I would appreciate some comment or opinion on our situation. My son is a local public primary school located near Kensington area. We were told that he will be exempted from NAPLAN, the reason they gave was he is from non English speaking country.
We are surprised that the school did not make any effort to find out from the parents, to seek more clarification about our country's education & simply made an assumption and conclusion. The teachers know my son's standard very well, in fact, one of the teachers is vice principal.
We had explained to them that English is our first language and medium of teaching in Singapore. Well, despite they might have granted him to take the exam, we are disappointed in the way they handled the matter.
In fact, my son finds it bored to attend the lessons in school as he has learnt most of the topics in Singapore.
Can I check if there is any other better public or private primary school which is able to offer a curriculum which suits his level? Do schools normally provide assessment tests to gauge a new foreign student's standard before placing him in a level which better suits his ability?