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Tuesday, 03 February 2009 | 3 Comments

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Kristen on  03 February 09  at  03:29 PM #
It's the dead of winter here (and we're cold) but I can totally relate. When we start school in August it's hot hot hot for the first several weeks (at least!). We actually had a "heat" day last year when the outside temps were close to 100... and the inside temps probably were, too! Not a great way to start the year. But at least it can only get better! Good luck.
Tim on  08 February 09  at  02:55 AM #
Sounds like something out of a Colin Thiele novel. Do you reckon conditions in classrooms have got worse over the years, or has it always been this bad in Australia?
Simon on  08 February 09  at  04:19 AM #
I can't remember it being as bad at my school, but I can't just put that down to global warming. The high school I attended was built a little wiser than the school I work in. It has large concrete blinds outside the windows, and I think they actually did a good job of keeping the sun and heat out. The school I work at was designed really poorly with north-east facing classrooms with no protection from the sun and no ventilation. Therefore, two problems: 1. no spending to upgrade schools to a modern level 2. no spending on maintenance to fix things like broken blinds.

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