Support Staff Day 2019
International Day of Education Support Staff Personnel is 16 May 2019. Start planning events around this date and please share your plans and school celebrations with your communities. This is a great opportunity for you to be a voice for support staff.
Given that this year is a big year for support staff and our collective agreement expires on 15 July, we're also planning campaign events for our traditional Support Staff Day - the second Wednesday of June. There will be more information available closer to the time, so keep an eye out for this.
School administrators keep our schools running smoothly, day in and day out.
We're kicking off our pay equity claim for school administration staff—first of all, by finding out exactly what it is that these staff do. We'll use this information as part of the claim to help understand the value that you bring to your workplace.
101 reasons why support staff need better funding
We asked the community to tell us why it's so important that support staff are valued. We asked for 1o1 reasons why -- and we got dozens more than that.
Many of our support staff members are specialists who work alongside disabled children and their whānau to make sure that they're getting access to an equitable education.