Tuesday, 8 February 2011

School rules!

My boys started at a new school this term. We spent ages finding a new school for them, even moving house to a bigger town where there is more choice of primary schools. While no school can ever be perfect, this one ticked most of the boxes. The principal really impressed us, and the whole vibe of the school is so positive and inspiring. Although it is in the country is has the feel of a city school, with a big mix of families and nationalities, beautiful old buildings and a lot of participation in the local community. It was important to us to find a school that takes bullying seriously, even when it is 'mild' bullying, as this is where it all starts. We also liked the emphasis on the arts, the wide range of subjects including languages, and the fact that the school discourages parental cliques. Here's hoping for a good year, so far the boys are certainly enjoying it. School is such an important part of family life with young kids, and it can be so fraught with issues and disappointments - may it all go well for you this year, especially if you have prepsters!

12 comments:

Betty Jo said...

Great news that your boys are enjoying school. I believe it's worth the trouble to find a school where the whole family is happy.
Good luck with the new house.
Keen to see pics. when you are all settled
xLiz

Georgie Love said...

I am so glad you found something that suits your family as it is so important. I already have mild anxiety about finding schools for the 2 year old - because I am nervous about bullying and all that nastiness as well...

Hooray for you 4!

Squiggly Rainbow said...

We too moved over the Christmas break for a change of schools, we are so blessed with our move to The Dandenongs and the gorgeous school we have found. It is so important! Hope your darlings adjust well xo

Michelle said...

Well done on finding the right school for your kiddies! It's such a vital thing to work out what's best - and stressful too!

Michele said...

curious re HOW they discourage parental cliques? whats their secret method?

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Leah said...

Wonderful news, we have just moved schools for the same reason.

Carly said...

Congratulations, what exciting news! There will be so many concerned strangers like me who will have been wondering what you decided after posting about your little boy last year. The new school sounds brilliant, good luck and best wishes!

vanessa said...

Glad to hear the boys are settling in well :)

Morgan Wills said...

It's fantastic isn't it - new school, new year, new homes - what a big year we all have ahead of us. It is so lovely to be able to share it with you and your family. Mxo

AnastasiaC said...

oh i do hope it all goes well for your boys, Allison - their education and school years are so important!! Goodluck with the new house too - cant wait to hear more about it!

Tracey said...

I'm happy that you have found a school which reflects all that you want for your children.

My son is in 3rd class and at a wonderful public school where I am involved in P and C - which we make sure is open to everyone's ideas and gives everyone the opportunity to participate.

My concern at the moment is which High School to choose for him, even if he won't be attending until 2015.

In years to come they will thank you for making such a shift to your life.