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    Wow- I had no idea of this. I completely understand the need to standardise the curriculum.
    DS is in Yr 2 in NSW. Where does NSW rank amongst the state? Out of curosity- and what about other states? NT, ACT (or is that classified as part of NSW?).

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    We recently had friends move from Qld to here in Victoria. Both of their children (twins) who were top of their classes in Qld in year 10 have been dropped back a year to year 9 because they were so far behind once they got here.

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    When i was 8 we moved (in summer) from NSW to VIC. In year 2 in NSW we had homework sheets etc. In year 3 in VIC we didnt have homework (teachers choice) and found the school work a lot easier.

    Standardising the curriculium is a good idea.

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    This is the reason they are implementing the national curriculum because it's been an issue, particularly amongst transient families such as defence children who can often move interstate every few years. Defence in particular recognised that children coming from Qld to the southern states were struggling and therefore had a funding package especially set up to help reimburse the cost of tutoring etc to help the Qld children get up to speed once posted to a southern state.

    It's not so much an issue now (because of the national curriculum) however it definitely was in the not so distant past.

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    The only difference I found between ACT and NSW schools (having gone through school in ACT) was year 11 and 12 are a serperate school from 7-10 high school. Seemed to be the same sort of levels as far as education went.

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    This is the reason they are implementing the national curriculum because it's been an issue, particularly amongst transient families such as defence children who can often move interstate every few years. Defence in particular recognised that children coming from Qld to the southern states were struggling and therefore had a funding package especially set up to help reimburse the cost of tutoring etc to help the Qld children get up to speed once posted to a southern state.

    It's not so much an issue now (because of the national curriculum) however it definitely was in the not so distant past.
    Yeah, that was pretty much us, but in reverse. We started in the southern states as a defence family, then moved to Qld and were GENIUSES.

    My brother was always smart, but I was just in the middle... moved to Qld and I was instantly top of the class.

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    I wouldn't be surprised... QLD has always been notoriously behind when it comes to education.
    I think they are only beginning to catch up with the other eastern states due to the introduction of prep/national curriculum and year 7 making the move to high school as of next year.

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    This is a bit of an eye opener.

    We are about to move from NSW to QLD for the next few years and l would never have thought there would be a difference.

    I would have just assumed the curriculum would be standardised.

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    It's becoming that way now. I know in year 2 and the first half of year 3 for my son's school at the time they pushed the kids through a lot of things trying to get them up to date for when the national curriculum was bought in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NatV View Post
    This is a bit of an eye opener.

    We are about to move from NSW to QLD for the next few years and l would never have thought there would be a difference.

    I would have just assumed the curriculum would be standardised.
    Don't stress too much. We just moved from NSW to QLD ourselves and my dd went from kindy (nsw) to grade one (Qld) and although she is ahead of her peers academically, she is just given extra work/more difficult tasks and she has had it explained to her that she just has to be patient and soon she'll be doing work at her level so to speak. I guess it's a bit easier in that she is such a young grade.


 

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