View Poll Results: When is the best time to change schools?

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    Default When is the best time to change schools?

    My son is in Year 2, he will be changing schools (a variety of reasons).

    Should I change him mid year or is it better to leave him till end of year?

    WIll starting Year 3 at a new place impact his NAPLAN?

    I do really like his current teacher and she likes him.

    I have the flexibility to leave him where he is till end of year...part of me wants to get the move over and done with...but I want to do what best for him.

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    At that age if he's happy and he likes his teacher then I think leave him if it suits you. That said, children will adjust quickly (generally speaking). I
    Wouldn't worry about NAPLAN at all! It is not a true indication of a students abilities and really only provides snapshot data for a school. Which is useful for whole school planning but on am individual student level really doesn't mean much. The best indication of your child's progress is their school report combined with parent teacher interviews.

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    I don't really have any advice on when would be the best time to move him...have you asked your son what he'd like to do?

    But as a teacher, I'll second babyla's comment re NAPLAN. It's only really useful as data for schools...it can help them to see whether there are any systemic failings/improvements etc. I wouldn't worry about an individual student's results.

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    i'm not overly worried about naplan...i just don't know how much work is done in prep for it

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    Depends a lot on the school/teacher. In theory, there shouldn't be any preparation other than teaching kids how to answer different types of questions eg. for a multiple choice question choose one option, completely colour in the appropriate oval...etc.
    It's supposed to give an idea of the students' general skills. Some schools/teachers though do focus on 'training' the kids to sit the test... can be so the kids feel more confident, so that the particular class gets better results, so that the school appears better....etc.
    If you want to find out, you could always ask the school where your son will be moving.


 

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