Dear Parents and Caregivers,
RE: PPTA Paid Union Meeting – Wednesday 14 September 2016
As part of the PPTA Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement (for teachers throughout New Zealand), teachers are entitled to paid union meetings during school hours.
As you may have seen in the media, the purpose of the meeting is to inform and discuss the proposed Global Funding Model that the Ministry of Education is currently investigating. The Global Funding Model would significantly change the way schools are funded and would replace the current decile based system. There are major implications if this change were to occur.
For the first time, the meeting will be held in conjunction with members from NZEI. This combined approach between PPTA and NZEI is unprecedented.
The meeting is to be held from 9:00am to 11:00am on Wednesday 14 September. To enable our teachers and support staff to attend I ask that you consider keeping your students at home during these hours. If you are unable to do so, supervised study will be provided. The school will re-open period 4 at the slightly later time of 12:30pm.
Senior examinations will continue as planned on Wednesday 14 September.