Any advice or experience would be great.
Our second daughter started reception in Term 2 this year. In SA, kids must at least do three terms of reception due to how intakes work.
It has been suggested to us that she do reception again next year, thus taking her reception terms totalling 7.
The main explanation from her teacher and principal is she is where she should be at after her three terms but not the 6 terms.
This is an R/1 class in a small rural school where we are lucky to have wonderful school spirit and interest in our children. We have currently had two meetings with her teacher and principal and are more than welcome to continue to do so.
What this situation has done is put our head in a spin. We have talked and talked and talked about it.
DD has no learning, social or emotional issues, is friendly, sporty and enjoys school. It has been explained to us that she is a perfectionist and needs to have things right the first time. Something she could be experiencing due to having an older sibling who obviously is at a higher academic level.
If you have any thoughts or experience we would love to hear from you.
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01-11-2012 13:34 #1
DD2 and reception schooling in SA. 3 terms vs 6/7 terms.
01-11-2012 23:55 #2
Please, someone must have viewed this and had an opinion, thought or experience??
02-11-2012 07:09 #3Senior Member
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I haven't had experience as a parent, but my younger brother was suggested to stay behind and do the extra terms. Seems to have worked fine for him.
At the end of the day, I personally think its better for the kids to stay a bit longer in reception to make sure they have good foundations rather then pushing on and having issues arise later.
I don't envy yor decision though, the only good thing about the Sa gov ******lining when kids start from 2014 is they will each get 4 terms in reception so hopfully I wont have to think about it hahah
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02-11-2012 07:31 #4Senior Member
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Re: DD2 and reception schooling in SA. 3 terms vs 6/7 terms.
I will be in this position next year. Ds will be starting reception term two neXT year. I have been talking to friends v who have been there. The general consensus sseems to be linger is better especially for a boy. I am s bit reluctant though so we will see vote we go. One person I spoke to moved just daughter up after three temps and is now finding she needs extra help in year three and I think wonder if she h ad kept her back if it would have been different. No answers sorry but I guess I would be guided by preschool. I would be wondering if she can do everything academically why not. Especially as they are moving to four terms only 2014
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