Wednesday 12 November - School Closing at 11:50am
As part of the PPTA Secondary Teachers’ Collective Employment Agreement for teachers throughout New Zealand, teachers are entitled to paid union meetings during school hours.
Leading up to this year’s election the Ministry of Education had been in negotiations with the PPTA as part of the Government’s “Investing in Educational Success” policy. Since the election, further progress has been made and the PPTA has now requested that members meet to ratify the proposed policy.
There is a meeting in the afternoon of Wednesday 12 November that PPTA members are required to attend. On that day school will have 3 shortened periods in the morning but we will end lessons at 11.50 a.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 11.50 a.m. or go to a friend’s place where there is supervision for them. Those who need to stay at school will be supervised in class by teachers who are not attending the meeting.
Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.