Introduce half term breaks to reduce length of school terms.

Introduce half term breaks to reduce length of school terms.

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Nicola Pattison started this petition to Government of Western Australia and

I have worked in schools for over five years. In that time I have worked in both the UK and WA education system.

In my experience the UK system of half term breaks works wonderfully at providing a reset and recharge for both students and staff. It enables the brain and body to reset and yields rewards in productivity and motivation. Holiday breaks offer students and staff a chance to relax and recuperate, making them less likely to experience burnout, and increase their creativity and productivity.

In WA I find that people spiral come week 7, absent rates appear to increase for both students and staff. They are tired, lethargic and consequently more susceptible to picking up viruses, especially during the autumn and winter months.

I instigate this petition with the aim of having the length of our school terms reviewed. I hope that the powers that be take the time to investigate the benefits of introducing half term breaks similar, if not the same, as the UK. 

I believe half term breaks will:

Reduce absent rates for both students and staff

Increase productivity and motivation for all

Reduce the drop out rates for older students

Benefit the mental health of all. 

if you agree, please sign and share today. Thank you for taking the time to read and consider the above. 

 

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