I CALL THEE, MY COMRADES TO ARMS AGAINST THE ENEMY.
ETC ETC ETC
It is with concern and alarm that I learnt of...
- how well thought-out?
- rationale? NOT EXPLAINED CLEARLY TO STUDENTS. NO WARNING BEFORE START OF YEAR.
~ meal - overkill. parents' responsibility
~ 5-day week - defeating principle, seeing less of family
- students' opinion? NOT CONSULTED. NOT POLLED. HOWEVER, MOST TEACHERS SEEMED TO THINK IT WAS. COINCIDENCE OR CORRUPTION WITHIN RULING PARTY?
- logistics: cca, 3rd lang
~ standardised days and times used to be reserved for such activities ie mon-wed is 3rd lang
day, tue-fri is CCA day, Thurs is long day.
~ even if insist on keeping extra break, such provisions should be made.
- start school later (ie move break to earlier slot [actually what they've done is move the 2-2.30 break forward but whatever]) - students lack sleep more than they lack food
- maintain 2 short days for 3rd lang, stick extra half hour on another 2 days IF AT ALL.
- standardise 1 long day on a school-wide basis
## what about CCA/remedial lessons?
## In the light of all this, is the extra stuff really necessary? Are we getting our priorities straight? Shouldn't we question why our school day needs to be so much longer than other schools'?
######## IS THIS ENDORSED BY THE MINISTRY. from First Mate's cool aunt, who is very mad about this too.
OVER 2-WEEK PERIOD:
ANONYMOUS SCHOOL A's schedule: 2x 1.30 4x 1.50 4x 3.00
ANONYMOUS SCHOOL B's schedule: 1x 4.00 3x 3.00 6x 2.30
ANONYMOUS SCHOOL B's other schedule: 4x 2.30 6x 2.00 / 4x 2.30 4x 2.00 2x 4.00
**count no. of hours for each subject as well, note RUBBISHPERIODS such as Dance and Assembly.
Push for change by 2nd semester. THIS IS IMPORTANT
lowered productivity! lowered efficiency!
actually our school has never been big on efficiency. they are big on effort, in particular, great show of effort.
POSSIBLE SOLUTION - ALTERNATE
Old timetable, lessons start 8.05, break from 10.50 to 11.35, dismissal at 2.05 BUT SINCE READING PERIOD SCRAPPED, delay flagraising 15 min?, get canteen to open earlier?
JABOOM BREAKFAST PROBLEM SOLVED BECAUSE KIDS HAVE TIME TO EAT IN STINKY CANTEEN. The original law-abiding breakfast-eating kids WON'T be in canteen so no long queues.
However problem with long announcements at flagraising: eats into lessontime. ABOLISH LONG ANNOUNCEMENTS! WE CAN'T HEAR THEM ANYWAY! ALL POWER TO THE BOLSHEVIKS!
NO PRIZE PRESENTATIONS! NO LONG 'BEAUTIFUL HEART' SPEECHES!
Or, official 5- or 10-minute breaks between lessons/every hour, students can eat sandwiches/other light snacks. ABOLISH 2ND BREAK AND TOTALITARIAN REGIME
SUPPORT FROM: SARAH, MAY. ASSORTED BARBARIANS.
WELL MY COMRADES IF YOU HAVE CHANGES EDIT DON'T JUST COMMENT.