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Five Reasons to Attend our #PridwinOpenDay
While it may seem time-consuming to attend multiple open days, it does save time in the long run. Open days give families the opportunity to make comparisons between schools in a way that helps them get started on the process of applying to schools. Let the school give you an overview and answer your questions up front, rather than scheduling multiple one-on-one appointments and filling out multiple applications, which can get time-consuming. If you can get a good sense of what you’re looking for in a new school from those open days and narrow your list from there, it really can be time-saving.
Access to Experience the School
Open Days provide an experience you might not get during online research or during a one-on-one meeting. For example, families will hear from the Head of School, other administrators and teachers, current students and parents, and usually a talent of some kind, like music. Open Days give you access to different constituencies within the community. You’ll also experience a tour of the school, and an overview of the curriculum and programs offered.
Learn What Differentiates the School from Others
Each school’s event is going to focus on the way they differentiate themselves from other schools in their market. They should be emphasizing the aspects of their program and curriculum that they do best. Hearing those differentiators and having the opportunity to ask questions in the moment is valuable in making the decision of which schools to further evaluate. You’ll also learn about each school’s admissions process and requirements for applications and financial aid.
Explore Any Preconceptions
Bringing an open mind may be the most important tip. Come and be a blank slate, take it all in, and see what resonates with you. You may find things out that surprise you. Oftentimes families have preconceptions about the school, and maybe they’re attending just to quantify that the school is or isn’t a good choice, which is an important part of finding the best fit for your family.
Get a Vibe for the School
You get a vibe for what the community is like during the Open Day. Ask yourself if it’s possible to see your family at the school, and if you say yes at that point, then it makes sense to continue the process.
Seeing all the signs and advertisements for Open Days lets you know this is the time to start looking. It doesn’t mean you have to make any decisions for your child for the next school year or even the year after, but it is the time to start paying attention to what your child’s needs are and evaluating if their current school is the best fit. You may contact any school’s admissions department at any time, but Open Days are a great way to experience the school in a short amount of time.
Walk-ins are welcome!
Can’t make the Open Day
Our doors are open every day. Book your personal tour online at pridwin.co.za or call our lovely Marketing and Admissions team at 011 788 1116