EDUCATIONAL POINTS TO PONDER
The one thing the Government and Department of Education have not done in considering school attendance, is to seek ideas and feedback from past school leaders and staff who were successful in countering non attendance and truancy. The dismissive attitude our present leaders have toward lessons to be learned from history is counterproductive.
How about a new primary school being planned for the Muirhead /
Lyons area? Nearby primary schools are bursting with new enrolments. Parents having to drive children relatively long distances to school is leading to road congestion and parking chaos around schools children attend. A new school for this area should be a priority consideration.
As an educator I learned a lot about what to do by learning a lot (by watching, listening, observing) about what not to do.