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    Default Spin off - Have you lied about your childs birthdate to get them into a school?

    I doubt Im going to do this, but people keep saying to me to do it!

    SA is changing to one intake a year in 2014. Cut off for reception enrollments is 1st May, and DDs birthday is a few days after this. She is quite advanced and I worry about having to wait till she is nearly 6 before she starts school. She will be nearly 5 when she starts Kindy, almost past needing Kindy, it really isnt fair.

    If I lied about her birthday, pushed it forward a few days, would I go to hell? LOL!

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    Lol I think you will need to provide her birth certificate to enroll....

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    I wouldn't because how do you get away with it?


    If your Dd is smart I'm sure you can speak to the principle. Surely something can be sorted out?

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    Not sure in the hell part lol but wouldn't you need to provide your child's birth certificate?

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    Hmmm, I didnt with DS. Maybe they will change it now though because I think many other people will consider this!

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    can't help you with Hell, but I have always had to produce a birth certificate prior to enrolling. Always

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    I haven't but I would if I felt that it was in her best interests.

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    I had to show records like birth certificate and vaccination records and other hospital records that show her DOB.

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    See we are in SA and I have never been asked for a birth certificate enrolling my kids in school and kindy, how strange.

    I have spoken to lots of people about this, there is NO way around it. If your child turns 5 after the 1st of May they haveto wait till the following year to start school. Which means that Kindy is backtracked too. So while her little friends who are born a few days before her get to start kindy at the beginning of next year, she hasto wait an entire year.

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    I feel the same. Our school has an AMAZING pre-prep year that DS1 did. DS2 was born 10 days too late... I'm devastated! I know he will be so ready and get so much out of it.. But I just can't... I can't lie.
    I'm just thinking of all the wonderful things we can do while he is home for that year. I'm even thinking of deferring uni for the year so I can really have a great time with a 3.5 and 5 year old! (swimming, library, excursions, music, cooking, kinder etc etc etc). He's so awesome anyway I think it's a blessing in disguise.


 

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