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Old 09.03.2010, 20:44
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Re: So much for integration in local schools

Good for you!! And do write that post. The complaints corner is one of my favorites on the EF
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Old 09.03.2010, 21:00
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Re: So much for integration in local schools

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... yes, we've taken the plunge and decided to put our kid in a local school...

Or, so we thought -we recevived an official letter (in German, clearly) telling us we're to send the child on the buss to a school which will provide him with "intense German lessons" as all children who don't speak German need to do this.

Uppon checking we discovered that our child will be the youngest by two years in this group of "problem children" - problems which, we are told, are not language related. What we had previously hoped for was an immerssion in the local school directly (based on the fact that one of us speaks fluent German and could help at home and the fact that the child is young already bi-lingual so has a good grasp of languanges etc).

It turns out that our otherwise terribly innefficient relocation agent agreed without our knowledge to send our child to this school.

We are angry with the stupidity of the relocation agent and trully concenred for our child. We can appeal - which, of course, we will - but gosh, starting our life in a new country with a legal case.. what a start.

Has anyone got any experiences of the sort? Any suggestions on how to handle this appart from a full on legal action?

OH, YES: we have till Monday (two days from now) to appeal....
It's simple. The relocation agent has no legal authority to choose which school your child attends. I say sue them. It's your child, don't let their "system" push you around.
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Old 09.03.2010, 21:31
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Re: So much for integration in local schools

Glad it all turned out OK for you.

To be honest, it just sounds like incompetence/cack handedness by the relo agent rather than any devious plan to hamper your child. One can, understandably, really be over-reliant on their support.

Anyway it is good news that you managed to sort this out.

Thanks for posting the update.
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Re: So much for integration in local schools

Well done! And good luck to everyone with settling in!
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Re: So much for integration in local schools

I am happy to hear you could put a good end to this story....I now hope you can start to enjoy your life here!!!

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Re: So much for integration in local schools

Hi!

I am a newcomer at this Forum. Being buisy with moving to Switzerland and with my kids (age 7 and 8) enrolling into local schools I found your post. You do not mention the name of the school that your child was first sent to. I am afraid we might have same problem as you described. We received a letter informing us that kids will go to Schönegrund school in a sort of integration class. Is it the same or different?
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Re: So much for integration in local schools

The member hasn't been online since Feb so I guess they won't see your post.

If you go to his user profile you can select the option to send him an email - he might see that a bit quicker.

Good luck.
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