Ahmad Osama, 29, is in his seventh year as a teacher. He teaches science at Aotea College, a decile 5 school in Porirua. He is among 50,000 teachers expected to walk out on strike next week in protest of their pay and conditions. A particular issue is the increasing work-load teachers have to juggle on top of their lessons. Here, Ahman tells Herald education reporter Simon Collins about a typical day at school for him.

TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2019


I woke up – no alarm needed (despite going to sleep at 12am). I had teaching on my mind. I