As a prep teacher I can say I haven't seen any whole class parties! The kids generally bring in their invites and then pop them in the chair bags of the students they will be inviting. There has never been an issue in class with 'hurt feelings' and I've never had a parent mention it to me either. I think the school is just being a bit precious.
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05-10-2014 20:27 #23Senior Member
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That's just ridiculous. Kids need to learn that they don't always get what they want and they don't get invited to parties if they are not nice to people.
My son is too little for this issue but when he is old enough for birthday parties I will only be inviting kids who he is actually friends with. No way would I invite a whole class. As an adult I wouldn't invite every single one of my coworkers to my birthday party. That's just silly. As far as I'm concerned parties are for friends.
05-10-2014 20:32 #24Senior Member
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Well I'll be the odd one out and yep - in kindy both my kids had their whole class come to their birthdays. We go to a small school and my kids are friends with everyone in their class so it's never been an issue. As they've gotten bigger it's been more girls only and then it's all the girls in the class or if it's a sleepover then it's two friends maximum.
05-10-2014 20:41 #25
Yeah we have whole of class parties in kindy and prep. It's not expected but my kids are still forming friendships (as am I with the parents). DD2 will probably have one for year 1 as well.
05-10-2014 21:01 #26
I was one of those kids never invited to school parties when we moved to Australia twenty years ago. It really hurt when I saw/heard all about these events I was never called to. Found out years later it was because no one was sure what food an Indian would eat at a party... Or if we could speak enough English to participate in the games... and lastly cos I wasn't invited the previous year so why should this year be different??? I mean surely they could ask my parents or my teacher?
I would probably invite the friendship circle my kids are in but if the school had a policy about whole class parties I would abide by it.
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