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#1 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:40 AM

Who are still awaiting news of whether they have a contract or not for next year,  I would just like to say


And that I've got everything crossed for you.  

I've finally gotten a permanant job, after 4 years of the contract merry-go-round, and although I still have to find a way to make up the extra day's income I'm losing, I'm SO relieved.

May your Christmas holiday period bring you good news!!

#2 AJB3

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:50 AM

Congratulations Napcat! Awesome news.

Thank you for the good luck wishes.

I've been working casually and I'm hoping for a part time contract next year.


#3 HRH Countrymel

Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:02 PM

I've been doing interviewing students all week and have been smiling past gritted teeth as I hand out information for THEM so that THEY know what they will be doing next year.... meanwhile I will (as per usual) not know until (generally) the week AFTER the students return!

There is a large part of me who just wants to say "Stuff it... I'm not doing it anymore!" but then I get plaintive pleas from the students who desperately want a 'real' teacher in my subject.  (weird specialised Art subject) and I am a sucker!


Oh and congratulations NapCat!

#4 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:55 PM

2012 was the only year out of the 4 I've had a job before mid-March/ANZAC day, so I know the feeling!

Fingers, toes, legs and eyes all crossed for you, ladies!

#5 Lyn29

Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:35 PM

Congrats NapCat - ongoing employment in this field is such a blessing!

My school has declining numbers and so several of our contracted teachers who have been with us for 5-7 years will not be back next year. It's rough.

#6 kyrrie

Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:42 PM

Congratulations NapCat, that's fantastic.

I've been offered 12 months for next year at a school I really, really wanted just today. I am so excited and can't wait to call first thing tomorrow to accept.

#7 Dionysus

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:59 PM

Well done NapCat (though, I know you went over to the dark side to get it  wink.gif  LOL

QUOTE (Lyn630 @ 05/12/2012, 07:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Congrats NapCat - ongoing employment in this field is such a blessing!

My school has declining numbers and so several of our contracted teachers who have been with us for 5-7 years will not be back next year. It's rough.

Our school is in this position at the moment too sad.gif  It sucks for our contract teachers

#8 i-candi

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

Congratulations NapCat  biggrin.gif

Not a teacher but an SLSO.

I got a transfer to full time starting next year at a school that is only 2 years old with great teachers in an IO/IS class original.gif I'll be working with a teacher who was doing Best Start and I'm told she is a great teacher original.gif

This year I got 4 hours permanency per week plus I had long term temp hours. As soon as I got the hours I put in transfers to local schools, I hit the jackpot when the school near me opened up special ed classes. It's everything I want to do.

Being a temp is horrid. I'm lucky I've never relied on the money but I rely on doing the work, I love it !!!!!

Edited by i-candi, 05 December 2012 - 08:19 PM.

#9 Expelliarmus

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:51 PM


#10 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:33 PM

QUOTE (cattivo lupo @ 05/12/2012, 08:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
12 months knowing what I'm doing every day sounds like a fine kind of life.

I hear you!  I got offered this year's full-year contract 2 days before school began.

Boy, was I happy!

#11 EBeditor

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:37 PM

Congrats NapCat! A family member was in the same position and thankfully something came through last week. It must be so tough not being to able to make any plans while you wait.

#12 SmithiesWife

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:38 PM

Congrats ladies. I'm still waiting to hear if I keep my job next year. Otherwise I'll do relief happily enough. Not too concerned.

#13 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:48 PM

Just saw your post in General Whinge, howdo.

Thinking of you at this time - it really does suck!

#14 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:59 AM

Congratulations NapCat! original.gif Hopefully they fall in love with you so much they decide they need you 5 days a week!

Out of interest, for all those who are struggling to get permanency, are you primary???

I only ask because next year I start my 4th permanent (or 5th if you include the 3 term contract Head of Dept that I am doing until the end of the year, though I would still have my other job to go back to...) full time position in 6 years. All of which I left by choice (travelling distance, moving interstate etc.)

But I suspect that is because high school Maths teachers harder to get. I remember my university Maths Curriculum tutor saying that some of us would be head of dept within 5 years and I had an internal giggle... turns out she was right! I've spent 3 of the 4 terms of my 5th year as a HOD. Next year I will permanetly be a HOD.

It just baffles me how difficult it is for teachers in some states where in others it's much easier. Do high school teachers in other states have issues with permanency? I have known 1 in the ACT that I worked with, but then I know 3 who started this year as contract and got permanent positions this year.

Edited by PussyDids, 06 December 2012 - 10:00 AM.

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