South African schools are opening - Here are the new dates

Lupus

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So they are going with this stupid phased approach. Do they just not think.
 

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Got one going back on the 1st and the other going back... goodness knows when.
 
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Lupus

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What approach should they go with?
For the school's that can handle it, all grades back. I'm not even sure what the phased approach is supposed to achieve?
The kids have been locked in for 8 weeks, so have their parents, the virus is going to spread, having grades coming in at different times isn't going to stop that.
Or another suggestion, phased schooling, younger kids in the morning and older kids in the afternoon.
Teenagers actually would benefit from this, considering they actually require more sleep, so starting them at 12 and finishing at 5 would benefit them.
 

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NDZ's tactic is to bore you to death, this ones is to speak so fast that you can't keep up.
 

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My daughter's school is giving them the option to go in or carry on online.
They have many kids from up Africa who can't get back so classes will be streamed.

My daughter wants to go back.... She's in matric....
 

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I've just been told we'll be sending stuff through for the kids who are doing homeschooling - that's 2 different platforms of work, and I'll be teaching 6 extra grades, plus extra planning and work for the kids who weren't able to access online learning, plus extra hours teaching time, plus additional Covid 19 admin (<- not sure what that means yet). I wish they'd had the revamped curriculum finished. I could at least get a head start.

I suggest you buy stock in coffee and energy drinks. I'll be surviving on the stuff and I won't be the only one.

[Edit] It's good to have an actual date.
 

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I want the schools to reopen, and seeing how many people are against it but socialise where possible it is rather odd. Kids are already out and about in our street.

I am sure that some schools will struggle with this, and others will accommodate the situation, but I don’t want this to turn into a situation where children are unprepared in 2021 or being held back. I don’t have an issue with parents keeping their children back, but then don’t complain when their children are unable to pass their grade.

Seeing the homeschooling participation in Google Classroom, most aren’t participating unless they have access to homeschooling through another medium.

My kid isn’t a vegetable, and it would be silly to be dragged because others are unwilling to participate.

Just my view on the matter.
 

Lupus

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I want the schools to reopen, and seeing how many people are against it but socialise where possible it is rather odd. Kids are already out and about in our street.

I am sure that some schools will struggle with this, and others will accommodate the situation, but I don’t want this to turn into a situation where children are unprepared in 2021 or being held back. I don’t have an issue with parents keeping their children back, but then don’t complain when their children are unable to pass their grade.

Seeing the homeschooling participation in Google Classroom, most aren’t participating unless they have access to homeschooling through another medium.

My kid isn’t a vegetable, and it would be silly to be dragged because others are unwilling to participate.

Just my view on the matter.
My view as well. We already kept my son back in Grade R due to bad advice. Now he'd have to redo Grade 2 cause of the DoE inability to make decisions. Luckily he's been graded as if he's in school so his report should still reflect normal.
 

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My daughter's school is giving them the option to go in or carry on online.
They have many kids from up Africa who can't get back so classes will be streamed.

My daughter wants to go back.... She's in matric....
She must be stressed, shame. Same for Gr7s. Not fun. Who wants to redo their final year?
 

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Can't see this going well in terms of spread even in non-rural areas, kids are surely the worst vectors, but life must go on at some point I guess.
 

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She must be stressed, shame. Same for Gr7s. Not fun. Who wants to redo their final year?
Nah, she's pretty chilled about it all and doing phenomenally well under the circumstances.

She's just upset about her matric dance which was supposed to be in 2 weeks time, as am I, and she's also worried Rage won't take place.
 

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Hasn't said anything about physical distancing in classes.

Each child will get two masks.... :unsure:
 

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:eek: a designer drug fueled, week long, mass orgy ... f-me as a parent you must be hella relieved though
It is what it is

I'll actually be very upset for her if it doesn't take place.... She's looked forward to Rage since she started high school.
 

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I have the feeling this is going to be a major Charlie Foxtrot, given the past record of the DoE.
 

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For the school's that can handle it, all grades back. I'm not even sure what the phased approach is supposed to achieve?
The kids have been locked in for 8 weeks, so have their parents, the virus is going to spread, having grades coming in at different times isn't going to stop that.
Or another suggestion, phased schooling, younger kids in the morning and older kids in the afternoon.
Teenagers actually would benefit from this, considering they actually require more sleep, so starting them at 12 and finishing at 5 would benefit them.
That sounds like an even more phased approach to be honest.
 
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