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Australia SA schools to move to pupil-free days

04:25  26 march  2020
04:25  26 march  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Quotations · 1 decade ago. What is pupil free day ? Gee whiz. Back in the day when I went to school , teachers did report cards, etc and we didn't get any time off from school . . . .but times a keep on changin.

two pupil free days at the start of the school year On these days , schools will arrange to have meetings with staff to discuss the running of the school for the year/ term, go through any policy documents that need to be signed annually, and (at the start of the year) conduct refresher courses in

Education Minister John Gardner. © AAP Education Minister John Gardner. South Australian schools will move to pupil free days in the lead-up to Easter next week in response to the coronavirus.

Education Minister John Gardner says the change will assist the state's educators to plan and prepare to transition to flexible learning in Term 2.

"With the increasing number of children absent from our schools, our teachers need this time to prepare for the difficult challenge of meeting the needs of learners who are at home," Mr Gardner said.

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