Can maternelles refuse to accept students?
We have enrolled my 3.5 years old son in a maternelle in Etterbeek in September and since then it's been nothing but problems. Today one of the teacher flatly told my wife they don't expect to see him this week as they can't deal with him. He's a very active child, but otherwise completely normal. Another problem is that he doesn't speak French, but that was the whole point of enrolling him at a French maternelle. The complaints we receive is that he's too active, doesn't do the puzzles, sometimes bites other kids, etc. nothing really major (I'd think). Anyway, that's not a sustainable situation for us, my wife doesn't work, but does intensive French courses and can't babysit whole day... I'm going to take an appointment with the director to discuss this and we'll probably transfer to a private school as even if resolved I can't risk punitive action against my son who can't even explain what's going on. Anyway my question is - does maternelle staff have the legal right to refuse to take an enrolled pupil? Oh, by the way they called PMS we met with them and he said he's completely fine, and needs time to integrate. Apparently the staff don't really want to bother though. Any input? Thanks!