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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I'm new to this as well but can I ask the teachers a question - DS had his interview for his school last week ( to start kindy next year , he's 5 in October) and they tested him!

    We had no idea what to expect at the interview but she asked him to identify letters, count, colours, shapes, showed him pictures, asked him to count blocks and name body parts - they said it was to see if he was ready for school and she said he got all but 1 question wrong - is that test a standard school readiness test?
    Normal for catholic/private schools but no expectation in nsw public schools and they do best start assessment at beginning of kindergarten

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    I refuse to teach sight words etc in my Kindy class. I do each them about phonics through everyday conversations and letters through everyday things that they might encounter but ONLY if they are interested in it. My previous Kindy kids are now doing great at school.
    Does your school do L3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    Was it a private school?
    Yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Normal for catholic/private schools but no expectation in nsw public schools and they do best start assessment at beginning of kindergarten
    Ok cool thanks - I thought it was a bit pointless anyway as he's not starting until next year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Does your school do L3?
    Can't think of what L3 is right now sorry. Very sleep deprived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    Can't think of what L3 is right now sorry. Very sleep deprived.
    A lot of nsw public schools are doing L3 now as it is so successful.
    http://www.curriculumsupport.educati...eral/index.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Ok cool thanks - I thought it was a bit pointless anyway as he's not starting until next year!
    I guess if a child really struggled with the questions then they could choose not to enrol them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    A lot of nsw public schools are doing L3 now as it is so successful.
    http://www.curriculumsupport.educati...eral/index.htm
    In qld we run emergent play based curriculums. So I fit teaching the basics around their interests. Right now it's butterflies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    In qld we run emergent play based curriculums. So I fit teaching the basics around their interests. Right now it's butterflies.
    ah, you're in qld. Kindergarten in nsw is the same as prep in qld

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    ah, you're in qld. Kindergarten in nsw is the same as prep in qld
    Oh phew! I was having a bit of a heart attack for those kids after reading that link lol.


 

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