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Advance Notification of Industrial Action: PPTA Teachers’ Strike on Wednesday 29 March 2023

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Advance Notification of Industrial Action – PPTA Teachers’ Strike on Wednesday 29 March 2023

The PPTA has advised the Wellington High School Board that its member teachers at our school will be taking strike action on Wednesday 29 March. Please note that this strike action is subject to progress in mediation and the school will receive further information on 26 March. 

The Board has carefully considered the availability of non-union teaching staff, and unfortunately decided that we can’t provide normal instruction during the strike so the school will officially be closed for instruction during the above times. 

If making alternative arrangements for care is difficult, we can still supervise a small number of students if required. Please contact the school office if your student(s) will need this. Metlink have confirmed that school bus services will run as normal on this day.

We know that this is inconvenient for parents and students alike. Please be assured that safety is our main concern.

He Kākano students are welcome to attend school on 29 March. They will be supervised by non-PPTA teaching staff and teacher aides. Taxi services will run as normal. Please let Liz McKay know if your student will be attending.

Thank you for your understanding. Please contact Dominic Killalea ( if you have any queries relating to this decision.

Yours sincerely

David Cooling

Board Presiding Member on behalf of the Wellington High School Board