Macleans Primary Notice 11 March

MPS Open For Child Supervision ONLY on Thursday 16 March

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MPS Open for Supervision ONLY on Thursday 16 March

Kia ora Whanau

The Macleans Primary School Board of Trustees has decided that we will gauge how many families are in need of supervision for the their child on teacher strike day for union members, Thursday 16 March. This will be done through a google form - see link below. As many of our staff are union members (myself included), we will not have sufficient staff to provide instruction for our tamariki on this day. We may only be able to provide supervision. Therefore, we urgently request all whanau to indicate whether they require supervision for their children at MPS, if unable to keep their children at home or provide alternative childcare on this day.

Please complete the form by 9am Monday 13 March to indicate your intentions. From the MPS community responses, we will be able to see if we can offer supervision by teachers who are not striking. A decision will be made on Monday afternoon/Tuesday morning as to whether the school closes fully on Thursday or not. Please look for further communication on Monday-Tuesday morning.

NOTE: Although there is a 'No' option on the form you ONLY need to complete the form if you have no other options for care at home for your children.


Standard Letter Informing Community of Pending Strike and Reasons For The Strike

Our tamariki need a quality education. And we want to give that to them. Unfortunately, the funding for our schools is not enough for us to give us the time we would like to support all our kids to thrive. We need to attract and retain educators by ensuring that teaching is a valued and attractive profession. Principals and teachers in primary and area schools have considered at length offers from the government to settle our respective collective agreements. The offers did not meet our expectations, nor make sufficient steps towards the changes we need for our children to succeed. You may have seen that we voted to take industrial action on 16 March. It’s the last thing we wanted to do. And the decision was not taken lightly. We felt that this was the only way the government would listen and recognise that when they support our children to learn and succeed, we are supporting whānau and communities to thrive. We look forward to another great year in 2023 – and together with your support, building the case for better investment in our tamariki.


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New Zealand