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Mass resignations from Kaleen Primary School due to ACT wide Dept Ed changes

By oldchalky - 8 August 2012 72

I cant take this any more, the stress Ive been put under is just too much.

To any interested heres some interesting news for you. Parents be very afraid for your kids schooling next year if they are in year two or below.

Theres a desision thats come from the ACT Education Dept admin and next year ALL early years learning staff will be moved. THIS IS SYSTEM WIDE!!!!

So far it looks like all the junior school teachers at Kaleen PS are moving- thats ALL staff teaching P-2. Thats just one school.

Im going back to Queensalnd. After 5 years Ive shed too many tears working for a government system that just doesnt give a crap about their staff. I wish I had not come and taught in this wretched system.

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72 Responses to
Mass resignations from Kaleen Primary School due to ACT wide Dept Ed changes
Impoverished_Student 2:25 pm 08 Aug 12

I sympathise, but I hope you don’t teach spelling or grammar.

colourful sydney rac 2:20 pm 08 Aug 12

Pitchka said :

patrick_keogh
I noticed your username fails to utilise capital letters where appropriate… :oP

To the best of my knowledge, he is not a teacher.

Pitchka 2:12 pm 08 Aug 12

patrick_keogh
I noticed your username fails to utilise capital letters where appropriate… :oP

54-11 2:11 pm 08 Aug 12

I sympathise. I see far too many parents, bureaucrats and others attacking school teachers, a job many of them could or would never do.

We are losing too many teachers who really care, and I wonder if the newer ones are doing it just as a job, or truly as a vocation.

patrick_keogh 2:06 pm 08 Aug 12

The OP serves at least in part to explain the tragic collapse of literacy skills coming out of our primary schools. The lack of apostrophes I can put down to a faulty keyboard or something akin to the ideological stance that was embodied in SR1. The errors in spelling, grammar and inappropriate use of upper case are more problematic.

Perhaps the next set of teachers will have better language skills.

qbngeek 2:04 pm 08 Aug 12

futto said :

I’m not a teacher nor a public servant. I find it so strange that the Department gets to move staff around like they do.

In my field, i apply for a job vacancy and i do it. When i want to change, I leave.

If you want to work somewhere, you should apply and if you get it, you work there as long as you want.

It’s not the Army and i don’t want my kids going somewhere where staff are treated like that. Is this a problem only at public schools?

In schools the teachers are moved for child protection reasons (ie. so they don’t become overly familiar with the children). They normally need to have good reason to stay anywhere for a really long time. It also happens in NSW, not sure about other states.When you think about it, it is actually a good policy.

I think the issue here is that ALL the teachers in the junior school are being moved at once. This is very rare and I have never heard of it being done in NSW. It leaves you with the issue that there is no local knowledge left and going into a new school, even as an experienced teacher, can be very intimidating.

Pitchka 1:55 pm 08 Aug 12
thatsnotme 1:55 pm 08 Aug 12

With an utter lack of information about why this may be occurring from the OP, I’m also wondering whether this is part of a move away from a Pre-school to Year 6 model, towards separate Early Childhood Education (P – Y2)

With my 3yo moving towards school age, I’m not afraid at all – we’re planning to start him off at the Southern Cross early childhood school in Scullin, and we’re very happy that there’s an option like that in our area. If P-Y2 staff are being reallocated to start more of these schools, or expand existing ones, that’d be a win in my books.

pink little birdie 1:54 pm 08 Aug 12

Isn’t rare for teachers to stay in the one school for more than 5 years anyway? And don’t all education departments move teachers after a few years?

That the way it was when I was at school here anyway.

colourful sydney rac 1:47 pm 08 Aug 12

Also, for a teacher, you have very poor grammar.

colourful sydney rac 1:44 pm 08 Aug 12

Kaleen primary is in desperate need of cultural change.

thatsnotme 1:43 pm 08 Aug 12

I’m no teacher either, but I do understand that teachers being moved does not equal mass resignations…

LadyxBec 1:41 pm 08 Aug 12

I for one am glad that you won’t be teaching ACT kids anymore. To be honest, you don’t seem to have a particularly good grasp on written communication.

futto 1:37 pm 08 Aug 12

I’m not a teacher nor a public servant. I find it so strange that the Department gets to move staff around like they do.

In my field, i apply for a job vacancy and i do it. When i want to change, I leave. If you want to work somewhere, you should apply and if you get it, you work there as long as you want.

It’s not the Army and i don’t want my kids going somewhere where staff are treated like that. Is this a problem only at public schools?

thehutch 1:27 pm 08 Aug 12

Dont think things in QLD under Premier Newman are that crash hot.

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