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Yeah thats the best I can explain itSome students walked out in protest at a PPTA ban on extra-curricular activity and at
Teacher Bernard Beckett says, "We believe there is no confidence around the country in the teachers' union. We've been avoiding saying that so it didn't become an in-fight, but it's got to the stage now that what else can we say?"
PPTA management says the feedback it is getting is that members are happy with the industrial action, and that Onslow College is acting outside of the code of ethics that members sign up to.
The students took matters into their own hands, with students from at least 5 schools refusing to go to classes. Students feel they are the meat in the sandwich.
Meanwhile, students at **My school** are furious the teachers' pay dispute has forced the cancellation of an annual sports exchange. The school drama production will also probably not happen either. The principle stated majority of the students involved were good students and were genuinely concerned.
Across town, students sent Education Minister Trevor Mallard some strong messages in a mail-out while other students walked out the gate.
"Maybe they'll stop to think and kind of change the way they're doing things. Maybe they will realise that this time students have had enough, said one student.
The regular Wednesday round-robin games were called off though there was sports in Dunedin, but during school hours.
Regional Sports Director, Kerry Hendersen says that secondary school sport has been played on Wednesday afternoons for as long as he can remember, around 30-40 years, and the union has never played this card before.
Meanwhile, a vote to extend the extra-curricular ban is due next week.