Wow- I had no idea of this. I completely understand the need to standardise the curriculum.
DS is in Yr 2 in NSW. Where does NSW rank amongst the state? Out of curosity- and what about other states? NT, ACT (or is that classified as part of NSW?).
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18-04-2013 14:06 #11
18-04-2013 14:20 #12
We recently had friends move from Qld to here in Victoria. Both of their children (twins) who were top of their classes in Qld in year 10 have been dropped back a year to year 9 because they were so far behind once they got here.
18-04-2013 14:50 #13
When i was 8 we moved (in summer) from NSW to VIC. In year 2 in NSW we had homework sheets etc. In year 3 in VIC we didnt have homework (teachers choice) and found the school work a lot easier.
Standardising the curriculium is a good idea.
18-04-2013 15:24 #14
This is the reason they are implementing the national curriculum because it's been an issue, particularly amongst transient families such as defence children who can often move interstate every few years. Defence in particular recognised that children coming from Qld to the southern states were struggling and therefore had a funding package especially set up to help reimburse the cost of tutoring etc to help the Qld children get up to speed once posted to a southern state.
It's not so much an issue now (because of the national curriculum) however it definitely was in the not so distant past.
18-04-2013 15:36 #15
The only difference I found between ACT and NSW schools (having gone through school in ACT) was year 11 and 12 are a serperate school from 7-10 high school. Seemed to be the same sort of levels as far as education went.
18-04-2013 15:42 #16
18-04-2013 15:52 #17
I wouldn't be surprised... QLD has always been notoriously behind when it comes to education.
I think they are only beginning to catch up with the other eastern states due to the introduction of prep/national curriculum and year 7 making the move to high school as of next year.
18-04-2013 21:37 #18
This is a bit of an eye opener.
We are about to move from NSW to QLD for the next few years and l would never have thought there would be a difference.
I would have just assumed the curriculum would be standardised.
18-04-2013 22:27 #19
It's becoming that way now. I know in year 2 and the first half of year 3 for my son's school at the time they pushed the kids through a lot of things trying to get them up to date for when the national curriculum was bought in.
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