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The news reports there is a 30% chance of an earthquake (after shock) of 7.8 occurring in the next few days/weeks/months. This got me thinking… Who decides if a Wellington based school is checked for structural damage? Post Sunday night all … Continue reading
First day back at school with students – post Earthquake. Our job as teachers will be to practice Earthquake drills, reassure students that the buildings are safe, reassure students and model keeping calm. This could be interesting given the likelihood … Continue reading
In recent years we have encouraged students to take “mocks” seriously. In fact the vernacular has changed to “school exams”. We usually argue that it gives them a benchmark and also allows for a derived grade if they are sick, incapacitated … Continue reading
Recently received via email… “Measles is a highly infectious and serious illness. If a student or staff member is diagnosed with measles in our school, other students and staff (teaching, administration, sports coaches and any other staff that have face to … Continue reading
Last period Friday is always hard to teach. With Earthquakes happening every few minutes, actually impossible!
The recent spate of earthquakes confirm in my mind that the WEGC Board made the correct decision in not reoccupying the Main block despite it having been improved somewhat… but still well below the Engineers standard of circa 66% of … Continue reading