Microsoft Edge Browser

The new Microsoft Edge Dev Browser (currently in development) appears much more user friendly and sleek. It also heavily borrows from open sourced software.

One of our major bugbears here at MyExtras with Edge is the inability to print background colours. The extras bulletin is much easier to read with the alternating coloured rows. Edge (Dev) fixes that.

The release date to Windows 10 users has not been mentioned, but it is a step in the right direction. Interestingly, Microsoft’s new Edge browser is Chromium-based and uses the Blink rendering engine. Blink is a browser engine used in the Google Chrome browser and many other projects. It is developed with contributions from Google, Opera Software ASA, Adobe Systems, Intel, Samsung and others.

Replacement Classes

There comes a time when a Daily Organiser has to decide whether to run a very small class or not. An example is elective classes (say combined Year 9/10’s), where the year 9’s may be on a camp, leaving only 1 or 2 year 10’s in the elective.

If the day requires a lot of covers, and covering teaching staff are limited, you may have to join up the class with another smaller one.

Remember, it is not the Daily Organisers job to keep every teacher happy about arrangements. Your job is to help run a school and ensure that legal responsibilities of supervision of students is maintained. Sometimes teachers may not see the big picture going on the school. You can only be as fair as you can be and do the best with the available resources you have at hand. Explain the situation courteously with any disgruntled staff then move on. There are more important things that you have to worry about.


I saw the following quote on a parish bulletin recently which I think makes a lot of sense and rings true in my experience. It is also helpful to remember that not everyone wants to stand out to be a formal leader, but in your own quiet way you can be a leader by your actions.

Leadership is about being of service to others, it is not about prestige and acclamation. Many of the best leaders are those who do not have any title of leadership or authority. Their leadership and authority come from what they do and how they do it. They inspire others to follow their example. They don’t demand it; they don’t bully; they don’t play power games. People simply want to follow their example.