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Some high school students ‘haven’t developed’ after their year in lockdown – The Age

Principals are reporting that some students – particularly those now in years 7, 8 and 11 – are having difficulties with readjusting to life at school.

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Brendan Watson, principal of Catholic Regional College Sydenham, told the Age Schools Summit last week that lockdown had held back the development of some students.
Certainly the year 11 students that weve seen this year come in theyve missed year 10, that work experience, that development socially, he said.
Having missed that development they would learn in a classroom with each other, they do not seem, as a whole, as mature as year 11s that we usually take in. Their behaviour is not where it should…

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