School Closing 27 February, 12:30 pm

School Closing 27 February, 12:30 pm

Kia ora e te whānau o Kaipara,

We have received recent notification from the Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) directing its members to attend a paid union meeting. As a result, Kaipara College will be closing at 12.30pm on Thursday 27 February 2020.

The directive reads:

The Executive of the Post Primary Teachers’ Association has directed members covered by the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement, the Secondary Principals’ Collective Agreement, the Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement and the Area School Principals’ Collective Agreement to attend a round of branch based paid union meetings held under the provisions of Section 26 of the Employment Relations Act 2000.

At the meetings members will be discussing the proposed Teaching Council fee increases and co-ordinating their response to these to the Teaching Council.

As a school, we are being directed to undertake this meeting and do not have the required number of non-union staff to ensure students are safely supervised. Buses will be leave the college at 12.30pm.

We are very sorry for this inconvenience to your student's learning.

Nga mihi mahana,

Steve McCracken
Principal
Kaipara College

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