In some schools, IT staff get the holidays off just like the teachers. We don’t.
For us, the half-term break is usually a catch-up week. It’s when we can get on with all the real work we’ve not been able to do since the start of term because we’re being interrupted every five minutes by some grubby 12-year-old who’s forgotten his password again.
Of course, if a teacher does somehow find their way onto the site during the break (usually because they want to waste the school’s money printing out their 20-page travel plans, instead of doing it at home), they will almost certainly express surprise that we are not at the pub and accuse us of sitting around browsing Facebook, or reading lolcat sites, or posting to our blogs.