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    That's revolting behaviour and you need to take it higher. Hugs to your DS

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    Quote Originally Posted by tastychicken View Post
    I never had music fall in class times when i was at school. I had band 4 out of 5 lunch times, 2 early mornings and 5 afternoons until 5 then once a week i would have naval band in the evenings and once a week i had brass band in the evenings. Exams and performances were always night time affairs and usually once every few weeks. Music eats up a lot of time if you do it and being in a band outside school hours is more full on then sport. i think the early morning is totally justifiable and the commitment to improvement.

    If a sports coach wanted an extra mornings training session to improve the team, how is this any different?

    Singling out a child and causing humiliation is something that does need to be addressed though.
    To be honest I would never let DDs do so much extra outside of school hours, regardless of whatever it was for. Sport, science, maths, music, I don't care, I want my kids to have down time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    To be honest I would never let DDs do so much extra outside of school hours, regardless of whatever it was for. Sport, science, maths, music, I don't care, I want my kids to have down time.
    music was my down time. when competition for spots in university for music are so competitive eg 8 ALL UP for some instruments and you have to audition and compete with hundreds of other people for a spot, you practice and practice and work towards that. Music is like sports in that the competition for spots and funding and jobs is highly competitive. My children will be doing whatever it takes to get to their career that they choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tastychicken View Post
    music was my down time. when competition for spots in university for music are so competitive eg 8 ALL UP for some instruments and you have to audition and compete with hundreds of other people for a spot, you practice and practice and work towards that. Music is like sports in that the competition for spots and funding and jobs is highly competitive. My children will be doing whatever it takes to get to their career that they choose.
    Out of curiosity did you get a spot? What do you do now? I love music but I'm a muggle .

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    At my govt high school there was a subject music which became an elective from year 9 onwards. It was a choice between that, visual art, woodwork etc.

    The music teacher also coordinated the annual musical. This required a lot of out of school commitment, all outlined in the initial permission slips required to audition.

    There was also instrumental music classes run at lunch by various specialists at an extra fee and permission slips again. They would perform as a band in out of school hours.

    I studied the subject music in Yrs 9&10. There were no additional hours required, all assessment tasks were performed in front of the rest of the class, in class time.

    The music teacher I had in year 9 was a nut and left the school the year after, replaced by a good teacher. He gave me my only ever D - I was 4th on the role!

    Honestly, music should and can be such an enjoyable subject. It sounds like she is doing nothing to foster the children's love of music. I'd be furious as well. I would expect there is a legal obligation to seek written consent for out of school hours classes and would raise this with the principal. I would approach the teacher to make sure they are aware of the details of his IEP too.

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    I got a spot and went all through university and then had a chair in the state orchestra. I was offered a job in the army band but couldn't leave my children to travel the world with music so i now have it as a hobby and i am working towards another career. Most of my friends in high school music are professional musicians now and none of us drank, smoke and there was no teen pregnancies among us. We were all way too busy to be naughty. Now i study a degree in Paleontology and i work as a motorbike postie as it gives me the hours to work full time, study and have time with my family.
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    I'd be kicking up a stink. Sounds to me like the teachers actions are verging on bullying. Your son had a very legit reason footnote attending. You've take it further and she has ignored. Can you make an appointment to see his year coordinator or the principal? Surely a special consideration can be organised???!

    I would be super angry that he was shamed in front of everybody, especially because it sounds like he already has self esteem issues. I would not be dropping all of my kids off early or attending the exam 'when it suits her' she sounds down right nasty.

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    Oh I'd be beyond livid, hope your DS is OK, she sounds pretty cruel and just plain mean to shame him the way she did!

    Not unreasonable at all @anewme , this teacher needs to realise that things happen that don't fit into her ideal little world..

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    I can't see how any of this is necessary in Year 9 anyway. Evening performances in senior years, fine, but not at junior level where kids are often taking the subject because it's all they could get.

    Again with the out of hours, never seen that outside of a Extension classes in senior school. Even if this were a specialist class, parents and students would have needed to be made aware of the out if hours nature of the course before selecting it. You can't just spring that stuff on people half way through the year as though you are emperor of the school.

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    Ummm...That's way over the too for year 9. In fact, I'd love to see in the criteria where it states the piece must be performed in front if a large audience. I'm sure it may be in the conditions, but it wouldn't be something the teacher can mark the student on.

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