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Ok so I know pre prep isn't compulsory in qld is prep? I have no of school age kid yet DS is starting pre prep next year yay! Just curious I thought anything before grade one was choice Is that right?
(Oh and I'm aware there are different names for them but pre prep and prep seem to lesser the confusion for me)
Last edited by MonsterMoosMum; 12-04-2013 at 13:31.
I'm pretty sure prep is now compulsory, or is soon to be.
I'm in NSW and the school we like for DS starts at age 4 in Pre K ( Pre kindergarten ) , then they go to Kindergarten , then 1st class and so on, do you guys think 4 is to young to go to school 5 days a week?
Thanks for the info
It's Prep in Qld. It's Prep in Vic too (or it was when I was in school there). It was Kindergarten in NSW when my brother started there. It was Reception in SA when I was living there. Prep is only new to Qld though - previously year 1 was the first year of formal education.
"Pre-school," was the term I automatically use when talking about that year BEFORE formal education... usually when you're about 3-4 ish. In Vic they used to call it Kindergarten (when I was little), but because NSW uses that for the first year of formal education, most people seem to understand what pre-school is referring to.
Just to add another term to the mix- in NSW the teachers call it Early Stage One. Stage One is years 1 and 2, Stage Two is years 3 and 4, and Stage Three is years 5 and 6.
Other than that it's called kindergarten, or kindy.
It is just like any other year of school, so I don't feel 'prep' is accurate.
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