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#1 my4beautifulboys

Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:21 PM

Hi,

Just wondering do you send or child to school or keep them at home if it is a really hot day?

The forecast is 42 degrees for tommorow and Im not sure whether to send my children DS6, DS5 to school or not, as they dont air conditioned classroooms.

DS5 is going to have yearly class photos tommorow, so it would be a pity for him to miss out on that.

#2 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:25 PM

Yes I do yyes.gif  our classrooms only have fans but they keep the day very low key and have loads of drinks. original.gif

#3 JupitersMoon

Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:28 PM

Does the school have a policy on hot weather?

I don't yet have a school aged child but I probably wouldn't if I know they'd be running around outside, but if I knew they'd be kept inside and there were fans, then probably would

#4 =R2=

Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:29 PM

Absolutely! All our classrooms are airconditioned though (QLD public school).

If he has photos tomorrow, can you just send him for the session then stay the rest of the day at home?



#5 eachschoolholidays

Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:35 PM

It wouldn't occur to me not to!

I've never heard of someone keeping their kids at home because it's too hot!

#6 Fr0g

Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:38 PM

Yes. We live in SA and have some stinkers here.

I soften the blow on hot days by giving them money for a frozen slushy at lunch wink.gif

#7 **Xena**

Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:38 PM

QUOTE (MadameCatty @ 22/02/2012, 07:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
With no air con, I don't think I would.  Growing up we were sent home when it reached 40 I think.   ds' school has air con so I do send him as it's cooler there than at home.


This for me too!

#8 2bundles

Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:38 PM

I would have said yes, but 42 is very hot. I would prob keep mine home if no a/c in classrooms. I would take him for the photo though.

#9 GoneWithTheWhinge

Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:39 PM

QUOTE (nlman @ 22/02/2012, 07:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It wouldn't occur to me not to!

I've never heard of someone keeping their kids at home because it's too hot!


same!

#10 I'm Batman

Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:47 PM

No, I value their education

#11 Rosie Sparkle

Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:48 PM

I'd definitely send DD. As mentioned previously I provide money to ensure they buy something cold that day. Have also gone to school at pick up and handed out ice blocks for the students in DDs class.


#12 Arthur or Martha

Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:56 PM

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Edited by ambwrose, 09 October 2013 - 05:42 AM.


#13 my4beautifulboys

Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:17 PM

Thanks All for youre replies, I will send them to school with nice cold water bottles and some money for an icy-pole from the canteen, if the temp reaches 40 by lunchtime I will pick them up early.

#14 Julie3Girls

Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:28 PM

Yep. We do have airconditioning NOW, didn't the first couple of years at the school.

I would be sending along bottles of water (fill half way and freeze, then top up with water the next morning).
Money for slushie or ice block.

And I would check with the school on their policies on those sorts of days.
I know before our school got aircon, it would be simple things, like letting the kids stay indoors at lunch time, or enforcing play in the COLA in the shade.  Closing blinds and turning off lights in the classrooms to cool the room and doing fairly low key school work during the afternoon. Drink bottles in the room on their desks.

#15 raven74

Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:35 PM

I went to school in old non air conditioned demountables.  No fans.  I survived.
I'd send mine.

#16 auntpriscilla

Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:41 PM

Our school has air conditioning, so yes.

Plenty of schools don't though.   We used to get sent home early on days over 36.   I know of a remote country school where the hot weather policy is if the forecast is over 38, parents aren't able to send their children (and the buses don't run).  



#17 imamumto3

Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:42 PM

i would because they have air conditioning and i dont. i would probably volunteer my services for reading too to take advantage of it!

#18 Bel Rowley

Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:44 PM

QUOTE (Ludwig @ 22/02/2012, 08:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I went to school in old non air conditioned demountables. No fans. I survived.
I'd send mine.

yyes.gif Same, and that was in the Mallee where 40+ degree days in Term 1 were pretty much the norm! I don't recall going home ever being discussed.

#19 seayork2002

Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:01 PM

Yes, the temp would be the same there as at home/outside of school

#20 TheGreenSheep

Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:15 PM

QUOTE (Ludwig @ 22/02/2012, 08:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I went to school in old non air conditioned demountables.  No fans.  I survived.
I'd send mine.



Oh how I remember those days sweltering in a demountable.   biggrin.gif

Our DSs school has AC and heating. I feel so jealous as mine had neither. That's why Uni felt so amazing, all the creature comforts of aircon and cushioned auditorium seating and a bar  wink.gif cool.gif

#21 -al-

Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:19 PM

YES!!!
My kids do sport in 40+ weather and they survive - the seem to hardly care. I certainly dont think a day off school is required!

#22 SaintJoe

Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:21 PM

It honestly wouldn't occur to me - I value their education.

Honestly - kids have to learn conditions are not always perfect, yet they need to perform in them.
Toughen them up.



#23 ubermum

Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:26 PM

Yes. Kids around the world learn in much tougher conditions than that. The only hot days they won't be attending is code red (bushfire risk) and that is because the schools and kinders in our area are closed.

#24 FeralSingleMum

Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:34 PM

It was very hot here today (36) and it never occured my not to send DS1 to Kindy. He only has fans. They have plently of cold water breaks though and he told me they didn't get to play outside today.

The only thing that annoys me is that they have cold water bubblers! Where were my cold water bubblers when I was at school  mad.gif Tounge1.gif

#25 Maple Leaf

Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:38 AM

When we were at the public school with no A/C, I kept DD home when it would hit those temps. It was ridiculous. I would not be expected to work in a building without A/C at that temp due to workplace health and safety so didn't expect her to either.

I would send him for the school photo and then take him home.


The only time I believe in a school not having a/c, is if the admin buildings and principals office doesn't have it either. What's good for the kids, should be good for them as well.
Funny how that is never the case and their office always has a/c. lol.
Amazingly they don't like to suffer at work!




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