A new school timetable ... Half an hour earlier, mothers are distributing

16 Jun 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | 52 people are reading

A new school timetable ... Half an hour earlier, mothers are distributing

Which school times do you find ideal? We asked mothers at a school in The Hague that recently changed times from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm to 8.45 am to 3 pm. And getting out half an hour earlier is causing quite a stir!

© René Oudshoorn Michelle Rotteveel

Michelle Rotteveel (30):

,, I am disappointed that school times have changed. I had specifically chosen this school because it was still here until 3.30 pm. I had arranged everything neatly with my work and now that times have changed, I have got into trouble: I really have to hurry to be here on time. I now work until 2:55 PM and then I have 5 minutes to get here. "

" Actually, I work until 3:00 PM, so I have to make up for the hours I miss by taking those 5 minutes off. The ideal school time for me is until 3.30 pm, but I would also consider it a good option if the BSO can be taken per hour. I now have to pay until 6 pm, while in principle I can be here at 3.30 pm. It is therefore cheaper to adjust my working hours to the school timetable. ”

© René Oudshoorn Hirwa Ariana

Hirwa Ariana (38):

,, Currently I find the times not pleasant. I work in Amsterdam, so if I have to do the morning shift, I can't pick up my son. I can't adapt my work to school hours, so I'm always 30 minutes late. I now have to pay extra money so that he can go to the shelter for that half hour. "

" There is no one else who could pick him up, so those 30 minutes will change my life. I think the continuous schedule is good in itself, but it is not feasible for me personally, because my son has to be picked up even earlier. I also don't like longer school hours until about 5 pm: I want my son to have enough free time. ”

© René Oudshoorn Brenda Muyres

Brenda Muyres (44):

,, The school timetable has changed since the beginning of this year. I had to get used to it first, but I think it's ideal now. I work half a day three times a week and my children are usually left over. I am in favor of the continuous schedule. The children are at school all day and you have more time for yourself. In addition, I also see it a bit as preparation for high school: they are not suddenly thrown into the deep after group 8. ”

Agata Thijssen-Miller (40):

,, I always look from the children's point of view and I have to say that I find it ideal for them that they are now ready earlier. However, I am in a pinch with my work: they then have to go to the BSO or take someone home. Nowadays it is difficult anyway, because I have to work and take care of the children. "

© René Oudshoorn Agata Thijssen-Miller

" I think a continuous schedule is better for the child. I am from Poland and we had nothing else there. It was new to me that the teacher also has a break at noon and that volunteers come to fill in, or that you go home. I think it would be most pleasant for the children if they spend the whole day with the same teacher and then finish earlier. ”

© René Oudshoorn Kim Knoester

Kim Knoester (34): < / p>

,, I am satisfied with these new school times, although I found 3.30 pm more pleasant. I actually work until 3 pm. Fortunately, I was able to adjust that: I start fifteen minutes earlier, so I can also leave fifteen minutes earlier. ”

“ I work across the street, that is my advantage. My children go to the shelter four days a week, so they already have a kind of continuous schedule. It used to be quite schools, now it is more playful. I think that's a plus. ”