School Excursions I get... but really..

Ok, so this came to my attention today when I got a letter home about an upcoming activity.

Seems some clown neglected to check the dictionary when they decided to apply poor logic to naming.

Schools seem now to be calling activities conducted on their grounds, by external agencies… Incursions.

So… last I checked, Incursions were hostile and unwanted in nature.

Since when has that changed?

Sadly, these are the same people who are teaching the kids of today. Is this just political correctness? or someone "coining a term" to get it noticed by like-minded individuals?

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  • +22 votes

    I was in school in the early 00s and it’s been called this since at least then. This is not new and has nothing to do with political correctness.

  • +12 votes

    Been called this for ages.
    Just google it and you'll find heaps of schools and organisations using the term

    Man, the amount of posts on here recently about people getting offended by the most mundane day to day things is worrying. How do you get through a normal day :/

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      How do you get through a normal day :/

      They don't, hence all the posts here and on WP.

  • +9 votes

    I work in education (17 years) in SA has always been an incursion.

    Excursion = experience where we leave the school
    Incursion = experience that comes to the school
    Camp = overnight experience

    Makes the language clear to parents so they know what is happening.

  • +1 vote

    Just based on internal/external. Has been used in schools I've been involved with for around 20+ years.

  • +4 votes

    Shot down… in a blaze of glory….

  • +3 votes

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      DisabledUser294746 in 3… 2… 1…

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      I'm here… just couldn't believe how long various schools have been using this term, given its historical meaning.

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        When you're happy, do you ever go around telling people how gay you are? You know, because of it's historical meaning?

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    Next step is espionage and counter-intelligence.

  • +1 vote

    Since when has that changed?

    decades……..

    They do this to make it clear if its a on grounds event or off grounds event.

  • +3 votes

    incursion
    n. An aggressive entrance into foreign territory; a raid or invasion.
    n. The act of entering another's territory or domain.
    n. The act of entering or running into.

    Carn Revrnd, it doesn't take much effort to look up the definitions of a word.

  • +14 votes

    Thanks Karen

    Did you demand to speak to the principal?

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    Is it a Catholic School?

  • +1 vote

    Fark i must be old
    Used to be
    School based activity or sumfin

  • +3 votes

    They've been called incursions since I was at school. Trust me, they are actually incursions.

    So… last I checked, Incursions were hostile and unwanted in nature.

    That's the entire point.

    Since when has that changed?

    Never.

  • +2 votes

    Should get tracy grimshaw onto it mate. It's a national disgrace.

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    awesome first post, congratulations…

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    If you've ever been to a classroom post school it is like an incursion.

  • +1 vote

    I've personally not heard incursion so had to look it up.

    Here's an article on it, looks like it's coined here in Oz!

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      hadn't heard of it either, went to a public school in melbourne a long time ago. I wonder if it's certain parts of the country or if it's everywhere now.

  • +1 vote

    Probably feels like a raid in hostile territory for the provider (at some schools at least).

  • +1 vote

    I remind the OP that ALL the words we use are made up words.

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    Lol thinking that political correctness is a real thing.

  • +1 vote

    I just think the OP is a purist where the OP doesn't allow in our language the same word to be used for 2 different meanings

    other words OP could have a problem with may include

    Ring
    monitor
    tape
    ball
    pan
    race
    bird

    im sure there are plenty more

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    OP sounds like a soccer mum who drives a luxury SUV going 70kmh in the rightmost lane on the motorway.

    The fact that she'd complain about political correctness is ironic given that political correctness is the sole reason we have these toxic, entitlement attitudes running rampant today.

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