Workload Wednesday

End of the school year

With the school year coming to the end there is a sense of anticipation and excitement. Members and their families will be looking forward to a well deserved break. It’s also a time that some of us find ourselves with a case of “what-ifs” or “if only’s”.

However, we should all start the holidays knowing there is nothing more that we can do. This school year has ended, report cards written, students and teachers have grown and schools will soon have that stillness they get when students are not running in playgrounds, walking the pathways and learning in classrooms.

So it’s time. Time to pack up classrooms (taking care to observe health and safety), time to celebrate with students and colleagues and time to start the summer holidays. It’s time to let go of 2018 and look toward 2019 with its possibilities. And if you didn’t get the chance, in the lead up to student free days it’s time to take Thea O’Connors personal health check or watch the videos from WWAM ( Most importantly it’s time to take care of you.

Thank you for all you have done this year for your students, each other and as QTU members. For those of you leaving the profession this year we hope your next adventure whether it be retirement, travel or another opportunity is rewarding. And for those members returning in 2019 we hope that the holidays are restful and we look forward to working with you next year.

Uploaded 12 December 2018

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