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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    I agree with your mum. The national curriculum sucks. I'm in vic and we have ausvels which if used correctly uses inquiry to deliver content and drive problem based learning, investigations, real world connections etc.. National curriculum is content not process.

    I want exactly the same for my DS. I found a school which does incredible inquiry learning but the prep grades are 24 which kinda kills me.

    There are main****** schools like that, I've worked at them. Which state are you in?
    In the ACT

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdornedWithCats View Post
    I've only heard of IB for year 11 and 12. Are there many primary schools that do it?
    I think in Sydney there are only 3 that do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdornedWithCats View Post
    I've only heard of IB for year 11 and 12. Are there many primary schools that do it?
    There are 2 in WA. we're at one of them. But it's more common in nsw and Vic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I think in Sydney there are only 3 that do it
    Wow I thought there'd be more.

    I'm not sure how it would work in practice if it just did it for 11 and 12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I think in Sydney there are only 3 that do it
    Yeah I looked it up in Victoria - maybe there's 6? Most are expensive private/religion affiliated schools. I think one state primary on the other side of Melbourne does it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Wow I thought there'd be more.

    I'm not sure how it would work in practice if it just did it for 11 and 12.
    The school I went to did it for years 11 & 12 as an optional alternative to VCE. I wasn't even aware until this thread that it can be done at younger year levels!

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    Given the way this thread has evolved (Nat curriculum vs play, etc) I thought this may be of interest.

    http://www.scarymommy.com/if-kinderg...ositiveparents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Wow I thought there'd be more.

    I'm not sure how it would work in practice if it just did it for 11 and 12.
    I know and every year at out school more and more boys are opting for it over the HSC, I'm sure by the time DS gets to year 11 it will be most of them, the only problem for the school is they don't count your IB ranking with the HSC results, last year we had 80% of boys ( just under half of the year 12 class) achieve a IB ranking of over 33 ( which is apparently equivalent to an ATAR of 90)

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    I love the new English curriculum. It's much more interesting than regurgitating text types every term.

    I don't think the demands of the curriculum increased much in NSW but this is why I firmly believe parents should be able to keep children home another year if they want or every child just start school the year they turn 6.

    There is a lot of good stuff happening in NSW public schools. Early action for success and the implementation of the L3 program in selected schools gives children more control over their learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny Dancer View Post
    Given the way this thread has evolved (Nat curriculum vs play, etc) I thought this may be of interest.

    http://www.scarymommy.com/if-kinderg...ositiveparents
    Couldn't read article, it kept on going blank but yep, the fact that so many children start school at 4 years old here in Australia is just wrong!

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