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    I work in a special school (admin). I'll admit, I think our teachers get paid well. But I'd have no problem paying them more. Can you put a price on the people who you trust to educate your child? The people who spend 30 plus hours a week with your child? I think they deserve some respect. The higher the salary the better quality educator.

    Like every profession there are good and bad. Some of our teachers are lazy (principals deal with these ones!!) but the majority are incredibly committed and do an amazing job. I cannot speak highly enough of my staff, they deal with being spat on, bitten, kicked etc, yet the continually show our kids respect and care, they're amazing.

    I know a strike is inconvenient but, what they are fighting for is your child's education. But I find people get their minds stuck on the whole 'they just want more money' and not read the fine print to see what they're really fighting for.

    Bad form that you weren't notified about the school being closed, bl00dy admin people !

    Op maybe you could look into joining your school council so you can learn how a school works. ☺️
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    I agree with @anewme it must be an April Fool's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by loislane2010 View Post
    And yet, when the kids are there, they're nowhere to be seen...
    Well now I'm just confused. It doesn't sound like you are sending your child to a very good school- sending home misleading notes the night before April fools, teachers playing hide and seek when apparently they should be parading in the yard for parental inspection...


    Maybe... The problem is your perception of what a school should be doing vs what schools actually do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loislane2010 View Post
    How much parenting are you doing while you're posting passive aggressive comments on internet forums?
    I could ask you the same question - except remove the 'passive' and replace with 'ignorant'

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheekychook View Post
    I work in a special school (admin). I'll admit, I think our teachers get paid well. But I'd have no problem paying them more. Can you put a price on the people who you trust to educate your child? The people who spend 30 plus hours a week with your child? I think they deserve some respect. The higher the salary the better quality educator.

    I know it's an important job, but this year is only 7 weeks old and the kids have already had 10 teachers! A different teacher on fridays, and relief teachers at least once a week - and now, a strike!

    How can they expect my respect, when they clearly don't have any for the job, or the kids?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomsie View Post
    Well now I'm just confused. It doesn't sound like you are sending your child to a very good school- sending home misleading notes the night before April fools, teachers playing hide and seek when apparently they should be parading in the yard for parental inspection...


    Maybe... The problem is your perception of what a school should be doing vs what schools actually do?
    I believe the op started a thread this morning about her dds teacher never being there so I believe that's where her weird comment is coming from. Either way I can't believe people actually think this way And that's after the light has been shed on what a teacher's real life is all about!

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    Your school sounds terrible. My son in year 2 has had a relief teacher once this term, the other has had no relief teachers, no strikes either.

    Would you consider moving to another school?

    Quote Originally Posted by loislane2010 View Post
    I know it's an important job, but this year is only 7 weeks old and the kids have already had 10 teachers! A different teacher on fridays, and relief teachers at least once a week - and now, a strike!

    How can they expect my respect, when they clearly don't have any for the job, or the kids?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Your school sounds terrible. My son in year 2 has had a relief teacher once this term, the other has had no relief teachers, no strikes either.

    Would you consider moving to another school?
    I have to admit, im thinking about it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by loislane2010 View Post
    I know it's an important job, but this year is only 7 weeks old and the kids have already had 10 teachers! A different teacher on fridays, and relief teachers at least once a week - and now, a strike!

    How can they expect my respect, when they clearly don't have any for the job, or the kids?
    But that's where your perception of a strike is wrong. That's the only way the government will listen, sadly. As warped as this may sound they're doing it to fight the governments cuts. To keep you child's class size lower etc. I don't know the full story with the WA strikes but I know that was on the table in VIC.

    That is hard though, I hope there's a quick result to stop the disruptions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loislane2010 View Post
    I know it's an important job, but this year is only 7 weeks old and the kids have already had 10 teachers! A different teacher on fridays, and relief teachers at least once a week - and now, a strike!

    How can they expect my respect, when they clearly don't have any for the job, or the kids?
    You have every right to be annoyed at what is going on at your school but you lumped all teachers in the same basket. There have been a few teachers come in and tell you exactly how it is yet you continue to disrespect their profession because of a few bad eggs you have come across.

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