His new school this year has been brilliant and he has made lots of progress, enough for us to be reasonably happy about him starting at a state secondary school next year. We have looked at many schools all over Melbourne but settled on the local secondary school just round the corner. They have a reasonably good integration program and are very close at hand if disasters need to be dealt with.
Baby Bear has also decided to go there. She had been getting increasingly unhappy at her school and we think the move will be a positive change for her.
I have just been around to deliver a bottle of bubbly to the teacher who put so much work into the funding application for us. She deserved it!!!