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Importance on friendships
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Posted 09 November 2019 - 04:53 PM
My niece was enrolled and had attended transition days at a different school when she suddenly had to move to a different area (around an 1 hour away in no traffic). We have a number of families spread out around our area who are Army or Navy based, movement happens a lot in the areas where the families are based. People move, jobs change etc.
Yes, they can take children in the zone at anytime, but I really think it's pretty slack if parents haven't already enrolled their child in a timely manner and done the transition sessions. It's also tough on the schools and the classroom teacher.
Posted 09 November 2019 - 04:56 PM
It is very much a public school problem. Particularly ones with a very tight zone boundary. They have to take everyone. Ds’s school doesn’t finalise classes until a few days into the term. There are exceptions where some kids might need to know who they have, but generally not.
One public school near us couldn’t take my friend’s child when they moved from interstate. They arranged for enrolment at a different school with a guarantee that their younger children would be able to attend as out of zone enrolments. Our principal accepts everyone, so we had a situation one year where we ended up with 3 classes of over 30 in one year group, while every other year had max 2 classes.
Posted 09 November 2019 - 04:58 PM
I have read this before on EB but where does this happen because it had never been my experience in a lot of years of schooling. My kids have always known their class and teacher for the next year a couple of weeks before the end of the school year. New kids are just slotted in where there is room.
Anyway for the OP, there is no way I would make a school decision that would place a financial burden on the family because of a kids friendship, that may or may last.
It has taken ds's school up to a week or so every year at the start of the school year to get into their classes, nsw primary
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