Principals meet with NSW government leaders after major teacher strike
Posted On May 6, 2022
Principals from the best-performing schools across New South Wales have assembled at state parliament today to discuss the key issues impacting teachers.
The group of 10 principals known as the Principal Advisory Group called on the premier and education minister in person to address the critical teacher shortage and pay conditions.
The strikes have sparked this advisory group to raise the demands of teaching staff directly to the state’s top political leaders.
“One of the things I shared was the staffing challenge, which I think all of the schools in the state are going through at the moment,” the principal at Fairfield High Dr Kathleen Seto told 9News.
“Some of the discussions we had today were absolutely vibrant and robust,” principal at Charlestown South Public School Colin Johnston said.
“We discussed the way we attract young teachers to government schools.”
Principals also raised the lack of specialist teachers.
Watch the full story on 9News at 6pm to hear the government’s response to these demands.