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School Closed on Wednesday Afternoon

The Teacher strike that was planned for Wednesday this week has been called off. However, there will be a Paid Union Meeting for our teachers from 1pm to 3pm on Wednesday. 
Te Totara Primary School will CLOSE at 12:45pm on Wednesday. 
We apologise for this inconvenience, we do not have enough staff to remain open. We need to close due to the Health and Safety risk.  On Wednesday afternoon After School Care will be available to those who are enrolled. Katrina will be in touch with her families. 
This week looks like this:
                                                Monday - Open
                                                Tuesday - Open
                                                Wednesday - Open to 12:45pm
                                                Thursday- Open 
                                                Friday - Closed, Teacher Only Day. 
Whakawhetai ki a koe mo to tautoko, Thank you for your support.

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. 

Anne Fraser



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