Dear Parents and Caregivers
Advance Notification of Industrial Action
The PPTA has advised the Wellington High School Board that its member teachers at our school will be taking strike action between 4 May 2023 and 8 June 2023. The action will take place on the following days over that period.
Week 2 – Thursday 4 May – Year 11
Week 3 – Tuesday 9 May – Year 12, Thursday 11 May – Year 13
Week 4 – Tuesday 16 May – Year 9, Wednesday 17 May – Year 10
Week 5 – Thursday 25 May – Year 11
Week 6 – Tuesday 30 May – Year 13, Thursday 1 June – Year 12
Week 7 – Tuesday 6 June – Year 10, Thursday 8 June – Year 9
Nature of the action
The nature of this action will be:
– On the days notified above, students in the named year level, will not be taught or supervised by PPTA members. This includes teaching or supervision of the students that would otherwise be undertaken on or away from the school site.
– For clarity, on days notified above, teaching and supervision of other year levels not subject to the strike action and will continue as normal.
– It is acknowledged that it is the school board’s decision whether to tell students to stay home or not on the day that they are not being taught or supervised by PPTA members. The Wellington High School Board has carefully considered the availability of non-union teaching staff, and unfortunately decided that we cannot provide normal instruction for those year levels on those days.
One day strike
In addition, the PPTA has advised the Wellington High School Board that its member teachers at our school will be taking strike action on Wednesday 10 May. This one day strike will affect all year groups and there will be no formal classes on this day. Please note that minimal supervision will be possible.
If making alternative arrangements for care is difficult with students in year 9 and 10, we can still supervise a small number of students if required. Please contact the school office email@example.com if your student(s) will need this.
He Kākano students are welcome to attend school during these times. They will be supervised by non-PPTA staff (where possible) and teacher aides if there is a strike associated with their year level. Taxi services will run as normal. Please let Liz McKay know if your student will be attending at those times.
Thank you for your understanding. Please contact Dominic Killalea (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any queries relating to this decision.
Board Presiding Member
on behalf of the Wellington High School Board