School Closed on Wednesday Afternoon
Important Message from the Principal of Te Totara Primay on behalf of the School Board
I am writing to inform you about a possible disruption to learning on Wednesday next week. There is a potential primary teacher’s strike day planned for next Wednesday 31 May 2023.
It is not certain yet that this will go ahead. Due to ongoing collective agreement negotiations, this strike action has been temporarily paused following a process initiated by the Minister of Education.
A final decision regarding the strike will be made by the N.Z.E.I. (The Primary Teacher’s Union) on Sunday 28 May 2023. The school will not receive any notification of the decision until Sunday evening at the earliest.
I am sending this notice out now to provide an early warning of the possibility of a school closure next Wednesday. Please be assured as soon as a decision is made, either myself or the Board will promptly notify you of the outcome.
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. Let's hope this matter gets settled for the sake of our teachers, children, school and our country's education system.
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FINDING OUT WHAT IS HAPPENING
We have many ways of keeping up-to-date regarding events that are happening at school:
Online school calendar: Online School Calendar
School App: Download the School App
School Website: Te Totara Website this has the option to translate the newsletter into other languages
Weekly notices: Weekly Notices
We have a great team at school who keep these all updated in real time.
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- Only people who test positive for Covid are required to isolate for 7 days.
- Household contacts are recommended to take a rapid antigaen test (RAT) every day for five days and avoid contact with the person who has had Covid.
In November 2017, ERO visited our school. This is the Government agency that reviews all schools to examine the quality of education provided.
Click the link to view the details of the report.