednesday, 15 August 2012, 2:35 PM


Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Over the next two weeks we have events that will affect our normal school day.

Bay of Plenty Steamers vs North Harbour – Friday 17 August

As you are aware they Bay of Plenty Steamers are playing a pre-season game against North Harbour on Friday 17 August at 2:30 pm. Our 1st XV are playing the curtain raiser at 12:30pm

We are keen to support the event and will run shortened classes throughout the day to accommodate this. The day will end at 1:50pm to allow students to attend the game. At this time parents are welcome to pick their sons/daughters up from school. The school buses will run at normal times.

The shortened class times will be:

Period 1 8:50 9:40 
Period 2 9:40 10:30 
Interval 10:30 10:55
Period 3 10:55 11:45
Period 4 11:45 12:30
Lunch 12:30 1:05 
Period 5 1:05 1:50


PPTA Paid Union Meeting – Thursday 23 August

As part of the PPTA Secondary Teachers’ Collective Employment Contract (for teachers throughout New Zealand), teachers are entitled to paid union meetings during school hours.

Negotiations for the new collective agreement have started and there is a meeting in the afternoon of Thursday 23 August that PPTA members are required to attend. On that day school class times will run as normal, however we will end lessons at 12.20 p.m. to enable staff to attend their meeting.

There will be supervision available for students who have to remain at school until the buses run at their normal time.  You may make arrangements where possible for your son/daughter to either go home at 12.20 pm. or go to a friend’s place where there is supervision for them.  Students should not be left to make their own arrangements or be wandering around streets. Those who need to stay at school will be supervised by teachers who are not attending the meeting.

Thank you for your co-operation in these matters.

Yours sincerely,

N. Harray