Author Archives: edwin bruce

Students learn lots tramping… both key competencies and skills

This is a follow-up post to my entry “Lots to learning tramping” ie what I learned. The students are developing bushcraft skills insofar as they have to do their own cooking, make decisions (with guidance if required), attempt to read … Continue reading

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Lots to learn tramping…

I accompanied a Duke of Edinburgh practice tramp this weekend (as the required teacher) – only one night out and 16km. Once again I had plenty to learn from experienced parents and two Year 13 students accompanying as experienced outdoor … Continue reading

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Save on reliever costs with Holiday PD… I find this mildly offensive…

The Education system seems, at times, to run on voluntary labour. Unfortunately, this is not unusual…

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$10,000 teacher

I have two students in the same class trialling hearing devices. This entails me wearing a wireless microphone around the neck, and because the devices are different, two wireless microphones. After one fell from its flimsy mechanism and I dropped the … Continue reading

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New Link Building – 7 years in the making

                      The first small part of the reconstruction of WEGC Main block has been completed and opened for use. These photos do not do it justice ie as an integration … Continue reading

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18 year old students at night clubs

One side effect of having the drinking age at 18 is that students can go to bars and nightclubs – the same places that teachers (especially the younger ones) may also go… Could be awkward?

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Why won’t Skype ie Microsoft answer a simple question about their security?

Two months on and I am still chasing Skype ie Microsoft about fraudulent transactions. I guess 4 out of 5 ain’t bad… My last 2 emails to Microsoft/Skype have asked the following… 4. For the record then, can you formally … Continue reading

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