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Heads to consider ending 6-week summer break

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 02:23 PM

Head teachers are to investigate the benefits of scrapping the six-week summer holidays.

Proposals to spread holidays more evenly through the year were discussed at the NAHT union conference.

Its leader Russell Hobby questioned whether the current 13-week term structure was healthy for staff, arguing changing it could reduce stress and cut holiday prices for families.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...cation-27260436

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 06:13 PM

could have an impact on holiday parks though


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 06:36 PM

makes sense i think we should do the same

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 07:57 PM

when in school i loved the six week summer holiday. can remember at the start thinking six weeks, wow, that's ages. but i can also remember sitting in the bath Sunday night thinking its all over. -  you'd go back and it would feel funny holding the pen and your handwriting would be up the wall. loved it, but now i've left school i'd cancel all school holidays :lol:

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 09:33 PM

Kids now get much longer holidays in general compared to when I was in school. Going back after summer break there was nothing until Christmas, now they get two weeks in October as well. Christmas break is now 2 weeks, they have a long weekend in February too followed by two weeks at Easter. That's not counting the extra days off they get for teacher's training. I think that's them all! I wish we had that many holidays when I was in school.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:34 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 04 May 2014 - 09:33 PM, said:

Kids now get much longer holidays in general compared to when I was in school. Going back after summer break there was nothing until Christmas, now they get two weeks in October as well. Christmas break is now 2 weeks, they have a long weekend in February too followed by two weeks at Easter. That's not counting the extra days off they get for teacher's training. I think that's them all! I wish we had that many holidays when I was in school.
dont forget the May/June week off


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 11:43 PM

In Oz, we have 2 weeks in December + 4 weeks in January making for a 6 week Summer break (and THANK GOD for that, it's hot as hell here in summer, impossible to concentrate hot).
Then we have 2 weeks in April for Easter and often ANZAC Day.
2 weeks in June/July.
2 in September/October.

Makes for about four 10 week terms. Give or take.


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 04:10 AM

Last year I got a job as Santa but I was exhausted with the long hours.

Much better since I became a teacher.

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:42 AM

I don't get it Zebra99.





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