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    I know there are teachers on here and I have a question. Is it acceptable for teachers to socialise with parents in a social sense? Are there 'teacher guidelines' or is it not an issue?

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    Not as far as I know. But each teacher would have their own level of comfort regarding social interaction. And I find it depends on the school that you are at. Smaller schools or smaller communities is where you'd find it more. Whereas at larger schools/communities, probably not as much. *from secondary teacher perspective*

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    Default A question for teachers

    It probably depends on the community. Most teachers I know don't live in the area they teach in because of privacy issues. Personally I would not choose to but sometimes you may not have the luxury of choice, such as living in a small community or knowing parents before their kids went to the school.

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    When my sister was in primary school she was best friends with her teachers son (also in the same grade) and played on the same soccer team as him, so our parents did a fair bit of socialising with them but it was because the teacher was the friends mum not because she was the teacher.

    If your kids are friends with their kids, then not a problem IMO.

    I think also maybe how it's it arranged. Like if they happen to play social sport with you, or you have a mutual friend or something or you work with their DH etc. Maybe not when the direct link is the school, if that makes sense?
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    Definitely happens in the country. You'll end up playing netball on a Saturday in a team with your kid's teacher, against a team with your GP who just gave you advice re thrush, being umpired by the bouncer who saw you throw up outside the nightclub last Saturday night.
    Well, not me personally for all those things, but you get the picture

    You definitely lose the luxury of anonymity in a small town.


 

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