We have serious issues with the school policy and was wondering if anyone is experiencing the same issue?
I have a 9 year old, high achiever child currently in year 5 at an IB International school. Due to my husband's job, we will be relocated to Geoje. We have applied to ISK for my child to be placed in year 5 to continue with her education but the school insisted that my child be placed in year 4 due to the school policy of age cut off. The school policy is that any student born after 1 Sept is placed a year lower. The school is insisting on applying this strict policy with NO exception. I know my child is an high achiever who is consistently in the top 3 in year 5 class with international standardised test results to prove it. The teacher in the current school also endorsed that my child to be in year 5 but ISK still insisted that she placed in year 4! Their reason? It's the school policy...! I don't know how the school can ask a student to repeat a whole academic year?! I don't want to home school my child or to send my child to Busan. The distance to Busan or Sacheon put these schools out of the question.
We felt to helpless. With ISK the only school in the area, we felt that we don't have much of a choice.
I was wondering if any other parents have the same issue and what did you do about it? Any advice would be appreciated.