I am new to this website and am very grateful to have found such an active thread.... This is only my second post, although it is the same as the other one
I put this post on here last night, but i have now found a "gifted" thread, so i am putting it on here now.....
So here is my story and questions,
I am a SAHM of 3 wonderful children,
My oldest child dd has been tested and is gifted, we have had the WPPSI-III, SOI and the Stanford Binet testing done.
On the WPPSI she scored overall 95% (Superior)
on SOI, 98.6% IQ 137+ (overall Total Stanine Score 90)
And i have misplaced the stanford binet test but she came in the Second from the top level.
My dd is currently 6 and a half , we initially had the WPPSI test done so we could gain early entry into NSW school as she is born in August.
We were knocked back on Social and Emotion development, and then moved to QLD, When she was 5 and a half she started Prep in a compisite prep one class, which she handled fine but was bored. This school also would not offer any extention, enrichment at all..... so we had to change school.
This year we changed schools after being granted a grade skip, but as there was only 2 schools we could find willing to do this, it limited our options.
She is currently in a multi age 2/3 class, and is extending into the year 3 curriculum.
She is also having trouble making friends. She is making some friends, but she feels extremely deeply, so, if someone doesn't play with her she get emotional, she also told me the year 3 kids are telling her that she is too young to be reading chapter books and told me thismorning that she isnt going to read the books she has been anymore and go back to easier reading so they dont get " Jelous or upset" (her words) that they are not able to read like her. She has also started to say she doesnt want to go to school in the mornings, where we have always had her wanting to go....
My ds is 5,
we have not had him tested yet as he is unable to read or write ( so i thought) until today, i had a parent teacher interview and was told he showed ALOT of the traits my dd has..... And that he is good at maths..... and extremely emotional.
He didn't walk or talk until he was 18 months old.... but spoke sentences instead of words when he started to talk.
My youngest is dd 18 months old,
She walks and is starting to talk, is Extremely curious and independant... understands everything you say to her and loves to dance.
My kids go to two different schools on different sides of the city, as there was no vacancies for my son in Prep in my daughters school.
School drop off and pick up is a nightmare.
Two days ago i found a school not far from me, that has a gifted program, (selective) using one of the tests i have already had done... Has multi age/ composite classes the whole way through from prep to year 12 p/1, 2/3, 4/5 ect... It is a small school ( 200 Kids about)
Now, my kids schools they are currently in are fantastic, but i cant do the commute next year as they both finish at the same time ( this year the prep classs finishes early)
My sons school will take my daughter in year 3 next year, but doesnt have anything but a learning support officer.... no gifted program, extention, enrichment ect...
My Daughters school has no vacancies for my son at the moment and he is on the waiting list ( how long for, i dont know)
The school i have just found can take both kids, dd in 2/3 and ds in p/1. they have availability and the gifted program.
My questions are............
1) If you were in my shoes, would you move them both or hope that a position comes up at dd school?
2)if you did move them, would you do it immediatly, at the end of the term or the end of the year? ( My husband says now, because of two reasons, first, he is worried she will hide her abilities to fit in, and second, we can do it when the uniforms change to winter uniforms ( so not having to buy books, summer uniform and winter uniform straight up) The uniform changes on 8th may.
3) I have no Formal way of showing that she has been grade skipped, it was all done verbally with the current and last years school principal, and the department of catholic education. As this new school is not a catholic school, how do i show that she has actually been grade skipped since the beggining of the year?
3) Any suggestions?