It is very difficult to delay your child in Queensland. Not impossible but some schools require lots of "evidence" to support a delayed start. Just read prep will be compulsory in qld in 2017. If parents don't send their child to prep then they usually have to go straight to year 1, missing out on prep.
I don't really know how else to explain it
Some of the state schools in Melbourne we looked at sending the girls before we moved to WA also had no reading or writing before year 2. It can be hard making the choice to send your child to a school like that when they aren't the norm here.
Really this shouldn't even be an issue the discussion I mean
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