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Dear teachers, Julia Murphy has a message for you…

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Any of you care to respond via here or the Dominion Post?  

~Dianne

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5 thoughts on “Dear teachers, Julia Murphy has a message for you…

  1. I think that’s pretty disgusting of her actually – does she actually know anything about our schools in Christchurch. The fact that some like Chisnallwood Intermediate have good rolls. Chisnallwood has over 700 pupils – is that not working Julia Murphy. Mum of 4 girls !!!

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    Posted by Raewyn Murray | February 22, 2013, 3:33 pm
  2. i think her ignorance of teaching and learning is breath taking.. I daresay she is in favour of secret Partnership schools as she seems to disrespect the teaching profession. Mother of 4 , Grandmother of seven , great grandmother of one next week. 🙂

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    Posted by chrissie Mac | February 22, 2013, 3:52 pm
  3. She has exposed her ignorance about the rolls in christchurch classrooms, the work of teachers – cosy jobs? – has she been to christchurch and witnessed how hard the teachers have been coping with their charges in the classrooms as well as their own lives in the community? In our school that is destined to close, there are new subdivisions springing up around us, hardly any earthquake damage, new buildings including a new gym and new library built after an arson in 2010, a growing roll, community groups who have lost their buildings using facilities, and a wonderful band of teaching and support staff who work really hard. Im too polite to say what she can do with her letter… Nellie, mother of two boys

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    Posted by Nellie | February 22, 2013, 4:50 pm
  4. You don’t appear to know that schools are staffed according to the number of children on the roll…the fewer the pupils the fewer the teachers. So it’s not a case of teachers have classes half full of chldren, Julia.

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    Posted by Robyn Tataurangi | February 22, 2013, 5:52 pm
  5. People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones! As a mother of children going to schools in the east, one of which now is forced to merge and as an ex primary school teacher, I can assure you a teacher’s job in the midst of all the chaos and uncertainty has been anything but cushy! They have been invaluable, committed to ensuring the children in their care feel safe and secure and remain focused,motivated, inspired, excited and emotionally secure. They deserve our admiration not the ignorance and negativity of others outside our very real and still raw lives! We’ve all had to fight for so much in our chaotic lives and we will fight for our schools and the mana and respect they all truly deserve. I personally thank each and every teacher and principal along with all their support staff, for all they have done for our children over the past 2 1/2 years. You have been our rock when all our worlds have been rocked so much xo

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    Posted by Debbie Stockman | February 22, 2013, 10:08 pm

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