Merivale School

Politicising her position – trying for personal gain from children’s misery

According to Stuff’s “School Report” Merivale School in Tauranga has less than 150 students and gets funded at $7,500 per student.

Apparently, though they cannot afford to buy the odd blanket for the kids.

The Principal somehow manages to not only work 60 hours per week and be stressed and burned out:

Burnout of school leaders was significantly higher in rural and isolated areas due to less professional support.

Merivale School principal Jan Tinetti, who did the survey herself, said she was dismayed by the findings.

“I work about 60 hours a week, and I know lots of places do, but it is not sustainable every single week. It’s hard work.”

“I’ve been a principal for 20 years, and the stress has increased out of sight, and the hours have increased.”

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