About 1400 teachers refuse Covid vaccination

  Education Ministry figures indicate just 2.4 percent of school teachers, about 1400 people, have refused the Covid vaccination. The ministry said responses from 94 per cent of schools indicated nearly 98 percent of teachers and 95 per cent of other staff were vaccinated. Official figures showed there were 62,600 teachers working in state and … Continued

‘Disparities’ in rules as school mandate stings

  Mount Hutt College’s principal believes conflicting rules for teachers and the wider school community leaves some question marks around the vaccination mandate for teachers. Multiple teachers in Mid Canterbury are set to put to their careers on hold and school leaders short-staffed as the vaccination mandate for the education sector comes into effect tomorrow. … Continued

Teacher aides stood down

  Ashburton College is refusing to comment on revelations that two teacher aides of a class recently under investigation have been stood down. The Guardian understands two learning support assistants within the Te Whare Manaaaki special needs unit were stood down last week for alleged serious misconduct breaches. Ashburton College principal Ross Preece declined to … Continued

College report findings disappoint parent

  An investigation has cleared an Ashburton College teacher of bullying allegations, but it has shocked a parent who withdrew her child from the school. Melanie Deuart, who had complained to school leaders twice, pulled her autistic son out of the college at the start of the term after she understood the extent of multiple … Continued