Next Monday she is due to go into the school for her 'Best Start Kindergarten Assessment' but she now has an appointment at the hospital at the same time to have her pre-operative leg measurements.
I called into the school on Tuesday to let the Principal know she would not be able to make the appointment at the school for Monday and he said that was fine and he would test her later during the week sometime.
While there he asked if I would like to see the alterations that are being made in the Stage 1 of the alterations that were suggested.
For her vision impairment, they have painted all the poles with yellow bands of paint, marked the edges of stairs, ramps, seats in the playground to name just a few! When you look through the school it is a sea of yellow from all the paint for Violet.
They have widened and concreted the pathway from the carpark to the office and then the office to classrooms as this use to be very narrow, uneven and was bitumen.
The ramp to her class is under way but will be ready in the first few weeks she starts school.
They have re-concreted areas of uneven ground elsewhere in the school.
Toilet roll holders moved down.
He is organising a Disabled Parking sign for the carpark, as I have had numerous issues with other mums parking there without a permit, in particular 1 mum. It has a disabled parking sign on the ground but he hopes with the added sign in front of the car park space, may help others see and realise it's only for permit holders.
I said to him that it would be great having the ramp in and then she would only need to use the stairmate once a week for Library. We have one of these at the school organised for her, but he said he is quite happy to bring the library to Violet and her class, so he may do that instead while she is in the wheelchair for those few months.
I am very happy with all these alterations so far and it makes me feel they finally taking Violet starting school there seriously!