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Support Unit School Visit

Posted Mar 29 2010 9:58pm
Today Dave and I had appointment with the principal of a primary school that also has a physical support unit.

They were very informative and we had the opportunity to visit the students in the support unit who of course were all such lovely children.

After seeing how their support unit worked we headed outside to see the school grounds. We had lots of questions and concerns one which was the fact that the school was very big and spread out and had alot of mainstream students for Violet to navigate herself around. The principal explained that they could not guarantee her being safe in the playground area as they just don't have the facilities to watch each child in the support unit like that, which is our highest concern and of course how she will cope with school cognitively.

This school was nice enough, but was in a little bit of a rougher area which makes me nervous.

We are still not sure if a support unit setting is right for Violet so we will look at a few more to be sure.

What makes things harder is that we will be moving very soon....when I say soon I mean when we find another job in the coming weeks, months as our time up here is getting close and we want it sorted now before Violet starts school, so her funding etc can be sorted. So that throws another curve ball at us as we can't decide on a school for Violet yet if we are unsure where we will be living!
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