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5 March 2019

Strike 4 Climate Change


Dear Parents and Caregivers,
You are probably aware of the upcoming Strike 4 Climate Change that students from Logan Park High School are organising. 

The students feel that politicians around the world have taken the growing Climate Change crisis lightly, talking a lot but not doing anything about it and see that it falls upon them (as the youth needing to inherit the planet) to take action. They are asking that the New Zealand Government acts now to hold global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

They have organised a rally for 12-3pm on Friday, March 15th in the Octagon and we are aware that a number of our students are talking about this. There is more information available at the link above.

While we won't be engaging in this rally as a whole school event, we do see that it fits in 100% with the social science curriculum - Level 4, NZC Understanding how people participate individually and collectively in response to community challenges. 

What we suggest is that, if your whanau supports your child being involved in this, then you make arrangements for them to attend as you see fit (note: the Strike is open to everyone, not just school students). We will need a note from parents/caregivers for any child who plans to be involved in order for them to leave school. Please be aware that the school will not be providing any supervision so you need to be comfortable with the arrangements you make for your child. 

We do ask that if your child is participating in the rally that you discuss the following questions with them so that they are able to respond if asked:

  • Why do my family believe it is appropriate for me to miss school to support this rally?
  • What do I hope to achieve by attending the rally?
  • Does my school support my attending the rally? Answer - yes, my school thinks that this is an important issue and that it fits in with the level 4 social sciences curriculum - Understanding how people participate individually and collectively in response to community challenges. 

Students are encouraged to wear school uniform and so they need to consider that if they do so they will be representing DNI and as such they should behave in a way that we would be proud of. 

School will be open for the afternoon as per usual and if this is not something that your whanau supports then it will simply be school as usual. 

Kind regards
Heidi Hayward


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