Saturday, March 16, 2013

Settling into Year 6

Well, Term 1 is getting away from us. Missy has started the school year well with the same male teacher as last year which is huge blessing.With each new teacher in the previous 5 years it's taken a couple of terms for them to get their head around Missy's technology and alternate ways of learning.
So with the same Teacher, Miss H continuing to be Missy's aid and all Year 6 in the one class this year, it's sure to be a great final year at  Primary School. A week long excursion is planned for Term 3 which will be a highlight.
We continue to have meetings at our Local High School to go over property issues that they are working on and technology that needs to be available. Year 6 will have four days of visiting the High School this year which we hope will iron out any issues that may arise next year. We are fortunate to have a great School Counsellor based at the High School who is making the transition planning a  really positive experience.
We've had a numerous trip to Sydney in February for yearly check ups at the CP Clinic - Sydney Children's Hospital, an ABR Clinic at Parramatta, the eye specialist at Epping.
 April will see us go to Sydney again with an overview of Missy's Communication setup, as we are currently trialling an Eco2 device and using two switches in the morning with Missy's feet and the afternoon(when her arms are more free) she uses her hands on two switches or direct touch.
So lots going at the moment and I can't see the year slowing down at all.


  1. The week long excursion sounds exciting and scary all at once.

  2. Lovely to catch up on all Missys news! She is amazing! So thrilled high school is looking so positive too!