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School summer vacation starts tomorrow!

At noon.

Except for the poor suckers up north!

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Old 13.06.2017, 20:20
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Pity to all the poor parents in the south which have their brats now 24/7 till end of August.
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August 28 to be precise!

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Re: School summer vacation starts tomorrow!

That's a long summer. Our kids only get 5 weeks this summer but 3 weeks in the fall to make up for that
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Old 13.06.2017, 22:25
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Pity to all the poor parents in the south which have their brats now 24/7 till end of August.
That's way too long in my opinion. The two months in Belgium were bad enough.
It's really tough for working parents finding activities/childcare for so many weeks and a very long break from the school routine for the kids.
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Old 13.06.2017, 22:33
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There's been research about long summer break and kids forgetting too much and having troubles getting back to learning, actually. I think it was mainly done for math fluency but can imagine the same for other disciplines. I am sure kids disagree with the research I do not think hols are just for kids to recharge but grown ups, too.
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Worse for the teachers- how boring for them.
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Worse for the teachers- how boring for them.
We have other routines to get back to
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We have other routines to get back to
Washing, cleaning, cooking and ironing doesn't count.
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Re: School summer vacation starts tomorrow!

2-3 months of summer holidays are just plain crazy.

The Swiss system in the sane areas :-P of 5 weeks (in most Kantons) is quite alright. Better to have 4 shorter 2 weeks holidays during the year rather than just one extremely long one.
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Old 13.06.2017, 23:34
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Re: School summer vacation starts tomorrow!

I still got one month of peace and quiet. And then they only get 5 weeks here
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2-3 months of summer holidays are just plain crazy.
How so?

It's common in many countries (US, France, Italy, Canada, etc.).

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Old 14.06.2017, 15:29
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Worse for the teachers- how boring for them.
Umm, that's why my sister quit a good job as an accountant and got a low-paying teaching job.

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Umm, that's why my sister quit a good job as an accountant and got a low-paying teaching job.

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I like the "low-paying" bit (unless she's not in Switzerland)
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Old 14.06.2017, 15:37
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I like the "low-paying" bit (unless she's not in Switzerland)
She made about twice as an accountant (and this is in the US).

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August, December and April are the pay-off for the rest of the teaching year! HTH
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She made about twice as an accountant (and this is in the US).

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Roof - I think we are in the midst of the critical time now, just because the school slows down in June people think that teachers head for the beach, too. Mountains of exams, corrections, conferences and sleepless nights. Do you find yourself staring into a plain white wall somethimes, too? Escaping the summer and holidays over-excitement and overstimulation?
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just because the school slows down in June people think that teachers head for the beach, too.
In my sister's case, a cabin on an island in Nova Scotia.

Actually, I love it now around here, as the locals all escape, so all is much calmer until the Germanic hordes arrive in mid July!

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