1. By the time your child reaches the age of three, it is important to start thinking about schooling because these days one has to register the child at your chosen school early. You might even decide to choose two schools to be on the safe side.
2. Start by looking in your immediate geographical area. Consider the routes to the school and the distance from home.
3. Then make an appointment during school hours, to pay a visit to the school. Meet with the head teacher, or someone else in a senior position. Ask to be shown round the school. Take particular note of the noise volume; the general cleanliness; state of the toilets; the facilities offered (e.g. a well equipped library; computer rooms; music facilities; a gym; sports fields; a swimming pool; tuck shop and what they sell there; after school care, should you need it, etc.)
4. Ask for any year books; brochures; or other literature about the school.
5. If possible, have a good look at staff members. Are they relaxed and happy, or do they look harassed? If you come across any of the children, do they greet you politely, or do they push passed you rudely?
6. How much are the school fees, if any and where does one purchase school uniforms? How much will one be expected to outlay for those?
8. HOME SCHOOLING:
Best wishes to you all for joyful and successful schooling.
Rosemary Kahn is a highly skilled and professional teacher with many years teachign experience. She is also a published authoress. If you would like a consultation via email or skype regarding the educational needs of your child, you are welcome to email her or her secretary to schedule an appointment.