June 25, 2015
I would like to add my review as I believe the two newest reviews are being posted by the school staff. Reading the reviews those two reviewers are criticizing, and their comments, I realize that they state they attended that school and their children did too and went on to attend good schools and colleges. Later on, it is stated that the person who saw the doors wide open to the bingo players on Wednesdays, should have looked closer because there were two men guarding the two doors. How can you know that unless you were there? You attended the school. Your children did too? And you can assure readers that the doors were being guarded on that day? I am a parent of a former student and I can assure you that the school never guards the doors. Not one single door during Wednesdays. They will probably do so now for a few Wednesdays, but they don't stick to that because they are not properly keeping the school's safety guidelines. I mean, having strangers, meaning anyone walk in the school during school hours? Where else does that happen?
You also suggest kids get hurt, kids get bullied, and it is part of life and kids learn and grow thanks to those situations? Maybe it was your case since you attended Immac., but I am a psychologist and I can tell you that bullying, and getting hurt in school should not be acceptable situations and in no way do those situations help a developing child. What is acceptable to you should be unacceptable to the school and its representatives. They are overcrowded and more bullying goes on than on other schools. As to the comment accusing parents of keeping their kids in a bubble, you seem to be referring to a particular parent, or does a parent who changes schools or disagrees with this school keep their children in a bubble? I would say that they strive for a better level of education, where their personas, their feelings and their expectations of a safe and nurturing environment are not ones that include bullying, getting hurt, nor having a bunch of strange neighbors walk freely into the school. With that said, I hope all parents considering this school will walk by on Wednesdays around 12:20pm, and will, if they choose this school, closely monitor how their child develops and how they feel about the school. Parents, note those reviewers are coming from school staff!
- submitted by a parent