I think in NSW you just have to start them in the year they turn 6, or earlier if appropriate for the child. Although if you start them earlier, that's when the cut-off comes in. DD couldn't start this year because they cut it off at kids turning 5 up until 31st July. If they turn 5 later than that, they have to wait for the next year. That's how I understood it but I didn't get into it too much, DD is definitely not ready yet.
following, my son starts on tuesday, not sure hes ready as I still ave alot of concern with his behaviour but he has to go
Does anyone have any experience with a kindy/pre primary split class?
My DS had a strong kindy year and is not one of the younger kids, yet is now doing pre primary in a split kindy class. I'm really concerned and wondering if I need to be? Because the kinders only do 2.5 days there will be 2 different lots of kindy kids coming and going! I'm worried about this being a bit disruptive?
Last edited by ArthurDent; 29-01-2016 at 22:16.
I don't think either of them has ever been in a straight class and they are going into years five and three.
The teachers were always so good in ensuring that there was no added disruption but I suppose I/they don't know any different?
My youngest has a straight kindy class and starts on Thursday.
^ Thanks misskitty. I know it's silly to be worried, I just feel like the other kids are all moving on and my son kind of isn't.
I don't blame you for feeling that way. To be honest I'd feel the same too.
Just keep talking to the teacher. In my experience they often give some of the best teachers to those classes.
Composite classes have become the norm at my children's school...through all year levels..In fact there is only 3 single year level classes in the school. There are PP/YR1 classes and 3 x yr5/6 classes. I don't know if it's a good thing but that's the way it is...
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