FROM THE NEWS DESK
As our teachers plan to bail out of the classroom this week to meet and discuss the controversial ‘‘bulk funding’’ proposal they say will result in fewer teachers and bigger class sizes, I find myself reflecting on the opportunities our students have.
They get to meet with some pretty amazing people - Steven Adams, Willie Apiata and John Key have been in our schools in the last couple of weeks.
They get to an incredible number of sporting events and school ski programmes, which are the envy of many.
There are cultural displays to participate in - the Winter 10s Kapa Haka competition and Polyfest recently.
And they have great academic opportunities - for example the Catalyst Trust organised week of interactive science in Queenstown.
The teachers drive these. If they are concerned about the Government’s new funding proposal we should be too.
– Debbie Jamieson