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    Quote Originally Posted by Zander15 View Post
    . My son is a July birth so we have a choice - I'm going for two years of kindy and play based learning, an extra year of social maturity and real child experiences because I know there are no negatives to this decision whereas if I make the call to send him early, there may be.
    I would think a July birthday is mostly a no-brainer. Few would start a kid in the first year of school when they don't turn 5 until July?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    Personally, I would not send my child until they were 5 turning 6, no matter how ready they were at 4 for the early school years. It's not the early school years that worry me. It's later on. I know in my older children's years the cracks are showing with the younger kids when it comes to maturity, and the age difference becomes really apparent. Socially, it then becomes a struggle. There's no way of predicting how mature your child will be at 10,11,12,13 etc. when they're 4.
    This, worry about the back end and teen years and peer influence rather than are they ready at 4. My boy is may 13 and he will be 5-6 and I think it's perfect.

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    Default What age to start school?

    Surely I'm not the only one looking forward to sending the kids to school 😂
    I'll be a little sad but seriously.cannot.wait!

    (And the >$10k savings a year from daycare would be a bonus)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    It's actually very rare to have an 18 month age gap and as a parent who also happens to be a primary school teacher, I am glad I got the choice to keep 2 of my kids home another year as opposed to other states where I wouldn't have had a choice. The fact remains that still only a very small percentage of parents keep their child home another year, vast majority of parents send their child to school the year they are eligible to start.
    In this case then, the 18 month gap is somewhat of a myth (in majority of cases) and parents are holding their kids back from starting by a year to protect them socially later in life for no reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I would think a July birthday is mostly a no-brainer. Few would start a kid in the first year of school when they don't turn 5 until July?
    Not really, in some states (WA / Qld) the cut off is 30 June (so yes not July) and there isn't much choice. Pretty sure my 30 June baby will be going when she's 4.5 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaybaby View Post
    This is exactly how it is in WA - govt funded pre-school...I don't know why the other states don't do the same. There is private 3yo kindy available at a cost...
    Same in SA. The year before Primary School they attend Kindy's which are pretty much all Public Funded (unless you go to the one linked to your private primary school). DD goes 2 days a week and it costs $400 a term. She will go to the public primary school linked to the kindy.

    I'm shocked this isn't the same everywhere else.

    The good thing about this is that they assess the individual kids and I'm sure if there are many that just aren't ready who are at the younger end they will suggest to hold them back. But they really do intervene in term 1 with any concerns and help with supporting school readiness. Someone who holds their kid back from our kindy system therefore wouldn't benefit from this, they would just not be at kindy as the parent has already decided to hold the kid back.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zander15 View Post
    I'm yet to see an early starter excel and I have seen many students who either started early or were accelerated in a gifted program completely flounder in middle/senior school - boys especially.
    Those who start at 4 turning 5 aren't starting early, I really hate the term early starter, they start when they allowed to and in line with the system, it's the kids who don't start the year they are eligible who are late starters, not the other way around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I wonder if there is a correlation between areas with a higher percentage of parents who delay sending their kids to school and areas with lower childhood vaccination rates?
    Interesting connection but I doubt it. Again, anecdotal, but everyone I know who waited all vax their kids, I certainly do. I find the non vaxxers tend to be homeschoolers/unschoolers. Not always of course.

    I would be really interested to read the demographic of families that wait. I see a clear pattern in my neck of the woods but that's just my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    In this case then, the 18 month gap is somewhat of a myth (in majority of cases) and parents are holding their kids back from starting by a year to protect them socially later in life for no reason?
    No. It's not for no reason. If anything, my 2 who are in school already are the odd ones out being older than their classmates. But I'm a primary school teacher. I'm very aware of the demands of the first year of school and I'm glad I waited. I'm actually feeling sad for my youngest who is a December baby because she will only just be 5 when she starts.

    I find it interesting that the people getting defensive about parents using their right to send their children to school later are the ones who sent their children or are planning to send their children at 4.

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    Default What age to start school?

    I'd guess there's a higher rate of parents sending kids as early as they can in lower socioeconomic areas to avoid costs of daycare for another year.

    My personal opinion is the rule should be kids start the year they turn 6. No random mid year dates.

    Although I would prefer the start age to be 6 turning 7 that won't happen here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    Same in SA. The year before Primary School they attend Kindy's which are pretty much all Public Funded (unless you go to the one linked to your private primary school). DD goes 2 days a week and it costs $400 a term. She will go to the public primary school linked to the kindy.

    I'm shocked this isn't the same everywhere else.

    The good thing about this is that they assess the individual kids and I'm sure if there are many that just aren't ready who are at the younger end they will suggest to hold them back. But they really do intervene in term 1 with any concerns and help with supporting school readiness. Someone who holds their kid back from our kindy system therefore wouldn't benefit from this, they would just not be at kindy as the parent has already decided to hold the kid back.



    Those who start at 4 turning 5 aren't starting early, I really hate the term early starter, they start when they allowed to and in line with the system, it's the kids who don't start the year they are eligible who are late starters, not the other way around.
    Nobody is early or late. Parents have a choice to send their child to school the year they turn 5 provided their birthday is before the cut off in their state and some states allow parents whose children will be at the younger end choose. I am glad I get a choice in this unlike in some states where children are forced to start at 4.

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