Less than a month from now, classes will officially start here in the Philippines. I should be cramming now because Ayex is not yet enrolled.
As you may know, she started schooling at the age of 2.8yo in our hopes to improve her social skills. We actually got more than that as she came home with new knowledge everyday. But after she graduated from pre-nursery, she did not want to enroll for the next school year. She said schooling makes her tired. So she was an out of school kid last year.
This year, she will be 4.5yo come school time. Our pediatrician recommended that we already send her to school so she will not be bored and left behind by her peers. Also, her boredom is already driving us nuts. I have narrowed down the schools near our area and she has picked her choice.
It is our first time to really send Ayex to school and we are clueless what to follow. The school Ayex wants to go is a big one. Mon wants to check the other nearby smaller schools. I am ok wherever she goes because from what I heard, these are reputable schools. But when Mon asked why Ayex should go to a big school, I was not able to answer him. I really do not know where should we base our decision.
How about you, are your children attending a big or small school? What made you decide to enroll your children in their current school?
It’s kinda sad that you’re having problems deciding on your baby’s school. I think the best advice is to follow your heart.
Won’t be sending my daughter to school yet this year but next year, we plan on enrolling her to one. Haven’t decided yet whether it’s a big or small school but if ever, we have to find reviews or something about the school before we enroll her. 🙂
Just answer Mon’s question with “Why not?” haha! Seriously, I don’t think big school/small school matters much. Your decision should be based on the level of comfort you have on the school you picked… like if you feel Ayex will be happy, safe, and productive there. For me one of the factors I check (yeah… school-hunting na si Andrea… err… I mean Helaena, but they will go to the same school so kasali ako sa decision-making) is peer-group, like what kind of families have their kids enrolled there (not because we’re snobs but because of what happened to a certain sibling you often hear me complaining about and the peer group she was exposed to at her previous school that greatly influenced her personality).
I was very close to giving that answer to Mon. When we were kids, there’s no such thing as small school.
Great point on the peer-group. I will check on that. Right now, we’re leaning on another school because of the Chinese class, haha!