Second Transfer?

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Second Transfer?

Postby mahes_gopal » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:16 am

Hi parents I really need your help. I live in BT batok. My son was in a neighbourhood school very near my school. But in P2 was diagnosed with a learning disability. Despite informingthe school ofhis bad handwriting and slow processing he was often punished by his teacher and made to stand out of the classs. We tried to talk to the prinicple but she did not give us any support. Then I found another school in Sengkang where I know the principle and she was understanding of his condition and was willing to provide the support. IN mid P2 he was transfered to sengkang. He had awonderful teacher who supported him so well that he did well enough to go the top class this year. This year the teacher in his class does not supporthim at all. He cannot cope and even failed all his mid year exam. We tried telling the principle to change his class to a less demanding one but to no avail. Now he is so tired travelling to sengkang evryday for 1.5hrs on MRT and bus. His morale is gone. He hates school. Since it all the same whether near or far. I want to put him back to any school in BT batok.

What shd I do ? I am afraid he may be put in the same school agin. I tried calling some schools around BT batok but they asked me to go through MOE. I need help. What do I tell MOE? Will they allow me to transfer again. But I do not want to go to his P1 school. What do I tell them? PLs advice.

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Postby mrswongtuition » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:48 am

Since your son has been diagnosed with learning disability, MOE will try their best to allocate him to a resource school. Resource schools are schools with specially trained teachers and counsellors/teacher aides to help students with special needs. They usually have additional programs to help such students too. Certain schools 'specialise' in certain learning disabilities. They are still normal mainstream schools. You should contact MOE about it.

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Postby Jennifer » Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:28 pm

I heard that Bt Timah Pri Sch has special learning disability support.

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Postby starlight1968sg » Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:31 pm

Hi, I live in Bukit Batok too.

The sch in Sengkang is too far from here.

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Re: Second Transfer?

Postby jedamum » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:28 pm

mahes_gopal wrote:Hi parents I really need your help. I live in BT batok. My son was in a neighbourhood school very near my school. But in P2 was diagnosed with a learning disability. Despite informingthe school ofhis bad handwriting and slow processing he was often punished by his teacher and made to stand out of the classs. We tried to talk to the prinicple but she did not give us any support.

i live in Bt Batok; ds1's sch in Bt Batok; many a times, support comes from Form Teacher instead of principal as the teacher deals with everyday issues of the class.
My take is, distance makes a lot of difference; travelling to Sengkang everyday is no joke, esp if the sch is so-so; give the first sch (in Bt Batok) another chance; then sign up as PSG to get closer to the sch, teachers and principal; we cannot expect schools to accomodate our request 100% so the best way is to be proactive and get into their face and make our presence felt for the sake of our kids without making the school felt threaten. don't ask what the sch can do for us cos sometimes they do not know what suits our kids' learning abilities; instead, tell the sch how we expect support from them; academic-wise, we cannot expect the sch to slow-down for our kid, what we can expect is for the teachers to at least be encouraging and take into account the kid's condition before judging them. it is not easy, cos from what i heard, classmates do complain to teachers on the 'special-treatment' that special-needs students get; it takes a good teacher to be able to handle issues like this.
MHO.
all the best in your decision.

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Postby IJJ » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:07 pm

I know St Anthony and Bukit View in Bt Batok support special needs. You may want to talk to them and see if they fit in your child's needs. Seng Kang is too far, IMO.

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Postby Guest » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:07 pm

Actually I find it strange. If the P allows the transfer which means the P is aware of this exceptional case and this will have to be the case for all levels and have to be supported for all levels, how is it the teacher this year is not supporting? Unless the P is not aware of the details of the situation.

If the P is aware and not helping now, then I suppose there is no choice but to return to a nearer school and give own home support or look for a special school.
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Postby mahes_gopal » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:15 pm

Thanks for the advice. I cannot Pv at the school as I have a baby to look after. I have no maid. We have dcide to write to the principal about the situation and see what happens. Well th efirst school in BT batok told us flatly that they cannot help. He still has lots of friends in his sengkang school. I will just leave there and hope that he will have a better teacher next year.

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