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Breaking news: NSW schools returning a week early


Wednesday 29 September 2021

The NSW Government's Crisis Cabinet emerged from its meeting on Wednesday evening with a decision to return teachers and students to schools a week earlier than originally agreed. The dates are:

  • October 18: Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 12
  • October 25: Year 2, Year 6, Year 11
  • November 1: Remaining grades

Only fully vaccinated teachers and school staff will be allowed back to face-to-face teaching.

The IEU is frustrated that the NSW Government has made this decision on the run without consulting the principals, teachers and school staff who will make it happen – and who are currently on a well-earned break.

The union spoke out about this in the media earlier today. Click here to read our media release.