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Re: Class load

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Perry Schafer (pschafer)
Mon, 11 Oct 1999 19:07:45 +1000

I can't believe how tough some of you guys have it. In my school a full time
teaching load equals 39 hours spread across 2 weeks (10 days). This includes
1hour of recess &/or lunch duty. These hours apply across all faculties & in
all schools across the state. Students in elective classes pay $15 p/a in
years 9 & 10 & $20 in 11 &12, 7&8 are free. The collection of these fees is
not enforceable and there is no penalty for non payment. Our budget works
out at just over $25 per student. Subs are paid a min. of $30 per hour. You
seem to be much more teched up than us though (only speaking for my school
here), some others have different priorities. I am so grateful for a strong
and well organised union. One of your own great philosophers said "we look
to windward for fair weather".
regards Perry

----- Original Message -----
From: Karen Ruberry <kruberry>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, October 10, 1999 2:36 PM
Subject: Class load

> I have 750 students over a two week period. Usually 5 classes a day, and
> six classes on Fridays, then the Art Club after school for an hour. There
> are about 15 students in a class because the Art Room is not a full size
> class room. I teach in a Catholic School, and the only space left for
> Music and Spanish classes was the Convent which is under occupied. My Art
> Room is in the old kitchen. The room has counters around three walls, and
> the students sit on 29" stools at the counters. There is lots of cabinet
> space! Plus a large walk-in pantry! It makes for an interesting set-up.
> have a computer that has intranet within the school and the internet.
> Students have Art for an hour every other week, except for Kindergarten
> 25 minutes, 1st grade for 50 minutes, and 7th and 8th grade who have Art
> 45 minutes every other week. The alternate weeks they go to Music next