We should try a staggered school hours trial, says primary school principal

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 21 Jun 2021, 11:41AM
A primary school principal supports New South Wales' staggered school hours trial and would like to see something similar considered here. (Photo / File)
A primary school principal supports New South Wales' staggered school hours trial and would like to see something similar considered here. (Photo / File)

We should try a staggered school hours trial, says primary school principal

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 21 Jun 2021, 11:41AM

The nine to three school day is getting a make-over across the ditch.

The New South Wales Government is set to start trials in primary schools to stagger start and finish times, to create more flexibility for families.

It's hoped it will stop the drop off and pick up traffic as well.

Principal of Auckland's May Road Primary School Lynda Stuart told Kate Hawkesby she'd like to see us consider something similar.

"Bring in your work colleagues, so your staff. And have that conversation with the community as a total and say well, could we do something better that would better for kids and our working parents?"

Some schools in this country have already tweaked school hours - like Forrest Hill School on Auckland's North Shore, to avoid traffic chaos with Westlake Boys' High School.

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