The NZEI Te Rui Roa, the Primary Teachers and Principals Union have voted to take further strike action this term. They have rejected the governments latest offer as part of their negotiations and have voted for full day regional rolling strikes. They are planning to strike in Christchurch on Wednesday November 14th for the day. As was the case last time, the St Martins Board of Trustees has determined that we would be unable to open the school on this day because of health and safety issues for staff and students because there wouldn’t be enough relievers to cover the number of students we have at St Martins. We won’t get formal notice of the strike until 3 days beforehand but we wanted to give our community as much notice as possible so you can make plans for your children on that day. We realise this may be inconvenient for some parents and care-givers and we thank you for your understanding.