There have been a number of comments on our BLOG recently, regarding Wednesday’s Writer’s Week/Book Week parade.
The reason we do not record live stream, to be released to the public, is that not all parents have given permission for their child to be filmed or photographed and as a consequence this is the cyber safety concern. The blog is open internet, it is not private. A video can be replayed, shared, altered and reposted by anyone, anywhere around the world. Seesaw, however, is completely different. SeeSaw is direct communication from the classroom teacher to the parent of each child –either individually or as a class post-you need to be invited to be part of Seesaw. A live stream is in line with what spectators see on attending the event and then it is gone. The complaint that working parents cannot see the video after the event is that they would not be at the event anyway.
The lack of appreciation for our efforts and complaints can be very disappointing and this appears to be common. Very few compliments are ever posted by any member of our community to the staff at Brighton, who I believe work very hard to do their absolute best. Comments to our Blog are generally either a question, which we are very happy to answer, or a complaint. There are few compliments for what we are striving to do for all students in our community. Give us a break, or perhaps even a compliment. Lots of great things are happening at our school-let’s acknowledge and celebrate them! Perhaps Seesaw has been the forum for such positive comments?
PS. I do acknowledge the positive comment regarding many, many staff joining in with the spirit of our parade by dressing up, much to the enjoyment of our students. I had a blast dressing as William Ledger( sometimes known as William Jemson), the first Principal at BPS. A photo of William and his wife Mary (she had 13 children), adorns our front office. I took great delight visiting every class, taking the photo with me and giving each class a very brief history lesson about his very interesting life and the beginning of our great school. Some parents may not be aware that our current OSHC building was William and Mary’s house way back in 1877.