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Stand Side by Side with Christchurch Schools

On the 18th February Education Minister Hekia Parata will unveil her  verdict on the 39 Christchurch schools proposed for merger or closure.

 On 19th February Canterbury teachers and principals will protest the proposed educational reforms.

If you are in Christchurch, go to the CBS Arena and show your support, from 4pm onwards.

Aucklanders – Auckland teachers are showing their support by attending the intersection demonstrations on the corners of Balmoral and Dominion Roads, and St Lukes and New North Roads between 4 and 6 pm

Wellington teachers are protesting 4pm outside Hekia’s electorate office in Porirua (near Beds R Us).  All welcome.

Whangarei have a protest at 5pm with banners along one of their main roads – ask your rep for more information.

There will be other events in your area – ask at school.

Show them that you stand with them, side by side.

red and black

On 19th February wear red and black.

Show Christchurch communities that you care.

Get your school or workplace on board – take pics and send them in to the press, to me, share them on Facebook, Twitter, and where-ever you can.

Show the government that their treatment of Christchurch has been outrageous and that the schools and communities need and deserve to be heard fairly and honestly.


19th JANUARY 2013


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4 thoughts on “Stand Side by Side with Christchurch Schools

  1. Well I am one Wellington teacher who would prefer to be taking much stronger action than wearing red and black! Great idea to show support but I can’t help feeling if we took a strong national stand earlier rather than later we might have more chance of a win against the Germ!!!!!!!!!


    Posted by Sue | January 30, 2013, 10:24 pm
  2. I agree, and if it were in my power to do more I totally would. I am hoping the Greens or Labour or the unions will co-ordinate something, too. But this can still be powerful if the word gets out and we get some press for the schools affected, I hope.


    Posted by Dianne - SaveOurSchoolsNZ | January 30, 2013, 10:40 pm


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