slave to zep Posted April 25, 2013 Share Posted April 25, 2013 here in australia the kids ( and teachers ) get approx 12 weeks holiday, every weekend and public holiday off. my question is : WHY? why do they need this much time off? especially the older ones, in their last two years of school. perhaps let them have a few weeks less as they get older and/or make their day a bit longer. i think it would really help a lot of kids, not to mention the parents! my son, who is 12, just had 2 weeks holiday. you would think he would return to school on monday, right? WRONG. he returns on the wednesday, so the teachers can have TWO MORE days to ... um, who knows..... i'm not bagging teachers, i know they ( most ) do a great job. but i really think that 12 weeks should be enough time to do their courses/have their meetings/whatever else. i have listened to the argument that they have to do pre - class prep, after class marking ... ok, so why not actually have them clock on and off at school - do 9 hours like most other jobs, and do it IN THE CLASSROOM, not at home. i bet they would get it all done, and more. do they think about working parents? who is going to watch these kids? even if my husband and i took separate holidays, we would still be short about 5 weeks .... something needs to change. anyone agree? i hope i do not offend anyone, not my intention. i am worried out my/our kids. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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