So, your child is starting school or moving to intermediate or high school. There's a lot to think about, right? I recall many months of emotional turmoil and over-thinking when I first chose a primary school for my eldest, and now I am in the thick of it again as we look at intermediate school options that feed into high school. Just this morning I dropped my son off for a trial day at a school we are interested in.
While lots of kids attend their local school and the decision-making process around where they’ll go next is relatively straightforward, education is not one-size-fits all and choosing the right school to best meet your family’s needs can be complex. Different enrolment and zoning schemes can restrict or open up options for your family, so it is worth looking around at what is on offer in your area.
My husband and I have a child who is a 2e (both gifted and dyslexic) learner, and another child who has no learning needs but is a bright spark, so there are a few things for us to consider in relation to their schooling. Here are a few ideas that have helped me on my journey.