Australian school teachers waive vaccine obligations

The Queensland Department of Education (QED) has reported that the majority of teachers have quit their jobs prior to the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine in the state at Glenwood State School, and the continuity of student learning. I have confirmed that I am preparing to secure.

It is said that four teachers from a school with only five full-time teachers suddenly closed one week before the end of the semester.

A QED spokeswoman said in a statement, “Unless there is a valid medical tax exemption, all staff must comply with public health orders.”

“As with normal practice, absentee staff have good reasons and must provide appropriate evidence to support their absenteeism.”

This is Queensland, where all staff at public or private schools in the state will be first vaccinated and second vaccinated by January 22, 2022, prior to the start of the new school. We are ahead of the required requirements of the government. semester.

“Since the pandemic began, Queensland has been working hard to keep COVID safe. This new vaccination requirement is a further step towards keeping staff, students and children safe.” Said a QED spokeswoman.

When announcing the mandate on November 29, Queensland Prime Minister Anastasia Parasek said it would help protect vulnerable Queenslanders, including children under the age of 12 who could not get a jab. virus.

“If you can’t get vaccinated, we want people around you to get vaccinated. If you’re in a high-risk group, we make sure people around you are also vaccinated. I want to do it, “she said.

Glenwood State School, about 30 minutes from the city of Gympie, Queensland, has 78 students and 5 full-time teachers. The school, which teaches from preparation to sixth grade, also has five full-time non-teacher staff and six part-time non-teacher staff.

The school principal did not immediately respond to the request for comment.

Courier-Mail reported comments from Marie Singh, the mother of a Glenwood State School student who is about to finish sixth grade. Marishin said she heard news from another parent through one of the teachers.

“I agreed that all four were standing up for their rights,” she said.

Shining reportedly said that most parents supported the teacher’s decision.

“I told them that the community is proud of them, and we are standing behind them,” she said.

Caden Pearson


Caden Pearson is an Australian-based reporter with a background in screen writing and documentary. Contact him at [email protected]

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