30 April 2004

Public School Timetables

The other amazing news was the local public school timetable. Students get picked up between 7:00 and 7:30am. At 8:00 they are taken into the cafeteria for Breakfast. Even if the child has had breakfast, they are required to be there. No talking no running no playing. Then it is into class until lunchtime. 30 minutes - no talking no running no playing. Back to class until school ends at 3:30pm. Then on to the bus back home with up to 2 hours homework. When we explained the timetable to the children, they decided that homeschooling really was the best way to get proper socialization. “When do they get to play?” they asked. We thought that was a good question.


Anonymous said...

thats not true for aussie public schools, at least, where school is from 9 to 3, and usually no more than 30 miniutes of homework- and where running, playing, and groupwork are allowed and even encouraged both during class, and at recess and lunch.

DavidofOz said...

That is why the timetable surprised us so much. I knew that the school children in our neighborhood had better times and certainly more play time at school.
Thanks for reminding me.