Education & Schooling. 2017.6.
Welcome back to my Tuesday posts which focus on education and schooling!
I have been officially retired from education since 2015 but I will always have a lifetime love of education and learning and here on the blog, I can write and share to help others.
For those readers who may not know much about why I write here on these topics, here is information from my page Denyse Whelan B.Ed. M.Ed.
Denyse Whelan is a now-retired K-6 Australian school educator who has been a K-6 teacher, deputy principal and school principal, university tutor, and ESL teacher of children and adults.
She has more than 4 decades of experience as both an educator and parent in the Australian schooling system, specifically N.S.W. Public Schools. She has worked in schools including the small 2 teacher schools in remote NSW, Central Schools K-12 in NSW, large Western Sydney K-6 Schools.
Her roles as principal saw her manage and lead two schools in low-socio economic areas of Western Sydney as relieving principal over the decade of the 1990s. Into the 21st century, her substantive school principal role in another area was where she was selected by merit to lead a large school with mainstream students, a special education support unit, 2 ‘opportunity classes’ (GAT) and an Autism Spectrum Satellite Class.
Denyse believes in life-long learning and that learning takes place formally and informally in our lives every day.
In 2015 I wrote posts about schooling, teaching and all the matters in between that seemed to engage the readers who are, in the main, those who have kids at school or getting ready to start school. In 2016 I added to the mix by asking readers for topics they’d like to know more about and I have been happy to help.
In 2017 I will continue to evolve the purpose of the Tuesday posts, which are always part of I Blog On Tuesdays, and may again be asking for readers to give me ideas about what they want to know more about!
As an educator and parent I always liked knowing when the breaks from the education life would occur and here in Australia we have these at different times of the year. In fact it makes sense because if all the holidays were held at the same time, I can imagine there would be even greater difficulty with getting into popular places for vacations.
So, here, thanks to the friendliest and sharing blogger friend Maxabella is HER post from 2016 which lists ALL of the Australian School. Holidays. Thank you Bron for ALL that research and giving me permission to use it! And this is the full post here
Have you any children who are already in school?
Do you have kids who are not yet in school?
Perhaps you too have a teaching background!
Tell me a bit about you in the comments for this first post back in 2017!
Joining Kylie Purtell here for the first of I Blog On Tuesdays for 2017. I Blog On Tuesdays is a linky which accepts ORIGINAL posts PUBLISHED on the TUESDAY of the link up!
I am part of the commenting team called #teamIBOT and enjoy visiting as many blogs as possible on Tuesdays!