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Support Christchurch – An NZ-wide Day of Action – NZEI Update

Latest NZEI information:

February 19th is NOT CANCELLED as a day of action although the strike itself has been called off.

The CSB Arena event is  GOING AHEAD at 4pm so members and supporters can attend and there are other activities going ahead in other centres including Auckland and Wellington.

Contact NZEI or your rep for more information.

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Christchurch Day of Action – 19th Feb 2013

Please support our colleagues in Christchurch.

We need to ensure that the Government understands that it must put children’s learning first.

For those of you not in the Christchurch branch area, please help your colleagues deliver this message by wearing red and black on the 19th February and posting photos to the Listen to Christchurch facebook page.

You may also:

  • Send a letter to the editor of your local paper about why the Government must listen to the teachers and school communities in Christchurch and what’s at stake for quality public education if it follows its current agenda
  • Choose a Christchurch school (schools) and send them a message of support. Perhaps some students could send emails as well. You can find a list of schools and their email addresses at www.educationcounts.govt.nz/directories/list-of-nz-schools

Remember, the purpose of the day of action is to give Christchurch educators a voice to tell the Government we are determined that from now on it must put children’s learning first and: 

  • STOP using flawed processes and making poorly informed decisions  – and instead ensure fair processes based on robust evidence;
  • LOOK at what really works in terms of quality teaching and learning; and
  • LISTEN to educators and school communities.

NZEI remains committed to continuing discussions with the Ministry of Education. We hope that the Government has come to recognise the depth of community feeling and teachers’ resolve on this issue.

What is happening on the day in Christchurch

It is vital that the focus is on bringing Christchurch communities with us on the day. Those families, community groups, local businesses, hapu and iwi and other groups all have a stake in the future of Christchurch children and their learning.

So rather than a traditional “strike” or “picket line”, the local member organising committee has proposed that as a minimum, all schools in the Christchurch branch area open on 19 February until 2pm for a Community Open Day, followed by a public event at the CBS ARENA at 3pm.

Instead of delivering normal classroom programmes, schools will invite their local communities to participate in activities and discussions at the school about the future of education in Christchurch and the learning programmes at their school.

From 2pm on the 19th, NZEI is asking members and supporters to travel to the CBS Arena for a community-wide, family-friendly event from 3-4.30pm.  If you’re from the wider Christchurch region but not in the Christchurch branch area, you are very welcome to join us!

-NZEI

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Latest NZEI information:

February 19th is NOT CANCELLED as a day of action although the strike itself has been called off.

The CSB Arena event is  GOING AHEAD at 4pm so members and supporters can attend and there are other activities going ahead in other centres including Auckland and Wellington.

Contact NZEI or your rep for more information.

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Discussion

5 thoughts on “Support Christchurch – An NZ-wide Day of Action – NZEI Update

  1. I would love to bring me three children to show our support but the CBS arena is not very family friendly plus it’s the other side of town. Hagley park might’ve been a better location.

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    Posted by Andrea | February 8, 2013, 8:08 pm
  2. February 19th is NOT CANCELLED as a day of action although the strike itself has been called off. The CSB Arena event is GOING AHEAD at 4pm so members and supporters can attend and there are other activities going ahead in other centres including Auckland and Wellington so Dianne, could you please correct the impression that these are being cancelled – thank you! Please email me at stephanie.mills@nzei.org.nz if you have any questions.

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    Posted by Stephanie Mills | February 15, 2013, 4:14 pm

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