A large part of the reason behind tomorrow’s industrial action boils down to one big question: can you build a life and be a primary school teacher at the same time? The four people interviewed for this story, who are in and around the day-to-day of that life, say the answer, as matters stand, is categorically ‘no’. By JAYLAN BOYLE.
JUDE BARBACK catches up with Professor Aline-Wendy Dunlop during her visit to New Zealand to discuss her fascinating research project in which she has studied the lives of 150 children for over 14 years, making some compelling conclusions about the impact of early childhood education and transitions.
NZEI Te Riu Roa principal and teacher members have both voted for full day strike action on August 15.
The Ministry of Education and primary teachers' union NZEI Te Riu Roa have both expressed their wish to explore "every possible avenue to reach an agreement" through mediation to resolve negotiations over the primary teachers' collective agreement.
It is disappointing that primary teachers and principals have decided so early in negotiations to go on strike, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced a brand new primary school in Hobsonville and more classrooms in West Auckland as part of a $49 million investment in Auckland schools.
Primary teachers and principals will go on strike on August 15.
The country's primary school principals and teachers will begin meetings today over whether to accept a pay offer or take industrial action.