Camps, excursions and playground duty replacement
Myth : Our school has a policy that if you are on camp or an excursion you have to find your own PGD replacement.
This is really hard and takes lots of time, because no one wants an “extra”. Is it my job to find my own replacement?
Fact : First, attendance at and participation in school camps and other outside school hours extra-curricular activities is purely voluntary.
The QTU believes it is not the teachers’ responsibility to swap their bus and/or a playground duty for this time; the usual practice is that this is a responsibility for administrators.
The certified agreement states that the development of bus and playground supervision rosters must be in consultation with staff through the Local Consultative Committee.
- Department of Education and Training State School Teachers' Certified Agreement 2016, see sections 3.1.10
[page updated 23 November 2016]
QTU stands in solidarity
The Queensland Teachers’ Union wishes to express its shock at the killing of 17 people at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and stands in solidarity with the many brave teachers who risked their own lives to protect the students in their care.
These horrific events reveal the deep commitment and bravery of members of our profession under the most extreme of circumstances, and we are proud to stand with them at this terrible time.QTU, 16 Feb 2018
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