65% of Parents Agree with Later Arrival Time at primary school 65%家長同意 高雄新上國小試辦延後上課

Starting Nov. 1, Sinshang Primary School in Kaohsiung will become one of the few schools where students can arrive later to school between 7:40 to 8am. This allows for more time for breakfast and transportation in the morning. 


Unlike before, students of Sinshang Primary School in Kaohsiung can now arrive 20 minutes later to school between 7:40 a.m. to 8 a.m., whereas before, students were expected to arrive between 7:25 a.m. to 7:40 a.m.

Elementary Student: “I'm so happy. (Why?) Because I get to sleep for five more minutes.”
Elementary Student:  “I can sleep for a little longer in the morning. Some parents have kids that go to different schools so now they can have more time in between to drop them off. ”

Parent of student: “Kids would often feel very rushed if they happen to wake up later than usual. They would be in a rush to put on their clothes and rush out the door without having breakfast properly either. Kids get stressed easily being just a minute or two late.”

The school said students very often arrive at school hastily without having breakfast so they decided to delay arrival to school. Students can have more time for breakfast or even more time to sleep. Sinshang Primary School took over a month to do surveys and engaged in talks with the parents over this decision. The school decided to implement this new policy after 65 percent of the parents agreed. If students have to arrive at school earlier, as usual, it is certainly OK to do so, the school says. Teachers would be around to keep an eye on the students.

Wang Yen-yan, Principal, Kaohsiung Municipal Sinshang Primary School: “We have decided to shorten cleaning and sweeping time in the morning and morning time with the teachers to provide more flexibility in arrival to school for the students. We will make more efficient use of time. If students arrive earlier as usual we will make sure they get taken care of as well.”

By arriving at school 20 minutes later, cleaning and sweeping time before class gets shortened but official class time remains the same. Better security cameras would be installed and safety patrol would be organized to keep students safe while they are on campus. New policies are in effect starting on Nov. 1 and will be on trial for two months for evaluation in Jan. 2022.

 

 

 

上午八點前,學生陸續進校門,這過去罕見的情況,從11月1日起,在高雄新上國小是合情合理,因為學生上課時間,從過去7點25分到7點40分,往後延20分鐘,學生最晚可以8點到校,

新上國小學童表示:「很開心 ,因為可以多睡5分鐘。」

另一名學童表示:「早上就是可以多睡一點,因為有些家長,還有其他小孩(要接送),所以載的時間就不一樣。」

學生家長則表示:「睡比較晚起來,小孩都會覺得很匆忙,想說要趕快換衣服、吃早餐,然後揹上書包走出去,只要晚個一兩分鐘,小孩其實都很焦躁,就會覺得他快遲到了。」

學校表示,過去學生到校時,常有來不及吃早餐或倉促到校的狀況,才想試辦延後上課時間,讓學生可以睡飽也不用太趕,在試辦前,廣發問卷與家長討論一個多月,6成5家長同意才在1日試辦,就算學生還是必須提早到校,學校一樣有專門的教室與地點安置,也有老師看顧。

高市新上國小校長王彥嵓表示:「我們縮減了早晨清潔打掃跟導師時間,讓它做比較有效率的運用,孩子如果說早到的話,我們也會給它做集中的安置。」

校方表示,學生延後20分上學,是縮短打掃時間,不會影響正規課程,也會強化校園電子監視安全跟校園巡視,維護校園安全,也將從1日起試辦2個月,期末再來評估,視狀況調整。

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