Do you have any 7-year-olds, 9-year-olds, even 11-year-olds near you? What did their weekend look like? In stark contrast, take a look at the weekend timetable for primary children at one of our local primary boarding schools:

Spelling mistakes aside (there’s no intended organ or tissue damage which children write about)… it’s a pretty rough innings with two weekly tests and night lessons on a Saturday.

These long school days which now seem to engulf the weekends have almost become cultural. When performance is not great, what’s the answer? Just more of the same.

We are trying to work with the District Education Office to minimise these ridiculously long school weeks, but these things take time…

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