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What parents want most from Primary School

When it comes to choosing a primary school for your children to go to, there are a number of different factors that you need to consider. More than just the location and how they will get to and from school. When choosing a school, you need to remember that your children will be attending the school for a number of years, it needs to be an environment that they are comfortable in and that gives them the necessary tools and skills that they need to further themselves. Two of the most important things you need to ask yourself when choosing a school are whether it is going to be an environment where your child will be happy and will you be confident with the learning and education that your child will receive during their time there.

Happy. Confident. Content.

One of the most important things that you need to consider when choosing a school for your child is whether it is going to help to grow them into happy and confident children. Schooling can be scary at first, when a child first starts school, with people they don’t know it can cause them to be shy and withdrawn. That is why it is important to find a school that will help to bring them out of their shell, to make them feel comfortable and to grow their confidence.

There are a number of factors that can assist your child in gaining confidence and being happy in their school environment. These include the social side of schooling; are the classes well-sized and age-appropriate? On the educational side; are the children learning in a way that excites them and makes them want to learn more? The staff and environment; are the teachers supportive of the children? Do they have the necessary resources and environment around them to learn, play and grow?

Your child is going to be at the school for a number of years, so making the decision early can be stressful, but the right decision will see them grow, be happy and build their confidence to a new level.

Confidence in the learning

The social side of schooling is important to help your child grow and build their confidence, but the educational side is crucial. When looking for a school for your children to attend it is important to have a look at the teaching style and the curriculum that the school follows. Along with the values and mission of the school. There are many different styles of teaching and they work differently for different children. Using play-based learning in the younger years, role play and hands-on can make a huge difference to the way your child learns and retains information.

Understanding the style of teaching, the types of things the school will educate your child in and the approach that they take with each and every child can help you to confidently choose the best school for your children.

Being confident that your child will be able to learn and gain their full education from the school is one of the main factors you need to consider before enrolling your child into a school.

Take the time to meet with the school, talk to them about their teaching techniques and ask any questions that are lingering in your mind. This can help to relieve the stress that you may have around choosing a school and help you to make the best decision for your child.

Not all schools use the same approach

When it comes to schooling, there are certain rules and regulations that schools must follow from the Education Department, however, they can choose different ways to deliver the information and to teach the children. That is why it is important to talk to the school and find out their approach. Is it going to be a good fit for your child? Will your child excel with the school? Will they bring the best out in your child?


John Colet offers a range of different approaches to schooling. We understand that not all children learn in the same way and we want to ensure that we are reaching each and every child to bring out the best in them. We use various techniques to grow and develop your child’s skills and education.

To find out more, book a visit with the school – https://www.johncolet.nsw.edu.au/

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