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Wear green on Friday 9th August to support your principal

NZEI Te Riu Roa —

National day of support for principals

The teachers and support staff of Kaurilands School are joining with their colleagues all over the country on 9 August to call on the Government to give primary and intermediate principals a fair deal.  We need your support as we stand up for our principal and all principals.

Teachers recently won pay parity with their secondary colleagues, because a teacher is a teacher, regardless of the age of their students. The Government refused to give primary and intermediate principals parity with principals of comparably sized secondary schools, or any support for growing workloads.  In small schools, principals are doing a complex job but often without any extra support, and while teaching as well.  These principals are often paid less than some teachers in large schools.

We’re calling on the Government to do the right thing by principals. It’s only fair.

On Friday 9th August, we’ll be be wearing green to show our support for our principals.  We picked this colour because it is part of our campaign branding and it is a positive, optimistic colour.  Please come out and support the principals of Aotearoa who do such a vital job leading the teaching and learning in our schools.  Please support your principal by dressing your children in green on Friday 9th August.

NZEI TE RIU ROA - Kua tae te wā (It's time).