Hi all, hope someone can help!
We’re relocating back to Australia in July after 12 yrs in the Middle East, which is why I've just joined the bubhub. We had planned to live in Brisbane and have a school place booked for our son who turns 10 on 03 June 2016. By QLD rules he would join halfway through Yr5 and be one of the youngest in the class (he’s coming from a British curriculum school where he finishes Yr5 at the the end of June 2016). He’s academically very bright so we were happy with this.
Now looks like we may have to be in Melbourne for a couple of years before Brisbane and there he would join halfway through Yr4 as his birthday falls after the 30 April cut off. Question is: what happens when we move to QLD in 2 years time? Would he jump a year at school?? How does that work??
We’re also concerned that going in half way through Yr4 in VIC will be a problem as academically he may already be ahead of his classmates and then get v bored and demotivated. Anyone else experienced this moving from UK system to Australia, or the problem of moving interstate when your child has a birthday between the 30 April and 30 June cut offs??!!! It’s doing my head in I have to say… Thanks