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    I am still confused by the different names of the school years.

    Is preprimary compulsory? What age do you start?

    In nsw preschool is part-time for 3&4 year olds. It's not compulsory and is mostly play based.

    Kindergarten is the first year of formal schooling. It is compulsory. Your child can start if they turn 5 on or before 31st July, but they don't have to if they're not ready. The parents can send them the following year if they wish but they must start the year they turn 6. Year 1 is the second year of school.

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    Pre-primary became compulsory this year and the children started turning 6 after June 30.

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    Year 1 follows on from Pre-Primary with the non-compulsory 2.5 day week Kindergarten before PP.

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    It's the equivalent to kindergarten in NSW.

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    The different states and their own ways of doing things leaves me thoroughly confused!!! Hopefully the National Curriculum will address this as I find it hard to follow as a teacher let alone parents :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    It's the equivalent to kindergarten in NSW.
    Yep there is a chart somewhere that shows is all. PrePrimary has always been full time and has just become compulsory. The chn with birthdays in the 1st half of the year turn 5 and 2nd half turn 6.

    It is confusing because nearly every state has their own name for the year!! I wish they would all just suck it up, drop their own names and call it foundation as it is referred to in the new curriculum!

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    I'm just updating re my ds.
    Well he brought math homework home and I sat down with him to do it last night, he did the whole page himself without even counting on his figures or stopping to really think about it. I asked him what the plus sign meant in which he explained to me. So... If I wasn't already frustrated I am now. Don't know what the teacher is on about re him struggling.

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    My eldest two learned to read at school. They have always loved books and reading and learned quickly once at school.

    DS was Prep last year (same as kindergarten in NSW and Preprimary in WA) and in Semester 2 they were learning sight words and in reading groups and bringing home readers.

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    Get reading eggs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    I'm just updating re my ds.
    Well he brought math homework home and I sat down with him to do it last night, he did the whole page himself without even counting on his figures or stopping to really think about it. I asked him what the plus sign meant in which he explained to me. So... If I wasn't already frustrated I am now. Don't know what the teacher is on about re him struggling.
    It sounds like he does quite well in a one-on-one situation but gets 'lost' in the class environment. Maybe he gets stuck and then just sits there so when the teacher comes over he's done very little. This is not unusual. Working with him on his homework gives you the opportunity to help him with this. As you work through things ask questions like "have you done this in class?" "do you like doing these at school? Why/why not?" "how does the teacher explain this?" "what do you do if you're not sure?" and chat about these things. It will give you a better idea of what's happening in class and you the chance to possibly help give him the skills to work better in large groups.

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