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    We were in school today getting ready for the kids to come in part time on Monday. Half online/half in school.

    But the government said no. So it's back to online for next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    But the government said no.
    Interesting... Our kids school was preparing to do the same based on a govt. direction earlier this week they could.

    Is it just for your area that you know of or have they changed the whole thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Interesting... Our kids school was preparing to do the same based on a govt. direction earlier this week they could.

    Is it just for your area that you know of or have they changed the whole thing?
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    So, every international school I *think*.

    But there are rumours some in BKK still plan on opening up but the news was pretty late in.

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    Jeeez... Starting to feel for the school admins etc. how the fuck do they make plans around that sort of constantly shifting direction

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    Gov schools were supposed to open, teachers called in to prepare with measures of the day, then last I heard they got the next two weeks off because nobody has a clue what ministerial diktats are going to look like hour by hour.

    As I said before, military should stick to what they do best, march to drums and beat up political opponents.

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    ^ July 1st for government schools in Thailand, Jabir.


    That's the last I heard, anyway.

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    My daughter's school put out a questionnaire this week asking how parents felt about their kids going back to school if they are allowed to open. I have no idea what the feeling is but it certainly got the parents talking on the school Line group.

    My daughter's school year ends towards the end of June and the last two weeks of term will be exam weeks. Personally I can't really see the point in opening just for maybe a week of tuition and think they may as well leave it until the end of August and the new school year.

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    Exactly same scenario as with us save for they also decided to extend the term.

    The poor admin guy who sent the emails out was obviously being harried and inundated with responses (for and against) and started sending them at odd times like 5:30. Poor bastard probably losing sleep over it.


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    Snap... Literally just received email from the school now saying it's off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Personally I can't really see the point in opening just for maybe a week of tuition and think they may as well leave it until the end of August and the new school year.
    This it what I was thinking about schools reopening at this time. There seems little point. Also schools in S. Korea are closing after being open for a very short time because there has been a spike in infections.

    Just seems not worth the upheaval when the term is drawing to a close anyway.

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    For our circumstances, with 4 weeks left just to have the kids in part time would be amazing. Not really for any academic reasons but for their mental health and a good finish to a tough year.

    Also, I'm pretty sick of my house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    For our circumstances, with 4 weeks left just to have the kids in part time would be amazing. Not really for any academic reasons but for their mental health and a good finish to a tough year.
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    There is that.

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    Just had notification that my daughter's international school is to re-open next Wednesday (June 17th). There must have been some new directive from the MoE?

    It seems a bit pointless to me, as the school year ends at the end of the following week (Fri 26th). The last two weeks of term are assessments/exams, and that seems to be all they are opening for... but the daughter's excited about seeing her friends again, so it's all good I guess.

    Must admit it will be a real shock getting up at 6am Wed morning in order to battle through the Korat rush our traffic again... I've got quite used to my morning commute walking down the stairs to the kitchen.

    In all fairness, after my initial moan about the lack of refund/reduction in school fees during this Clovid19 closure, the school has been very good and performed well during a situation that was not of their making. The online lessons have gone well, and when I called into the school the other day, the full compliment of nannies, security, office staff etc were all working away and have set up all the social distancing measures they can (and good luck with that!).

    They have three weeks of summer school in July/August to help the kids catch up, which is for free this year (usually about 1000 Baht per day) so they do seem to be making the effort. I'd normally not put my daughter in to summer school as I like her to have a complete break, but everything is different this year and I'll put her in mainly so she can catch up with her mates, let alone for the academic side.

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    Yep kids back in part time on Monday after school apparently passed an inspection. 2 weeks of term left so will only really see the kids for 5 days.

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    Over here all the teachers are back at school, instead of working from their homes now. No students are allowed in.
    Good idea to use those teachers as Guinea pigs first I reckon

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    ^ You're gonna struggle having three meals a day in bed once the kids are allowed back to school mate!

    Do you worry that your daughter's going to lose her Thai when getting educated in Malaysia? When I lived in Kuantan I had a good mate, married to a Thai and with two kids. They went to school in Penang and despite being Thai couldn't write a word and didn't speak fluently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Do you worry that your daughter's going to lose her Thai when getting educated in Malaysia?
    Her mom speaks to her in Thai.

    Fuck knows what they're talking about but they look over at me funny sometimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    You're gonna struggle having three meals a day in bed once the kids are allowed back to school mate!
    I'll have a lot more time to myself and to get back in bed. The schools only a 5 minute cycle away.

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    Even if the kids only return for a week or two, it's good socialisation, and a good check in before returning to school next year. I'd be all up for that.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    They have three weeks of summer school in July/August to help the kids catch up, which is for free this year (usually about 1000 Baht per day) so they do seem to be making the effort.


    Someone is paying for that, perhaps the school, perhaps the teachers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Someone is paying for that, perhaps the school, perhaps the teachers.
    Nah, it'll be the parents.

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    ^ Nev

    Confirmed 1st July for gov schools.

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