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Old Feb 8th 2018, 5:57 am
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ESOL children are assessed by their classroom teacher for funding purposes based on certain criteria - listening, speaking, reading, writing etc. They are given a score for each area and then funding can be applied for depending on the results. This happens each term. At the primary school I teach at, we have a part-time ESOL teacher who runs classes during school time for students.

We have lots of ESOL students - mainly from the Pacific Islands, China and India, but also South Africa and a few from Europe. I find understanding comes first and gradually they start to speak (first to their friends) and later to the teacher etc. Reading and writing is a bit slower (but fair enough!).

It's a great skill to be bilingual, and we always encourage parents to maintain the first language, even if it means their understanding/use of English takes a bit longer.
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The uniform for summer is usually shorts for the boys right up to year 13
This came as a real shock to my eldest when we arrived
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Old Feb 10th 2018, 1:05 am
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I always feel sorry for the older boys; it just seems plain wrong seeing hairy grown 'men' getting out of their cars etc. in school shorts and roman sandals.
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The uniform for summer is usually shorts for the boys right up to year 13
This came as a real shock to my eldest when we arrived
Shorts all year round for the kids up here.
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Originally Posted by Bo-Jangles View Post
I always feel sorry for the older boys; it just seems plain wrong seeing hairy grown 'men' getting out of their cars etc. in school shorts and roman sandals.
But every man wears shorts all the time too! Just they add gumboots or work boots as they get older.
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But every man wears shorts all the time too! Just they add gumboots or work boots as they get older.
Most of the male teachers at my kids’ primary school wear shorts for much of the year.
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Most of the male teachers at my kids’ primary school wear shorts for much of the year.
Yes, this is quite common, including in the high schools.

In Western Australia, the Department of Education banned denim (that rule came into force about a decade ago).
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