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    Hi Guys

    Just wondering how FT working mums juggle outside school activities like sport or music during the week? Or do you just keep it to weekends?

    If the kids are in a private school do they offer lots of sport/music tuition which would minimise having to ferry the kids around?

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    I work early shifts, I finish at 3. No way I could manage it otherwise.

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    Following. I was going to write the same post today as I'm contemplating returning to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    I work early shifts, I finish at 3. No way I could manage it otherwise.
    This is me. Although I'm not full time i work casual but nearly every day.

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    Not at a private school so can't comment on that but my dd does school sport straight after school one day a week which after school care take her to and pick her up from.
    Other than that, we have no opportunity to do after school activities regularly. By the time we pick her up, it is often 4:30-5pm which is too late for anything but a play, dinner, bath, reading and bed.
    We do swimming on the weekend and I'm planning on doing an activity on a Saturday with her - possibly next term.

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    Yes, at DS private school all sport, swimming, music, art and really all extra curricular activities are all held at the school after school , which is another reasons we chose it , even in kindy DS does a little a athletics programme on Tuesday afternoons, his teacher takes the participating boys up to the oval straight from class and they get handed over to the sports teachers , we then pick them up after their lessons - or they walk them back to after school care if you can't get their before 6pm , so just check with the school you are looking at to see what they offer

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    We just do stuff after school. 3 of my kids are at private schools some stuff is at school most not though so we still do gymnastics horse riding auskick and soccer outside of school hours.

    I limit what we do in winter as kids get sick if too overloaded and it all gets too hard.

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    Thanks for the insight...if I work FT we'll have the money for extra activities for our 3 kiddies however no point if they can't make it to any!
    @Elijahsmum This is something I will now know to ask when looking at schools for next year 👍🏻

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    My kids attend a public school and kids can do choir of a morning (free), and afternoons there's music, drama, robotics, during school times you get the offer of different paid sports (or free sport), and swimming lessons are offered for the last term of school.
    Our kids mainly attend activities outside of school hours as we can manage it, but the options are there for parents who work full time for activities through the week.

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    I'm a teacher and work 3 days week. I am lucky that in my current teaching role that I don't have a class so my work load is significantly lower than a classroom teacher. I still have work to do at home but it is very manageable with 3 kids and means that I can get my kids to their activities by 5pm on the days that I work.

    My children's school doesn't have after school activities/sport as such. They did offer active after school but not actual sport with coaching etc. The school does play competitive sport every Friday against other local schools so it's not like they don't do it. At my children's school, they also do dancing, swimming school, music, afl, etc. during school time.

    For sport or other after school activities I would rather my kids do it out of school anyway because I want them to meet lots of other children in many other settings and not be limited to just school friends who they do everything with.

    My kids have school friends, dancing friends, footy friends, oz tag friends, karate friends, swimming friends, girl guides friends. The list goes on! Next term my daughter wants to do art lessons as well

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