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ESL forum > Ask for help > how do you say "auxiliar de acção educativa"    

how do you say "auxiliar de acção educativa"



eliana
Portugal

how do you say "auxiliar de acção educativa"
 
How do you call to that person that works in schools (cleans and looks after kids in recess)?
thanks

25 Feb 2009      



genzianella
Italy

I think is : JANITOR.

25 Feb 2009     



Zora
Canada

It is a "Custodian" ... a "janitor" usually just does the cleaning... at least in Canada...

25 Feb 2009     



genzianella
Italy

in Italy -as far as I know - we don ´t have "custodians." Teachers look after kids (also during recess) and janitors clean. Sometimes janitors also supervise kids, but it ´s not their job - it ´s the teacher ´s job. Of course there ´s a lot of "you scratch my back, I ´ll scratch yours" which is just fair among people who work together (meaning: let ´s face it, sometimes kids can be real brats and one teacher is not enough to supervise all of them so janitors help).

25 Feb 2009     



gugaelt
Mexico

Is "janitor"... greetings from xico Big smile

25 Feb 2009     



abates
United States

A custodian or janitor is usually hired to specifically clean.  If you mean someone who walks kids to and from recess, watches them, and supervises lunch you can call them a lunch or recess supervisor/assistant.

25 Feb 2009     



Zora
Canada

Well, when I was in school in Canada - our "custodian" sometimes did things like watch over a class until a teacher came, help out if needed during a track meet and things like that... I think that you can ´t make generalizations... because in some places, people are in charge of more than just "cleaning" buildings... in fact, our "custodian" also was the handyman and if things were broken or a light needed changing, we ´d go to him!

 

25 Feb 2009     



Jayho
Australia

In Australia:

Cleaners only clean (and usually out of school hours) - we don ´t use the word janitor.
 
Class teachers are rostered to do yard duty and are referred to as the Teacher on Duty.  This is rotated amongst all teaching staff including the principal and deputies.
 
Teachers Assistants sometimes do yard duty.
 
We don ´t use the word custodian.

25 Feb 2009     



eliana
Portugal

Thanks....a lot....and how about lunchtime supervisor? I saw that in a british school site....but it ´s strange because if the person looks after the kids in the afternoon it ´s not very logical to call him/her a lunchtime supervisor!!!!
 
 

26 Feb 2009