Posted November 24, 2016on:
Today is an important day for most 12-year-old students because they will get the results of an important exam.
My son is one of those kids and we can look back at 2016 and reflect on how little stress we added to the process.
How stressful could it have been? This dramatisation provides some insight.
How more opposite was it for us?
- We did not add to the excessive work that the school piled on my son and his peers.
- We encouraged play and insisted on rest.
- We opted for an alternative pathway in Direct School Admission (DSA) based on other measures like writing samples, e-portfolio, interviews, observation, performance, etc.
Instead of waiting for the PSLE results and then going through another wringer of secondary school selection, we opted for a good fit and a DSA school already said yes.
Because… why not?
There is more than one way to run the race. We chose not to race with others in an overcrowded lane. We chose to race with ourselves.