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July 05, 2020, 08:42:19 pm

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How many periods per day?

Fewer than four
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Four
17 (27.4%)
Five
12 (19.4%)
Six
24 (38.7%)
Seven
7 (11.3%)
Eight
1 (1.6%)
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Re: How many periods/classes does your school have per day?
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2018, 04:37:33 pm »
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Wow, you guys have wild class times hahaha. I don't know if my school has changed the times (during my HSC they were trialling a 30 min recess, 30 min lunch model) but this is how it was for me throughout high school:

Roll call/pastoral care: 8.45-9.00
Period 1: 9.00-10.00
Period 2: 10.00-11.00
Recess: 11.00-11.20
Period 3: 11.20-12.20
Period 4: 12.20-1.20
Lunch: 1.20-2.00
Period 5: 2.00-3.00 then home time yay
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Re: How many periods/classes does your school have per day?
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2018, 07:18:21 pm »
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Mine was pretty good tbh.
On week A we had 6 periods a day and ended at like 2:47 I think every day.

Week A
Start: 8:40ish
2 periods @ 50ish minutes
Recess: 28 mins?
2 periods
Lunch for like ~50 mins
2 periods
Leave  between 2:40 and 2:50

Then on week B, we has 7 periods a day but only 5 on Wednesday when school ended at the start of what would normally be lunch. This was so there was like a dedicated time for extra curriculars after school without making kids stay back extra. So it was like

Week B
Start 8:40ish
2 periods @ 50ish minutes
Recess for 28 or so
3 periods @ 50ish minutes
Lunch
2 more periods
End at 3:27

Except Wednesdays where we leave after period 5 at like 1:15 and go home at lunch basically

I really liked this tbh how things would switch up, and the early finishes made the long days worth it. It was awesome because one year we had a blank tutorial subject on Wednesday week b  period 3 and our teacher for that was our PE teacher so it was basically triple PE then go home at lunch


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Re: How many periods/classes does your school have per day?
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2018, 08:08:15 pm »
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In junior school we used to have 6x50 minute periods, 20 minutes of recess and 40 minutes of lunch. This changed when I was in Year 8 so we had 5x60 minute periods, 30 minutes of recess and 30 minutes of lunch.

But when you go senior schools, we have 6x50 minute periods, 20 minutes of recess and 40 minutes of lunch. We also have 20 minutes of homeroom in the morning, but homeroom is cut shorter on Tuesdays since we have sport. So on Tuesdays, we have 2 lessons in the morning, shorter recess, period 3 and lunch. Afterwards, you do sport (Yr 11), study (Yr 12's who have study privileges taken away) or Major Work until 2.30.
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Re: How many periods/classes does your school have per day?
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2018, 08:15:11 pm »
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My school has 6 periods in years 7-10, but for VCE there is also period 0, so potentially 7 per day, but you also get spare periods, mostly at the ends of the day. Also some classes can have lunchtime classes.
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Re: How many periods/classes does your school have per day?
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2018, 08:16:09 pm »
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Wow you Victorians surely have the wildest times and periods aha- or is it the NSW'ers who have the weird times/period  ??? ???

Roll call/pastoral care: 8.45-9.00
Period 1: 9.00-10.00
Period 2: 10.00-11.00
Recess: 11.00-11.20
Period 3: 11.20-12.20
Period 4: 12.20-1.20
Lunch: 1.20-2.00
Period 5: 2.00-3.00 then home time yay

@FB3 did we go to the same school? Aha. Our school had this exact same timetable! Though before 2014, we used to have 6x45 minute periods. We had lessons 1 and 2, then recess, homeroom then lesson 3 and 4, then lunch, and lesson 5. We did a trial and error period back in early 2014 where we had homeroom after lunch but that didn't work out for anyone. Our school thought that 45 minute periods got us nowhere so we converted to 5x60 minute periods and homeroom got moved before lessons 1 and 2.
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Re: How many periods/classes does your school have per day?
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2018, 08:16:52 pm »
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My school: 6 periods x 50 min

On my first teaching placement (the school): 4 x 75 min
First job: 5 x 60 min
Currently: 4 x 72 min

I find it really odd, some of the school times. E.g. those that start at 2:03 instead of 2:00 and 9:57 instead of 9:55 or 10:00. Just makes things even more complicated  ::)
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Re: How many periods/classes does your school have per day?
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2018, 08:19:06 pm »
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It was awesome because one year we had a blank tutorial subject on Wednesday week b  period 3 and our teacher for that was our PE teacher so it was basically triple PE then go home at lunch

This would have been amazing hahaha.

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Re: How many periods/classes does your school have per day?
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2020, 03:21:59 pm »
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Was reading laura_'s journal just before and there was a discussion on period break-down - made me think of this thread, so bumping!

Quoting the OP below for my school's sitch:

In Year 7-8, my school had six periods. From memory, two before recess, then two between recess and lunch, and two after lunch. Double periods were pretty common. Like, double PE, for example - it sucks just having single PE, because each class was only ~50 minutes or something, and quite a chunk of that was spent waiting for people to get changed.

From Year 9 (I think) onward, it changed to four periods per day. The reason for the change? Honestly I have no idea - it just happened. It meant that there were no double periods, because each period was now ~70 minutes or so. I preferred it this way tbh. There were fewer things to think about per day, and you less time was spent shuffling around between classes and stuff. I can't remember how it worked with recess and lunch, though - the middle section might have been the longest.

I was chatting with my friend the other day, and apparently my old school now has 12 periods per day. My reaction was basically "?!?!".

Anyway - got me thinking. How many classes do/did you have per day, and what's your preference?

laura_ made me remember that our timetable worked on a 10-day rotation, too, so weeks one and three were the same, but were different to weeks two and four etc. I remember scrambling some mornings to work out which week rotation it was, because it was determine whether or not I had to take my sport uniform/container for food tech etc. haha.

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Re: How many periods/classes does your school have per day?
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2020, 10:19:04 am »
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My school recently changed bell/class times
We used to start at 8:51am and finish at 3:25pm, we now start at 9am and finish at 3:15pm.
I honestly hate the change because our recess is 15 minutes long (because we have bell music which signals us to get our stuff and go to class) and not enough time to put stuff away after walking from one side of the school to the other get your food, maybe make a cuppa and enjoy it before its next class, lunch is now 40 minutes rather than like 55 minutes which isnt too bad but like the timing feels weird now.

Also they give us 2 minutes between classes to get to the next class yet they dont give us that grace for recesses or lunches

New Bell Times
Period 1 9.00am 10.00am
Period 2 - 10.02am - 11am
Recess 11am 11.25am
Period 3 11.28am 12.28pm
Period 4 - 12.30am - 1:30pm
Lunch - 1.30pm -2.10pm
Period 5 2.15pm 3.15pm

Old (better) Bell Times
Period 1 8.51am 9.51am
Period 2 - 9.53am - 10.53am
Recess 10.53am 11.25am
Period 3 11.28am 12.28pm
Period 4 - 12.30am - 1:30pm
Lunch - 1.30pm - 2.25pm
Period 5 2.25pm 3.25pm

If i had the mighty power of controlling bell times this is what I think would be good as 5minute class changeover is super necessary as there are many times where you'll have a class in A3 (top end of school) and then go down do D09 or E35 (bottom end of the school)
ad it would save unnecessary annoyance of a teacher marking a student late even if they went straight from one class to another and then the student or the parents emailing the teacher like wtf why did you make me/them late please fix it
What I would love personally
Period 1 8.55am 9.55am
Period 2 - 10.00am - 11.00am
Recess 11.00am 11.30am
Period 3 11.35am 12.35pm
Period 4 - 12.40am - 1:40pm
Lunch - 1.40pm - 2.40pm
Period 5 2.50pm 3.50pm

or to make the finish time line up with the bus schedule...
Period 1 8.55am 9.45am
Period 2 - 9.50am - 10.40am
Recess 10.45am 11.10am
Period 3 11.15am 12.10pm
Period 4 - 12.15am - 1:10pm
Lunch - 1.15pm - 2.10pm
Period 5 2.10pm 3.05pm
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Re: How many periods/classes does your school have per day?
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2020, 10:42:16 am »
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I have six periods on a usual day, but occasionally I will have an extra period 7 that runs after school. I personally would prefer to have usual classes run for 7 periods. This is for all that extra education and I would appreciate longer lunches and recesses.
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