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Collegiate Teacher’s Strike – Wednesday 29 May 2019

Teachers have voted to take strike action on Wednesday 29 May 2019. This means the Collegiate (Junior, Middle & Senior Schools) will be CLOSED for instruction on this day.

The teachers unions (NZEI & PPTA) are urging the Government to rethink it’s position on the current contract talks which for most teachers is a salary increase barely equal to the rate of inflation. We wish to encourage the Government to invest in education by addressing excessive workloads, pay and recruitment of teachers. Currently there is a teacher shortage because the teaching profession is generally not well paid and people thinking of careers are not choosing education.

We appreciate your understanding and support while we struggle for a fair contract with the Government. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The school will RE-OPEN for instruction as normal on Thursday 30 May 2019.