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Topic # 237504 5-Jun-2018 19:08
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OMG, ROFL. Next thing is sick days. What such a dumb idea. 


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  Reply # 2030021 5-Jun-2018 19:11
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Agree.  PC cow-dung.  After 10 weeks my kids are tired grumpy zombies.  Going longer is the height of stupidity, second only to the new open learning environments.  Honestly it's no wonder our academic achievements are in the toilet.  

 

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/parenting/mums-life/94199179/school-holidays-are-not-designed-for-modern-parents-this-needs-to-change

 

 





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  Reply # 2030023 5-Jun-2018 19:12
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Sorry, the news, well Seven Sharp.... :-) said that there is an idea to replace school holidays for kids with annual leave, so they take it when suits. Avoid expensive school holiday travel costs etc, Let me look for a link




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scuwp:

 

Agree.  PC cow-dung.  After 10 weeks my kids are tired grumpy zombies.  Going longer is the height of stupidity, second only to the new open learning environments.  Honestly it's no wonder our academic achievements are in the toilet.  

 

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/parenting/mums-life/94199179/school-holidays-are-not-designed-for-modern-parents-this-needs-to-change

 

 

 

 

So you agree with Annual Leave for kids? 


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When I was a kid in Brazil we had two breaks: winter (July) and summer (December - January). Attendance was mandatory. No one died.





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tdgeek:

So you agree with Annual Leave for kids? 



I read it that he doesn't, and I agree. They need that break after 10 weeks, they just don't function right. Imagine if they did the whole year straight cause the parents wanted to take a long summer vacation? Absolutely ridiculous idea, but I've come to expect nothing less from the poor excuse for journalism at 1900 in this country.

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tdgeek:

 

scuwp:

 

Agree.  PC cow-dung.  After 10 weeks my kids are tired grumpy zombies.  Going longer is the height of stupidity, second only to the new open learning environments.  Honestly it's no wonder our academic achievements are in the toilet.  

 

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/parenting/mums-life/94199179/school-holidays-are-not-designed-for-modern-parents-this-needs-to-change

 

 

 

 

So you agree with Annual Leave for kids? 

 

 

 

 

I agree with the OP...dumb idea.  I would have thought the rest of my post would have made that obvious. 





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  Reply # 2030034 5-Jun-2018 19:27
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scuwp:

 

tdgeek:

 

scuwp:

 

Agree.  PC cow-dung.  After 10 weeks my kids are tired grumpy zombies.  Going longer is the height of stupidity, second only to the new open learning environments.  Honestly it's no wonder our academic achievements are in the toilet.  

 

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/parenting/mums-life/94199179/school-holidays-are-not-designed-for-modern-parents-this-needs-to-change

 

 

 

 

So you agree with Annual Leave for kids? 

 

 

 

 

I agree with the OP...dumb idea.  I would have thought the rest of my post would have made that obvious. 

 

 

Cool, that was me!  Im all for a period of education and breaks that maximise education. The topic was more about kids taking leave, so in essence its about parents and cost. Maybe travel companies can pull their head in when targeting school holidays. I know aircraft fuel is much more expensive then....


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  Reply # 2030129 5-Jun-2018 19:37
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That stuff article is a year old?


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  Reply # 2030130 5-Jun-2018 19:39
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That stuff article is a year old?

 

 

Sorry best I could find on my mobile at a moments notice.  Has recently been on 7 Sharp and in social media like FB.  





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mudguard:

 

That stuff article is a year old?

 

 

Sorry best I could find on my mobile at a moments notice.  Has recently been on 7 Sharp and in social media like FB.  

 

 

Hence its real news......

 

Truth be known its probably a "few days rating boost for 7 Sharp" as the Stuff comments type of response will kick in, giving Hillary and Jeremy a few days of "super TV"


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When I was a kid in Brazil we had two breaks: winter (July) and summer (December - January). Attendance was mandatory. No one died.

 

 

I'm not sure about that - every second post on https://www.reddit.com/r/watchpeopledie/ seems to be sourced from Brazil.





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I think kids get far too much holidays personally. When I was a kid there was May school holidays, August and Christmas/New Year's. That was it. Now they seem to have them every three months. It's a real hassle when both parents have to work.


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quickymart:

 

I think kids get far too much holidays personally. When I was a kid there was May school holidays, August and Christmas/New Year's. That was it. Now they seem to have them every three months. It's a real hassle when both parents have to work.

 

 

Pretty sure our Christmas holidays were for a longer period.

 

Where today it's more breaks, but at least Christmas one shorter.

 

If kids in class have their leave at different times  does that mean the class previous week needs to be repeated for ones away,  lol

 

Plus some will be in school day before Christmas, and more relief teachers needed to cover teachers annual leave, where at moment only needed when teacher falls sick.


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