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#126 MsLaurie

Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:51 PM

Sounds like his regular teacher is a good fit, but perhaps not the school more broadly?
It might be worth at least having a chat with the other school and fully exploring the idea. Doesn’t mean you have to switch, but it can be useful to compare and see if the grass might be greener.

#127 kadoodle

Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:34 PM

His regular teacher has also taught both his older brothers, and knew what DS3 was like. I’m doing a tour of the smaller school tomorrow afternoon.

#128 Paddlepop

Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:38 PM

Good to hear that his regular teacher is sensible and accommodating of DS's needs.

How about some earmuffs to help DS cope with noisy/echoey environments? Bunnings has some good quality children's ones. We've bought DD one pair to have at school in her desk, and one for at home.
We're going to the Ekka (Brisbane show) on the weekend and we'll be taking her earmuffs. Helps her to cope with the noisy crowds, noisy sideshow alley music, monster trucks and fireworks. Every time we go to the cinema we take them too. She finds the cinema volume too loud but with the earmuffs she's able to enjoy the movie. At home she'll put them on when the vacuum cleaner is being used. At school I think she takes them to music lessons, or puts them on if the noise level in the classroom is too much during group work.

Did DS get punished over the incident on Tuesday, or did MIL make sure the school backed down?

A tour sounds like a good idea. At least you'll have idea of what they can offer and if they're a viable alternative.

#129 kadoodle

Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:59 PM

MIL went hard, and the school backed down. She served with the principal ‘s mum in Vietnam, which may have had something to do with it.

DS3 has earmuffs for when he’s helping on the tractor or in the machine shed. I’ll send them in with him and see how he goes.

#130 Paddlepop

Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:10 PM

View Postkadoodle, on 15 August 2019 - 09:59 PM, said:

MIL went hard, and the school backed down. She served with the principal ‘s mum in Vietnam, which may have had something to do with it.

Lol, small town much? :lol: Good on MIL.

Earmuffs are definitely worth a try, especially because he's already comfortable with wearing them.

#131 wallofdodo

Posted 16 August 2019 - 05:28 PM

Quite a few students at my kids' school wear ear muffs, particularly for assembly.

#132 kadoodle

Posted 20 August 2019 - 08:11 PM

He made sure that he was going to be collected today for therapy, rather than being stuck with art. He was waiting with his school bag on the classroom steps when the bell went for lunch, according to his teacher.

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