Industrial Action – PPTA Teachers’ Strike on Wednesday 29th March 2023 

The PPTA has advised the Central Hawke’s Bay College Board of Trustees that its member teachers at our school will be taking strike action on 29th March 2023. The Board has carefully considered the availability of non-union teaching staff, and unfortunately decided that we can’t provide normal instruction during the strike so the school will officially be closed for instruction on the 29th March.  

The school will be open for limited supervision of students if required, please contact the if you require support with this. 

School transport will not be operating for our secondary only bus runs on the day of the strike. 

Thank you for your understanding. Please contact me at the school if you have any queries relating to this decision.  

Yours sincerely 

Lance Christiansen 


on behalf of the Central Hawke’s Bay College Board of Trustees 

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Central Hawke’s Bay College is a small co-educational rural school of around 522 students based in Waipukurau in the heart of the Central Hawke’s Bay region. The school was established in 1959 from Waipawa and Waipukurau District High Schools. The college is made up of 38% Maori and 58% European students. The majority of our Maori students are from Ngati Kahungunu and the college has strong links with the local iwi.

The school has strong community support and an excellent reputation as a school who give their students an excellent all round education. The school has modern facilities and expansive grounds which include a small farm next to the school.

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