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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBid View Post
    Why is prep in primary school bad?

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    Not the prep itself but the if you're born before such date you start one year n after you start the next. Confusing ??
    When I went to school you had preschool when 5 year one when you turned/turning 6 yr 1-7 primary 8-12 highschool.

    My DS is 7 & in year one here in Nsw. I had the option to keep him back the yr & do 2 years of preschool 4&5 years old & then kindy/prep when he was 6 & in year one this year. Where as in qld. They have the must be certain age stuff he would of had to have gone into yr 1 last year there & he wasn't ready. That's the main reason I didn't move home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret of Cleo View Post
    Some private schools have Jr, Middle and Senior so they have Pre-Prep to Y5, Y6 to Y8, Y9 to Y12 but public is P to 7 for primary and 8 to 12 in high school.
    No not quite accurate, year 7 as the first year in secondary school in Qld state schools has actually started this year in Qld (it is being phased in over 2013, 2014) and all schools will be on board by 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by biscotti View Post
    No not quite accurate, year 7 as the first year in secondary school in Qld state schools has actually started this year in many schools in Qld and all schools will be on board by 2015
    Some have opted to, but it isn't official yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret of Cleo View Post
    Some have opted to, but it isn't official yet.


    It's quite "official"

    It is being phased in this year in some 20 secondary schools across the state (let me know if you want a comprehensive list) and then again next year (when even more schools have applied to begin the Yr 7 intake) and then by 2015 all schools will be using the new model.

    All very "official" I am assured

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagamoe View Post
    Not the prep itself but the if you're born before such date you start one year n after you start the next. Confusing ??
    When I went to school you had preschool when 5 year one when you turned/turning 6 yr 1-7 primary 8-12 highschool.

    My DS is 7 & in year one here in Nsw. I had the option to keep him back the yr & do 2 years of preschool 4&5 years old & then kindy/prep when he was 6 & in year one this year. Where as in qld. They have the must be certain age stuff he would of had to have gone into yr 1 last year there & he wasn't ready. That's the main reason I didn't move home.

    ohh yep i get you, I guess im just used to it now cause ive not known it any other way here in perth. I know it never used to be that way cause my birthday is in november and all the kids in my year at school were all turning the same age each year no matter when we were born. I guess it changed some time in the 90's

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    Quote Originally Posted by biscotti View Post


    It's quite "official"

    It is being phased in this year in some 20 secondary schools across the state (let me know if you want a comprehensive list) and then again next year (when even more schools have applied to begin the Yr 7 intake) and then by 2015 all schools will be using the new model.

    All very "official" I am assured
    Yes but the schools doing it have only begun voluntarily haven't they? It's not compulsory for them to have done it yet? The school we are moving to is P to 12 anyway unless things change in the next few months so it will have no affect on us really, they are one that has the Jr School, Middle School and Senior School but all in one school.

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    So QLD becomes prep to year 6 then 7-12 at high school? It was all very confusing when I moved from NSW to QLD then back again.

    I would like the first year of school and year before school all called the same thing i.e. pre school then kinder. Or pre prep then prep

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    So those in Year 7 where it's part of highschool still get the primary school amount?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankyoldcow View Post
    I think it is the opposite actually - all year 7s get the highschool amount regardless of whether or not they are still in primary school. I definitely got the highschool amount for my DD when she was in year 7 in primary school last year (Qld). Shhhhh.
    Someone posted about being in WA and receiving the Primary school amount despite the Year 7 child being in High school with High school expenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arli View Post
    Why do tertiary students get nothing, there is such an injustice in that lack of government support for university. It really irks the hell out of me, primary and secondary school are free for Gods Sake!
    Agreed, but Tertiary education is a choice, primary and secondary are compulsory.

    What irks me is that no, public education technically is NOT free due to the fees and materials charges. Schools suffer because of parents who believe it is free and refuse to pay costs involved (budgets are cut as a result). Im a Home Ec teacher and there's schools that cant even provide food (except for staples) for students to cook with anymore because budgets are so low so kids have to bring their own food in, yet parents would be in uproar if the subject wasnt offered anymore... How is that fair to the family who does the right thing and pays materials charges? Yet we cant say to the family who chose not to pay "Sorry, your child cant participate in cooking".....

    Personally (and please dont flame me if you dont agree!) I dont agree with the primary/secondary schools payment. I believe it should ONLY be paid to families who are on support payments who have done the right thing and paid school costs. Families who choose not to (and Im not talking about those in severe financial hardship) should have the fees deducted from their rebate, or no rebate at all and the money go back to the public education system. Many public schools are desperately in need of more funding, not just for facilities / programs / resources for students, but to keep good quality teachers in the system as many move to private schools who can pay more.....

    Just my thoughts


 
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