So, I'd like to be able to walk my son around his new schools school grounds whilst noone is there(so it feels more familiar for him for when he starts next year) ... Reckon I'd get into trouble?
I remember when we were kids we'd go to the school grounds and play, but that was mainly just the oval or tennis courts.... Plus, times have changed.
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04-10-2012 05:43 #1
Have you been to school after hours?
04-10-2012 06:28 #2
Not sure on your actual question, but do they have a school fete or musical or anything like that on before he starts? I took DD (who starts next year) to the fete and open day this year and last year because I was thinking same thing, it would be good if its familiar.
04-10-2012 06:30 #3Senior Member
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i used their playground during summer hols once because it had shade!
04-10-2012 06:50 #4
Hi OP at my school where I teach we put messages in our newsletter about parents calling school security if they see anyone on the grounds during the holidays. In saying that we've had problems in the past with people getting in and smashing windows etc. More than likely you would only be able to access the playground and the main areas would probably be gated.
If you want to take him in why not find out what the school times are and ask if you can have a walk through during class time. That way you could have a look around and you'd only see a few students at the most.
Good luck to your little one starting school I'm in the same boat with my DS!!
04-10-2012 07:09 #5
Yes because we have to do ASC pickup. I think if you really want to do a walk around out of school hours, about an hour after school finishes would work well. Depending whether the school has ASC, there will always be someone there but they won't interrupt you just looking.
04-10-2012 07:15 #6-
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Our school is completely locked up after hours and on weekends. We have after school care, only one gate is left open and anyone who doesn't belong at the school isn't really welcome without anyone knowing who they are (to ensure safetu of the kids at the school). Just contact the school and they'll set up a time for you to go throuh the school during school hours, when class is on so you won't see many kids.
04-10-2012 10:18 #7
Most schools are locked up out of school hours these days so it might not be possible.
You'd be best to call the school and ask if they can suggest an appropriate time
04-10-2012 10:29 #8
If its a public school the ground are actually public property so you can go enjoy them out of hours.
Usually though schools will do a orientation towards the end of the year having the kids come in for a hour or two once a week to get them used to the school, meet the teachers and meet the other students.
I did this with DD and she had no problem when she started prep
04-10-2012 12:23 #9
Thanks guys, because of his Aspergers Dx he will be on a transition plan and will get to visit a couple extra times as well as orientation day. I'm sure he'll be fine. I just thought the more comfortable and familiar he is the better :-)
04-10-2012 12:56 #10
Just ask the principal
When we first moved out here we lived miles from anywhere, I asked the little two-teacher school principal if it was okay if I brought the boys down to the school to use the playground on the weekend. He said it was fine
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