The 9am to 3am school start time is out of date

2022-07-08 0 By

In a major overhaul of the NSW education system, school start times have remained almost unchanged from 9am to 3pm since around 1950, but now the rules are set to change.This rule change will bring new opportunities to many mothers and boost women’s employment.New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet said school start times were outdated and out of touch with modern society.Some schools are now experimenting with new start times to assess which ones work best, he says.”9am to 3pm was set in a very different time from the modern world,” perrault said. “The world of the 1950s was very different from the world we live in today.”In 2021, primary schools have the right to stagger their start times due to severe disruption from COVID-19.Other school hours now available include 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., or extended after-school hours. Perrault says despite the difficulties, she is happy to blaze a new trail in the new State.The change was announced as the NSW government launched the Women’s Economic Opportunity Review Panel, which aims to find new ways to boost Women’s employment.Women’s Affairs Commissioner Bronnie Taylor says the existing school hours are a distraction for many women trying to find work.”When people are with women, the conversation ends at three o ‘clock,” she said. “We need to look at different opportunities to make sure this thing thrives.”(Compiled by Wang Yuqing)