Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) Teacher Strike

Mar 9, 2023

Thursday 16th March 2023

Kia ora koutou Parents, Caregivers and Whānau,

The PPTA has advised the Garin College Board that teachers who are members of the Post Primary
Teachers’ Association (PPTA) at our school will be taking strike action on Thursday, 16 March 2023, as part
of a nationally approved industrial action. Therefore teachers who are PPTA members will not be attending
school on this day.

The Garin Board has carefully considered the availability of teaching staff on the strike day, unfortunately the
board has decided that due to the number of PPTA members who will be on strike, we will be unable to
provide the normal level of teaching services during the strike.

Garin College will be open for instruction on this day; we will have a level of teacher and staff capacity to
supervise a small number of students for the day, should you require this for your student.

To support our planning for school on this day, I ask that you contact the Garin College office via phone or
email by Friday 10 March, to indicate if your student will be attending school on the strike day Thursday 16

The school bus services will not operate on this day. Whānau of students attending school on this day will
be required to make their own transport arrangements.

Ma te atua manaaki
John Maguire

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