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#1 Riotproof

Posted 26 September 2019 - 11:05 AM

Who’s got someone going to school next year?

I’m just a filling out a form from our school and it’s asking what my expectations of FYOS? Weird.

#2 PizzaPlease

Posted 26 September 2019 - 11:18 AM

That's a weird question, we have done a couple of transition sessions already but the only forms I had to fill out were the ones for enrolment.

If I were a cheekier soul I would be tempted to list increased opportunities for daytime drinking as an expectation but it might not be the wisest option. :D

#3 MissBehaving

Posted 26 September 2019 - 11:27 AM

Me!

Nothing like that on the enrolment forms I had to fill out, thankfully, I hate those questions enough from childcare.

I'd be tempted to say "My expectations are that you will provide what is detailed in the approved curriculum for our state/country"

I have just enrolled her in the OOSHC for her school as it was pointed out childcare will cease at the end of the year so she will need to start attending in January before actual school starts.

Edited by babylove69, 26 September 2019 - 11:28 AM.


#4 elly35

Posted 26 September 2019 - 11:28 AM

I do! No questions on expectations but I have done other forms. Number 2 so I think I have an idea of what we are all in for. Will be strange having the preschool years over

#5 Riotproof

Posted 26 September 2019 - 11:32 AM

 babylove69, on 26 September 2019 - 11:27 AM, said:

Me!

Nothing like that on the enrolment forms I had to fill out, thankfully, I hate those questions enough from childcare.

I'd be tempted to say "My expectations are that you will provide what is detailed in the approved curriculum for our state/country" .

You should see the list of skills and whether they do it not yet, sometimes or consistently.

I was tempted to say the curriculum but I thought it was a but snarky.

#6 Lunafreya

Posted 26 September 2019 - 11:45 AM

Me! My son will be in the special class at the local primary school.

He has special needs and still will need support FYOS.

I know they have things soon for transition

He's very excited to go to big school. He's ready this year, wasn't last year.

My new place makes it easier for me to drop him at school. I will do it on the way to work.

#7 MissBehaving

Posted 26 September 2019 - 12:13 PM

 Riotproof, on 26 September 2019 - 11:32 AM, said:



You should see the list of skills and whether they do it not yet, sometimes or consistently.

I was tempted to say the curriculum but I thought it was a but snarky.

In Qld, kindy does a report up at the end of the year and sends it to the school, they don't trust the parents to be honest hehe

I've been told DD is at the lowest level for emotional regulation and autonomy, so will likely struggle.

The school has sent someone (Not sure of title) to kindy to establish a relationship with my DD to help her transition due to this.

I would love to go buy the cute-as uniform now but DD is having big growth spurts so I can't risk it.

#8 bec578

Posted 26 September 2019 - 12:26 PM

 babylove69, on 26 September 2019 - 11:27 AM, said:

Me!

I have just enrolled her in the OOSHC for her school as it was pointed out childcare will cease at the end of the year so she will need to start attending in January before actual school starts.

Both our children have attended in January & it's been great for them to get used to the staff & the building etc while it's more relaxed & less kids than during term time

#9 Riotproof

Posted 26 September 2019 - 12:43 PM

 babylove69, on 26 September 2019 - 12:13 PM, said:



In Qld, kindy does a report up at the end of the year and sends it to the school, they don't trust the parents to be honest hehe

They do that too!

It seems to have really become so much more thorough in 5 years.

#10 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 26 September 2019 - 12:48 PM

I do. I had to answer the same question. I left it pretty vague, think I said something like “learn to read and write and make some friends and play”



#11 Riotproof

Posted 26 September 2019 - 12:52 PM

Ha! My answer was almost exactly the same.

Except for play I put “have fun”.

#12 qak

Posted 26 September 2019 - 01:01 PM

View PostRiotproof, on 26 September 2019 - 11:05 AM, said:

I’m just a filling out a form from our school and it’s asking what my expectations of FYOS? Weird.

What are you going to write? (you're being judged on your answer!)

#13 Riotproof

Posted 26 September 2019 - 01:02 PM

I wrote learning to read, write and numeracy plus make friends and have fun.

#14 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 26 September 2019 - 01:03 PM

View Postbabylove69, on 26 September 2019 - 11:27 AM, said:

Me!

Nothing like that on the enrolment forms I had to fill out, thankfully, I hate those questions enough from childcare.

I'd be tempted to say "My expectations are that you will provide what is detailed in the approved curriculum for our state/country"

I have just enrolled her in the OOSHC for her school as it was pointed out childcare will cease at the end of the year so she will need to start attending in January before actual school starts.

Why would childcare cease? Surely it’s up to you when your end date is. And give the 2 weeks notice or whatever it is. Unless your child turns 6, or whatever the maximum age limit is at your centre.

#15 MissBehaving

Posted 26 September 2019 - 01:21 PM

Admittedly I haven't asked at the daycare but a work colleague got caught out because their centre wouldn't enrol kids headed to school that year.

Maybe because in the area, almost every school is large enough to have their own OOSH care.

#16 Grrrumbles

Posted 26 September 2019 - 01:50 PM

My youngest is FYOS next year but because she is already at Preschool at the same school, no paperwork.

It will be a big change for us with her starting 5 days a week, up until now she has always had one weekday at home with my partner.

#17 Clementinerose

Posted 26 September 2019 - 01:57 PM

I’ve got one starting next year. I’m really looking forward to it for him. He is older, will turn 6 at the start of the year but I finally feel happy that I made that decision for him. He has made some lovely friends at kindy that will go to school with him. He was very impulsive at the start of the year but has gained some more self-control this year

#18 Hands Up

Posted 26 September 2019 - 02:01 PM

Me! DS1 has some fine and gross motor issues so we are in preparation mode with lots of little exercises we try to weave into the day. He’s not the most resilient of kids but he’s always made friends easily so I hope he’s ok! He’s super excited.

#19 Allegra99

Posted 26 September 2019 - 02:09 PM

Yep my DD2 is starting. She is a December baby, and will likely be one of the younger kids (we are in Vic), so hoping she goes ok. Hopefully having her big sister at the school will help.

#20 UndergroundKelpie

Posted 26 September 2019 - 02:32 PM

My youngest is off to school. She is more then ready and I can't wait for the boredom tantrums to stop. She can already read basic novels and basic maths and is so bored at kindy.

#21 Catzilla

Posted 27 September 2019 - 07:00 AM

DD is off to school next year.  The cut off in SA is the 30th of April, and DD was born in June, so if she'd been born just 5 weeks earlier, she'd be at school now.  I asked her what she was looking forward to about school, and she said playing in the playground.  The school she's going to is right across the road from our place.  I keep joking that if she's ever running late, we'll get the catapult out into the front yard, and use it to throw her over the fence. :p  She has a school readiness assessment on the 24th of October, and then orientation sessions on the 11th, 18th, and 25th of November (and at the last one they have a teddy bear's picnic at recess time).  DD reckons she will be in the "learning" Reception (or Foundation, or Kindergarten, or whatever other states call it) class, instead of the regular one.

#22 MsLaurie

Posted 28 September 2019 - 11:24 AM

My big girl is off to school next year too. We dithered a bit about repeating 4yo kinder (she is not 5 until the end of November & we’re in Vic) as she has language and social issues, but both of those have been coming on in leaps and bounds since we started doing weekly speech therapy, and on all other markers she seems ready for school, so fingers crossed!! She has already done two one-hour sessions at the school and seemed to enjoy it.
Not looking forward to the school hours juggle though!!

#23 Popper

Posted 28 September 2019 - 02:38 PM

My youngest is also starting next year. She is beyond ready and excited! We have orientation sessions starting next month and fortunately she has made some close friends who will be making the transition with her.

I am also looking forward to no more boredom complaints. She actually said to me this week that she is bored at home with me on her non preschool days.

I am also noticing that not much tires her anymore. Preschool, extra curricular, play dates, etc, don't even seem to make a difference.

Literacy and numeracy has also taken off these last 6 months so it will be great to have the pressure taken off me to fit in her desire to learn with PT work and running the house. Bring it on!

#24 iwanttosleepin

Posted 28 September 2019 - 02:51 PM

My youngest starts next year.  He was 5 in August.  He’s so ready that kindy is becoming a struggle.  All his friends went to school this year.

#25 Navy Blue

Posted 28 September 2019 - 08:45 PM

DS4 starts next year, my youngest.

He'll be 5 and a bit. I don't know if it's just a youngest child thing but he doesn't seem ready (or I don't more to the point!)

He is great with older kids and adults but struggles a bit with peers his age.




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