Tagged: parents

Teacher Workload: After the Standards

There was a small sigh of relief when the Rt Hon. Chris Hipkins announced that National Standards were no longer a government requirement for primary schools to use. Okay; it was more of a...

Parents want teachers parenting

Care provider. Call centre operator. Kitchen hand. Negotiator. Detective. Judge. Medic. Counsellor. Social worker. Psychologist. Personal trainer. Caretaker. Cleaner. Don’t get me started on the numerous things that teachers have to do each and...

Private school parents speak out

Original Article:¬†Private school parents speak out against “8-year-olds ‘self-directing’ on iPads and Twitter” after half the school’s teachers resign. Families at a prestigious Christchurch private school have complained to its¬†board and some have withdrawn...

National Standards Plus

Seriously. How ridiculous? Mum is running late for work, driving over the hill to her 9 til 5 job in the city centre. A notification comes through on her phone at 9:01am, and although...