Our schools and early childhood centres couldn’t function without support staff. They are essential members of the team, contributing to the success of our children.

Help stop the freeze on support staff funding

In its May Budget, the National Government froze the school operations grant. This grant funds support staff wages and other school running costs. This is the first time in nearly two decades that any Government has frozen school funding.

We're asking Hekia Parata, the Minister for Education, to unfreeze the operations grant.

Hundreds of people have signed the petition asking the Minister to unfreeze the operations grant. Will you join in?

Sign the petition here

You can also download a paper version of this petition to collect signatures in person.

Support Staff Day 2016

Our schools and early childhood centres couldn’t function without support staff. They are essential members of the team, contributing to the success of our children. On 8 June 2016, we celebrated Support Staff day to honour these professionals for the contribution they make.

In 2016 we celebrated alongside our Australian colleagues and sharing the hashtag #careersthatmatter.

Support Staff Day is an opportunity to celebrate, but also to raise awareness about the need for support staff jobs to be more secure, properly funded and the need for career pathways.


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