What does the issue of sick leave mean for you as a teacher, and the tamariki you teach?
It means going to work sick because all my sick leave is gone and I don’t earn enough to take leave without pay. This then means I am constantly sick and trying to teach tamariki on empty.
What will it take to fix sick leave for kindergarten teachers?
Understand we get sick twice as much as the average person and need double the sick leave to accommodate our needs.
When we fix sick leave, what impact will that change have on you as a teacher, and the tamariki you teach?
I will actually be able to recover. From this tamariki will get a better version of me creating better learning outcomes.