What does the issue of staff to student ratios mean for you as a teacher, and the tamariki you teach?
Not being able to have unhurried, meaningful interactions and routines with tamariki and denying them that basic response of care and manaaki.
What will it take to fix staff to student ratios?
Reviewing the 2 year old ratio – how can we expect children who are 1 year and 12 months old to be able to be one in 5 children and in a day move to two years and 0 months all of a sudden be one child in 10 others?
When we fix staff to student ratios, what impact will that change have on you as a teacher, and the tamariki you teach?
Unhurried, calm and meaningful interactions, and the ability to teach our tamariki how to remain calm and composed in their day – because we can model it to them all the time!