Easter Academy up and running
There was much uncertainty at Alexandra School yesterday, but the Easter Academy is up and running.
As indicated last week, none of the 30 teachers who took industrial action at the start of last term are involved in the instruction.
Six of the 11 teachers involved in the Academy are not on staff at the St Peter school.
Principal Jeff Broomes said he was forced to scale down the programme from eight to six days, because of the non-involvement of the 30 teachers.
According to him, the condensed timetable allows students the same three hours of instruction, and gives both students and teachers an opportunity to enjoy some of their vacation. The programmes will run Monday through Wednesday for both weeks.
About 110 students had registered for classes in nine subject areas, and based on those who filed into his office yesterday morning, Broomes expected the number to increase.
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