Devices In School

There is a recent article about schools are banning wearable devices in one particular inner west school in Sydney. This is something bothering all parents and schools for the last decade or so. The situation got a lot tougher with all the new wearable devices in the last few years.

The primary school my children are attending ban the use of phones and also any wearable devices with an internet connection. On school trips, students can bring phones without sim card as a camera.

In the early days, smartphones are expensive and took a while before the hand me downs propagated from parents to the children. Girls seem to love social media and boys with games, availability of internet and devices means children are exposed to them at a very early age. I manage to talk the daughter into not sign up for any social media account until she turns 13, how I dread that day.

Most of the parents I know had struggles dealing with this issue. Particular as you cannot use a blanket bane on use of the device, as they need them to actually do their school works as well. With my daughter, I settled on the limit of half-hour a day and additional times as needed. Once they are in high school, they actually need a laptop for day to day work at school as well. I will just have adjust the policy as required.

I also had to set up sleep time on her tablet after I caught her using the tablet 2 am on the morning once. I highly recommend spend some time and set up proper parental supervision on your children’s device, saved me a whole bunch of headaches.

Thirty Schools Evacuated In NSW Due to Threatening Emails

Thirty schools were evacuated on Tuesday and Wednesday, including students that were doing their HSC at the time. For people that are not familiar with the term, HSC is basically the university entrance exam in NSW, so it is a big deal.

Currently, it is confirmed that the emails came from Eastern Europe, so like many things internet, it will most likely be a black hole and we never found out who did it.

Now some personal experience, this happens frequently on both secondary school and university level. Most of the time around the end of the term examination period. I think this alone gives some hint on who benefits most from these type of incidents and the likely culprits.

I have never heard any of these turned into serious incidents. However, in the post 911 era, these tend to be taken very seriously all around the world.

即将到来的2021年悉尼和新南威尔士州小学学区更新

这只是即将更新的2021年悉尼和新南威尔士州小学学区的更新。新南威尔士州已经实施了其他更改。如果我在接下来的几天有时间,我也会进行更新。原计划是在明年年初左右进行适当的全面更新。

我们之前已经公开过一些内容,但是我认为将它们放在一起并展示给大家看是很好的。我将它们分为几个区域,如下所示。

北悉尼集群,这一集群是由新的Smalls Road Public School的建立引起的,这也导致了邻近学校学区的更改。在此集群中更改的学校是

  1. Smalls Road Public School
  2. Eastwood Public School
  3. Denistone East Public School
  4. Kent Rd Public School
  5. North Ryde Public School
  6. Truscott St Public School
  7. Ryde East Public School
  8. Ryde Public School
  9. Putney Public School
  10. Meadowbank Public School
  11. West Ryde Public School

下一个集群是西北集群,由于Northbourne Drive Public School的建成而触发。这导致附近的学校学区发生变化。

  1. Northbourne Drive Public School
  2. Marsden Park Public School
  3. Riverstone Public School
  4. Schofields Public School
  5. Riverbank Public School
  6. Galungara Public School
  7. Hambledon Public School
  8. William Dean Public School

第三组是在悉尼西南部,这是Catherine Field Public School建成的结果。该集群中的学校如下

  1. Catherine Field Public School
  2. Oran Park Public School

最后一组更改是由于在Wagga Wagga建立Estella Public School。受其影响的学校如下

  1. Estella Public School
  2. North Wagga Public School
  3. Wagga Wagga Public School

我还将把所有内容都整合到2021年学校学区更新的完整地图中。我还将下面几天里尝试对2021年的中学变化进行概述。

新南威尔士州教育部最常用的名称是“catchment”。从特定学校的角度进行讨论时,通常被称为以下术语之一。

  • School Zone
  • School intake area
  • School catchment

与往常一样,我们建议您与有关学校或教育部联系,以获得相关信息的最终确认。 NSW and Sydney Public School Catchment Map 通过点击此链接。

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Controversies At Shore Grammar

A break from the usual depressing Covid-19 related news, we will look at the recent barrage of bad news that the now infamous Shore Grammar got.

It first started with the muck up day list which the detail I do not see the needs of repeating here, one can easily Google it if you want to. Muck up day in my high school days were pretty tame in comparison on what is on that particular list. Eggs fight and graffiti are the most common choice, however, my school crackdown pretty hard on it. So on my year 12, they basically threaten anyone caught doing the nasty on the muck up day will be banned from doing HSC. As a result of this, nothing much happened in my year.

The second article is someone chatted with a couple of kids from Shore and as a result, some suburbs are disparaged on. One thing people not from Sydney have to understand is that Sydney-siders can be very snobby. North shore is family tree-huggers, inner west is where the hippies live, Eastern suburbs are where all the ultra-rich, Western suburbs are all the bogans are, well you get what I mean. While there are some elements of truth to this, but the actual situation on the ground is a lot more nuanced. People love to stereotype and Sydney-siders are no exception to this.

There are also videos on the internet showing the immaculate facilities and the view of Shore Grammar. This is not really a secret, these are all public information. I was in Shore Grammer years ago on events for my kids, the site is truly spectacular, it is what you call million dollar view. Naturally, with the recent happening, many had brought up the question why a school charging more than 30k per students still receives significant public funding when it already has far superior facilities than any public school in Australia.

Taking the rich and powerful down a peg or two is one of the favourite exercises for most Australian and I suppose for many in other parts of the world as well. I would not be surprised to see more similar articles to pop up while this currently occupies the centre of the public’s attention.

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澳大利亚学校和新冠肺炎 - 过去十天里只有三所新南威尔士州的学校被迫暂时停课 - 2020年9月日

情况比上个星期有很大好转。我们从一周之内关闭的10所学校变成了过去10天中仅有的三所临时关闭。关闭的三所学校如下。

Lidcombe Public School
Kincoppal-Rose Bay School
Blue Mountains Grammar School

这种趋势非常令人鼓舞,希望我们可以继续降低感染率。

在澳大利亚范围内,今天总共有26738例确诊感染病例,与昨天相比增加了50例,相当于0.19%。维多利亚州今天在澳大利亚新增的新冠肺炎感染总数中占84%。

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Australian Schools and Coronavirus – Three NSW Schools Closed This Week – 5th of September 2020

Relative good week as far as Covid-19 induced school closure goes. Only three school closure for this week due to Covid-19, they are as follows.

St Paul’s Catholic College
Girraween Public School
Regents Park Christian School

Australia wide there are a total of 26137 confirmed infections today and an increase of 89 which is equivalent to 0.34% from yesterday. Victoria counted 91.01% of the new Covid-19 infection for today in Australia.

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澳大利亚学校和新冠肺炎 - 七所新南威尔士州的学校这周被迫暂时停课 - 2020年8月28日

经过前一周的短暂平静之后,过去三天我们在新南威尔士州关闭了七所学校。这是一个非常急剧的升级,大致保持了过去六周的趋势。我们已经大幅超过在当前的新冠肺炎爆发的前四个月中停课总数。这表明,与2月至6月相比,新南威尔士州当前第二波感染非常严重,而且有继续恶化的现象。

新州本周关闭的学校

Riverstone High School
Wyndham College
Schofields Public School
Ryde Secondary College
St Gertrude’s Catholic primary school
Double Bay Public School
Homebush Public School

在澳大利亚范围内,今天总共有25448例确诊感染病例,与昨天相比增加了131例,相当于0.52%。维多利亚州今天在澳大利亚新增的新冠肺炎感染总数中占86.26%。

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澳大利亚学校和新冠肺炎 - 新南威尔士州学校新增的限制 - 2020年8月23日

鉴于最近的发展,新南威尔士州的学校新增了很多限制。

*学生必须留在其相关的班级或学年组内,以限制接触。
*学校不得在当地社区或区域外旅行,包括在农村和地区之间旅行。
*校际运动和区域运动会每个场馆最多可容纳100人,并且必须在本地举行。
*禁止在校园内或学校上课时间举行的体育比赛中向包括父母和看护人在内的观众开放。
*禁止所有小组唱歌和/或其他诵经活动,以及在小组设置中使用管乐器。
*根据新冠肺炎的安全计划,舞蹈活动和戏剧小组工作可以继续进行。
*不允许参加学校正式活动,跳舞,毕业或其他社交活动。学校可能会在没有父母的情况下在学校举行12年级聚会,以庆祝学校的建成或考虑将活动推迟到该年晚些时候。

新南威尔士州教育部

对于我自己的孩子的一些个人经历​​,学校乐队的练习又回到了Zoom上,而校内集合仍然没有进行。运动或多或少恢复正常,Netball运动正全面展开,但不允许父母在场上进行。

在澳大利亚范围内,今天总共有24812例确诊感染病例,与昨天相比增加了216例,相当于0.88%。维多利亚州今天在澳大利亚新增的新冠肺炎感染总数中占96.30%。

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澳大利亚学校和新冠肺炎 - 所有被迫暂时停课的新南威尔士州学校 - 2020年8月17日

刚刚过去的周末,由于新冠肺炎,Sydney Girls High School将关闭。我认为现在是总结一下今年到目前为止因为新冠肺炎感染而导致学校停课的好时机。

以下是由于新冠肺炎而导致的公立学校停课

Sydney Girls High School – 17 August 2020
Parramatta Public School – 12 August 2020
Bonnyrigg Heights Public School – 10 August 2020
Bonnyrigg High School – 4 August 2020
Greenway Park Public School – 4 August 2020
Fort Street High School – 30 July 2020
Bayanami Public School – 29 July 2020
Tomaree Public School – 23 July 2020
Tomaree HS – 23 July 2020
Camden High School – 26 June 2020
Lane Cove West Public School – 25 June 2020
Laguna Street Public School – 13 to 24 June 2020
Rose Bay PS – 12 to 15 June 2020
Werrington Public School – 14 May 2020
Warragamba Public School – 4 May 2020
Bankstown Senior College – 6 April 2020
St Marys Senior High School – 2-3 April 2020
Kincumber High School – 1 April 2020
Wiley Park Girls High School – 2 April 2020
Riverside Girls High School – 30 March 2020
Normanhurst West Public School – 23-26 March 2020
Katoomba High School – 13 March 2020
Willoughby Girls High School – 9-10 March 2020
Epping Boys High School – 6 March 2020

由于新冠肺炎而停课的新南威尔士州私校

Tangara School – 10-21 August 2020
Our Lady of Mercy College – 10 August 2020
St Pius X High School – 5-7 August 2020
EverLearn Preschool – 30 July 2020
St Margaret Mary’s Primary School – 30 July 2020
Cerdon College – 24 July 2020
Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary School – 24 July 2020
Freeman Catholic College – 24 July 2020
Green Point Christian College – 3 July 2020
Waverley College – 26 May 2020
Moriah College – 26 May 2020
St Ignatius College – 20 May 2020
St Patrick’s Marist College – 8 March 2020

我可能错过了一些学校,但这应该非常接近完整列表。众所周知,在首次发病后的头四个月中,共有20所学校停课,但是在最近的一个月中,新南威尔士州有18所学校停课。

在澳大利亚范围内,今天总共有23288例确诊感染病例,与昨天相比增加了285例,相当于1.24%。维多利亚州今天在澳大利亚新增的新冠肺炎感染总数中占97.89%。

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澳大利亚学校和新冠肺炎 - Tangara School新冠肺炎群体爆发 - 2020年8月10日

上周有一些学校暂时关闭。特别是悉尼西北部的Tangara School女子学校,到今天为止已经有11个案例。

接触追踪人员仍在尝试确定新冠肺炎在学生和教职员工之间的传播方式,以及原始感染源。学校将关闭直到8月24日。

Batemans Bay High School和Bonnyrigg Heights Public School也被迫关闭,原因是两所学校都有学生对新冠肺炎测试呈阳性。

随着社区的不断传播,我们很容易在新南威尔士州爆发感染并引起类似维多利亚州的情况。我认为像现在天天关学校,开学校是不可持续的。

在澳大利亚范围内,今天总共有21734例确诊感染病例,与昨天相比增加了337例,相当于1.57%。维多利亚州今天在澳大利亚新增的新冠肺炎感染总数中占95.55%。

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