Letter re Strike Action

Published on Monday, 6 August 2018, 1:21 p.m. Print Article

06 August 2018

 

Dear Parents and Caregivers

 

The NZEI has advised the St Albans Catholic School Board of Trustees that the principal and teachers at our school will be taking strike action on Wednesday, 15 August 2018 for the day.

As a Board, we stand behind our teachers' and principal's efforts to improve pay and conditions.  People within the education sector need to be respected as professionals, paid properly, and be allowed the time they need to focus on leading and teaching.  This is key to attracting and retaining high quality teachers within the profession, including at our school, for the benefit of our students.

The Board has carefully considered the availability of teaching staff, and unfortunately decided that we can't provide the normal teaching or supervision services during the strike.  Therefore, the school will be closed on Wednesday, 15 August 2018, you will need to make alternative arrangements for the care of your child/children on the day of the strike.

I know that this is inconvenient for parents and students alike, but please be assured that student safety is our main concern.  Thank you for your understanding.

Please contact Abraham Atherton if you have any queries relating to this decision.

Regards

Kelvin Mason, Chair Board of Trustees