Rock Solid - Choosing a school for your child

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Choosing a school for your child

Choosing the right school for your child with special needs can be a big decision. Introduction “Don’t listen to the first thing anybody tells you. You investigate. You go and talk to people. To me, I followed my heart, because I want something for my boy. And I did! And I couldn’t wish for anything […]

This entry was posted on August 20, 2015
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How to go about choosing a school

Different schools suit different children, so it’s important to look around before you decide where to send your child. Every child is different. And schools can also be very different – in their size, the environmental space, how they teach and the school culture. Some schools have worked a lot more with Aboriginal children and […]

This entry was posted on August 20, 2015
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School options

These are the main school options for children with special needs. All children have the right to go to a mainstream school. Some children might also have the choice of a specialist school. Or you might be able to choose ‘dual enrolment’, where a child spends part of the week in mainstream, and part in […]

This entry was posted on August 20, 2015
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Moving to secondary school

Children need a lot of support for the move from primary to secondary school. Finishing primary school and starting secondary is a big change for any child. If your child has special needs, it can be even bigger. They need lots of help from you and from school. When your child is in grade six, […]

This entry was posted on August 20, 2015
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If you’re thinking of changing schools

If your child is not settled at school, you might be thinking of moving them. Try to sort out the problem first A new school might be the right path for your child. But changing schools can be hard on children, especially if they have good mates or family members at their school, or if […]

This entry was posted on August 20, 2015