hi, any mummy with girl in GES can share more if the enviroment is too "rough" for a girl?
my girl is not a very shy one but there were instances in her K1 where she got bitten by boys in her class, and though i asked her to speak up to teachers and "avoid" those, she still continue to play with them and sort of listening to them
so i'm quite concern with those stories i heard about GES and puzzled if I should put her there, given that she seems easily influenced and "bullied" by friends.
I'd really appreciate if someone can share some experience/feedback with me. If it's too sensitive, please PM me. I need to register for my girl next week and I still scratching my head between GES and APS. GES is very convenient for me those cos it's 5 mins walk from my house.
Thanks so much!
I can totally identify with your apprehension and worry that your little girl may have difficulty fitting in. The truth is that in every school, there are kids
who are more domineering and others more submissive. Bullying incidents are everywhere - be it boy or girl, verbal or physical, in branded/non-branded, new or old school.
I have a very highly introverted boy who doesnt quite speak up and i was worried he couldnt stand up for himself when he entered P1 in GESPS 10 yrs back. There were indeed several cringing and heartaching occasions when I felt he was being "bullied" (not only by a fellow classmate, but also the parents of this kid). Still, he graduated from the school unscathed but most importantly, a little wiser in the art of mixing with others.
I've a friend, wanting to transfer her boy to another school because she felt he was picking up undesirable traits from classmates. I've also heard from others on bullying cases as early as in P1 classes...etc. All from different schools....
I guess a more fool-proof security net you can provide for your girl will be to encourage her to speak up if she feels strongly about something or feels violated. Reassure her that no matter what happens, you will be there to support her. You can always bring up issues with her class teacher if necessary. Afterall, we all learn from experiences, dont we?
I am sure given time, she'll do really fine.
On a side note, you may wish to know that GESPS is currently undergoing renovation which could stretch till mid next yr. So, noise, dust, are inevitable.
All the best!