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#1 bluemama

Posted 07 September 2019 - 02:03 PM

I got a call from the out of area school i am interested in to bring 5 year old dd for a meeting with the principal.

Im incredibly nervous as im expecting that my dd will be asked questions. She is very shy and i know it will be a miracle if she talks as she usually never does when meeting someone new.

So should i be worried that she wont get accepted based on this as i do prefer this school over our local one .

Thanks

#2 spr_maiden

Posted 07 September 2019 - 02:08 PM

I'm sure the principal has seen it all, and a 5yr old hesitant to speak to a stranger would be totally within the norm.

#3 .Jerry.

Posted 07 September 2019 - 03:18 PM

Shyness is one thing, but not at all answering questions could be an issue.
One indicator of readiness for school that we comment on is the ability of the child to interact with others.

Doesn't mean they won't get in though.  It's just one indicator.

I would maybe practice with your child a little "interview" and talk about answering the questions.

I usually try to put kids at ease first.  Let them colour, draw, play with toys/blocks and chat with them while they play.

#4 PrincessPeach

Posted 07 September 2019 - 03:57 PM

Our school interviews started with a chat with the parents first, whilst your child coloured or played with some of the toys in their office.

Then the kids were asked questions, which was to help work out their school readiness. In the case of out of area enrollments, these answers were critical unfortunately because the school doesnt have to take you. Our school usually only has a handful of places for out of area enrolments, so its quite competitive.

Id give her the heads up that she is required to answer questions so its not a surprise for her.

#5 WaitForMe

Posted 07 September 2019 - 04:06 PM

Does she have a favourite toy?

I'd bring that along, also gives a comfortable talking point.




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