The Australian Education Union’s South Australian branch today confirmed its intention to take strike action this Thursday morning (29 November).
As a result, a number of teachers, preschool educators and support staff will not be at work until 12pm on that day.
The impact this has will vary from site to site.
While some government schools and preschools will remain open and operating as normal, the strike will result in others closing until 12:15pm because insufficient staff are available to ensure that adequate standards of safety and welfare can be provided.
Some schools and preschools will be able to open with reduced staffing by offering a modified learning program.
In some cases, an Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) service will be available to families that book a place.
Principals and preschool directors will be writing to families tomorrow to let them know what will happen at their child’s school or preschool.
Every effort will be made to keep schools and preschools open wherever possible.
If you have any questions about what is happening at your school or preschool, please contact them directly.