Sun. Dec 5th, 2021

As reported earlier this morning, hundreds of thousands of students in years 2 to 11 will return to the classrooms in Sydney this morning.

NSW Teachers Federation president Angelo Gavrielatos says that while many families will no doubt be thrilled, principals at some schools have “struggled” in the past week or so to tackle staff shortages.

NSW Teachers Federation President Angelo Gavrielatos.

NSW Teachers Federation President Angelo Gavrielatos.Credit:Dominic Lorrimer

“This is a direct consequence of the government’s announcements to speed up returns [to face-to-face learning] not once, but twice, ”he said Today show.

“The latest statistics indicate that we have 2,000 to 3,000 teachers who may not yet have met the double vaccination status.

“There will be pockets where its impact is already more serious. New reports yesterday suggest that 160 schools are more affected than others. ”

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and Education Minister Sarah Mitchell will front the media around noon. 9 AEDT.

Keep an eye on their answers as they will no doubt be asked about this problem.

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