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Whakapau kaha – to be better than before.

You may be aware of negotiations that have been underway between the Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) who are the Union that represent primary school teachers and principals across New Zealand. Members of the union have voted in favour of rejecting the most recent offer from the Ministry believing it will not address the current crisis in staffing, resourcing, recruiting and retaining of teachers in the profession to provide the best education for our children and industrial action is planned for Wednesday the 15th August.

Taking into consideration the number of staff involved in the strike action and the safety of the children, the Board of Trustees has decided to fully support the school teaching staff and will, therefore, close the school for instruction on the 15th August.

Closing the school for any period of time is not a decision we have made lightly but we cannot compromise the safety of our students, which we are sure you understand.

Andy’s Afterschool Care have offered to open a holiday programme on Wednesday the 15th of August to support parents.

Please make direct contact with Sandy on 027 288 0731 or by email at

Thank you in advance for making alternative arrangements for your child on the 15th August.

Yours sincerely

CPDS Board of Trustees

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