I have received notification that the Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) has called a paid union meeting (PUM).
This will be held in Hamilton from 1.00pm – 3.00pm Tuesday 29 November 2022. Paid union meetings are part of the collective contract and the Board is required to provide time for staff to attend.
Almost all of our teachers are members of the PPTA and they will not be available for teaching duties on that afternoon. The school will not be closed but Period 4 and 5 lessons will not run. The Huntly and Meremere buses will leave school at 12.10pm but all other buses will leave at the normal time of 3pm.
We will have a small number of teachers here to provide supervision for those students who are unable to be collected from school at this time and who will need to stay until 3.00pm. These students must report to the hall at 12.10pm and will be released at the normal time for buses. They will not be permitted to leave school.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and ask for your understanding in this matter.
Please note, if you have older children sitting NCEA exams on Tuesday 29th November, these exams will run as normal.