Sunday, 4 October 2015

First day back

I Back from our holidays to an unseasonably hot day ( 32 degrees) for the start of term 4.
Today the grade 5s started modelling their Greek columns and Hades helmet from Percy Jackson.

The grade 5s also created labels for their bottles of ambrosia.
Lovely sunrise this morning and lush green grass.( We have unusually warm weather recently which is helping our grass to grow.)

Tulips in our garden.
Columns used to model our clay columns 
( old church in Ballarat)
However the good news is....

TAFE teachers have secured a new pay deal, ending months of uncertainty and a potential political headache for the Andrews government.

The state government has granted two 2.5 per cent pay rises over the next year and a $2000 sign-on bonus for continuing and fixed-term staff.

The sector-wide agreement signals the first pay rise for TAFE teachers since 2012.

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Shorten isn't helping.....
with the government gearing up to hurt the working poor even more than they have by taking away their penalty rates, ( expect big business and Murdoch media to get behind this) Bill Shorten makes things worse.

He said that Sunday penalty rates should be maintained so low-income families can afford private schooling. ( Jesus Christ!)

Shorten said "For people on $40,000 and $50,000 and $60,000 dollars a year, penalty rates are the difference as to whether or not they can afford to send their kids to a private school."

After his comments rightly generated criticism from public school advocates and every public teacher who votes, Mr Shorten said he was referring to low-fee Catholic schools in his Melbourne electorate - not high-fee private schools.

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