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Old 31st May 2012, 06:21 PM
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That's what I thought. Wellington PS are adamant that it's year 4, and their ages suggest they may be right. They are sending a test to the school in Scotland tomorrow, so truth will out anyway!!
You have to say your child has only experienced 3 years of schooling, if it's a good school they will listen, year group tally is right but in Scotland we start a year later, they might not know that. I'm a teacher and it's really important otherwise your child may find themself treated as sen. Point out to them your parent's rights, also it's supposed to be an international school so really should be flexible. It's probably ignorance of the Scottish system, good luck but stick to your guns!

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You have to say your child has only experienced 3 years of schooling, if it's a good school they will listen, year group tally is right but in Scotland we start a year later, they might not know that. I'm a teacher and it's really important otherwise your child may find themself treated as sen. Point out to them your parent's rights, also it's supposed to be an international school so really should be flexible. It's probably ignorance of the Scottish system, good luck but stick to your guns!
Thanks. JESS being very helpful, considering their waiting list. Looks like there may be a corporate debenture there, but that just gets us to the tail end of a very long. Posed list.

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HI,

I am considering a move right now for my husband's job and we think it might happen at the very end of the summer or even into the school year. My oldest child is supposed to start kindergarten this year (just turned 5)- and I really don't want him to have to start the year late- nor do I want to rush the process of deciding which school is the best fit for our family. Because of this, I am considering homeschooling next year. I am an elementary teacher in the US so I am comfortable with the idea, but I want to make sure I have plenty of activities for my son to do so that he (and I) aren't bored to tears! We currently live in a very urban area in a big city in the US and are used to being out and about all the time (park, museums, zoo, library, story time, etc etc) Does anyone homeschool their similar aged children in Dubai? Are there lots of relatively inexpensive things for young children and parents to do- like art/music/sports classes, museums, playgroups, etc?

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Bmai,

I am also considering a move for my husband's job and it most likely will not happen until after the start of the school year. We dont have children. I have 18 years of teaching experience in the primary and intermediate grades. Do you know of anyone providing tutoring services. This may be my only option for employment if we move after the start of the school year.

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Bmai,

I am also considering a move for my husband's job and it most likely will not happen until after the start of the school year. We dont have children. I have 18 years of teaching experience in the primary and intermediate grades. Do you know of anyone providing tutoring services. This may be my only option for employment if we move after the start of the school year.

Thank you.

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well that was a tortuous, nail biting few weeks, but school place secured.

Now a hoose!

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We have just found out that we are arriving in Dubai in August. We have two young child who will need schooling (aged 4 and 5).

Have we missed the boat? Will we be able to get them into a decent school at this late stage??

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We have just found out that we are arriving in Dubai in August. We have two young child who will need schooling (aged 4 and 5).

Have we missed the boat? Will we be able to get them into a decent school at this late stage??
Have a ring or email round ASAP, I would think there may still be a chance due to people leaving over the summer and having given notice already as schools have just finished. Not sure where you will be based but could try gems dso as they have expanded for September and may still have space. Just needs some focus and perseverance on it soon and you may be lucky! Good luck x

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We have just found out that we are arriving in Dubai in August. We have two young child who will need schooling (aged 4 and 5).

Have we missed the boat? Will we be able to get them into a decent school at this late stage??
Get yourself prepared also and get up to date reports urgently from nursery/school as you will be asked for this everywhere if they are to consider your application, and be prepared to pay quite a few sets of 500 aed registration fees! (I just had to get a report for my 2 year old from nursery who is starting FS1 in September!)

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We have just found out that we are arriving in Dubai in August. We have two young child who will need schooling (aged 4 and 5).

Have we missed the boat? Will we be able to get them into a decent school at this late stage??

I know GEMS Wellington Primary have places for the slightly older kids. might struggle with 4 & 5 year olds, though.

I got a place for our 7 year old, and then mentioned our 3 year old. the waiting list for FS1 is 120, but he now counts for the sibling queue-jump. No other siblings - front of the queue!!
try and get 5 year old sorted, and 4 year old becomes easier.
That's just my experience as a Dubai virgin, 10 days in country, so possibly take with a pinch of salt

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