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.