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Hamez

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For those wondering if we’d have a delayed start to the school year:


Will be interesting to see if there’s an impact to staffing/attendance with cases predicted to peak by the end of January.
 

Jack Richards

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For those wondering if we’d have a delayed start to the school year:


Will be interesting to see if there’s an impact to staffing/attendance with cases predicted to peak by the end of January.

For sure there will be.

There will also be lots of merges and class splits as we struggle to get CRTs.
 

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For those wondering if we’d have a delayed start to the school year:


Will be interesting to see if there’s an impact to staffing/attendance with cases predicted to peak by the end of January.

Personally, I'm glad to be starting back with face-to-face teaching - and fully expecting to catch it sometime during February (I usually get a cold every Feb when school starts back anyway).

That said, Term 1 will be an absolute shitshow.
 

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Personally, I'm glad to be starting back with face-to-face teaching - and fully expecting to catch it sometime during February
Exactly the same here. Looking forward to getting back into the classroom face-to-face. Hopefully we don't return to remote learning at any point.
 

Deliverance

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I'd imagine it would have been pretty demoralising sitting in front of this regularly

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Really hope you guys all get back to face to face early in the year.
 

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Personally, I'm glad to be starting back with face-to-face teaching - and fully expecting to catch it sometime during February (I usually get a cold every Feb when school starts back anyway).

That said, Term 1 will be an absolute shitshow.

Yep same. I havent been in a classroom since March 2020, and havent been sick since April of 2019.

No matter what I come down with covid or otherwise- will be a real b*tch and I'll be taking at least a week and a half off, from my new job at my new school. I feel bad for them already, but what can you do. I'll of course, take all the precautions.
 

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For those wondering if we’d have a delayed start to the school year:


Will be interesting to see if there’s an impact to staffing/attendance with cases predicted to peak by the end of January.

In Victoria the peak is predicted to be Feb. My brother and sister who work at different hospitals say all staff have been notified and any leave during Feb is very limited.
Personally, I am unavailable for any CRT work for the foreseeable future.
A friend has said,
"the year was spent staring at a screen full of emojis. When we finally got back to school I had to make the kids print out their screen picture and tape it to their foreheads so I knew who they were!"
 

Hamez

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Would hate to be a first year teacher to either the profession or at a new school. Depending on the year level the first few weeks is when you get to know your students and set your expectations.
 
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pjcrows

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The SA teaching situation is ridiculous.

If a student in any of your classes tests positive, the teacher is a close contact. This means you can attend work to teach, but at all other times you must isolate at home.

COVID cases will happen in classrooms very regularly, so unless the rule is changed, teachers will basically be in perennial isolation from life, apart from going to work.

Totally untenable.
 

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The SA teaching situation is ridiculous.

If a student in any of your classes tests positive, the teacher is a close contact. This means you can attend work to teach, but at all other times you must isolate at home.

COVID cases will happen in classrooms very regularly, so unless the rule is changed, teachers will basically be in perennial isolation from life, apart from going to work.

Totally untenable.


And, as there's essentially cross pollination across industries and suburbs, everything about this is unfeasible and, thus, like you say, it's totally untenable.
 

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And, as there's essentially cross pollination across industries and suburbs, everything about this is unfeasible and, thus, like you say, it's totally untenable.

Part of me suspects that they know it will fail, and it won't be supported, and by the time school comes around they'll say "We'll, we tried, but schools are closed until the peak subsides", as a way to show that they did what they could to start on Day 1
 

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Part of me suspects that they know it will fail, and it won't be supported, and by the time school comes around they'll say "We'll, we tried, but schools are closed until the peak subsides", as a way to show that they did what they could to start on Day 1


In the hope that whoever's received the disseminated spin, will eat it up?
 

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Would hate to be a first year teacher to either the profession or at a new school. Depending on the year level the first few weeks is when you get to know your students and set your expectations.
Is it just me or is year 9 and 10 the worst year levels to start remotely? Disadvantaged and disaffected kids in this age group would have to be the least likely to re engage later on. 😪
 

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