When I went to school you had preschool when 5 year one when you turned/turning 6 yr 1-7 primary 8-12 highschool.
My DS is 7 & in year one here in Nsw. I had the option to keep him back the yr & do 2 years of preschool 4&5 years old & then kindy/prep when he was 6 & in year one this year. Where as in qld. They have the must be certain age stuff he would of had to have gone into yr 1 last year there & he wasn't ready. That's the main reason I didn't move home.
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04-07-2013 17:07 #41
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04-07-2013 21:31 #44
It's quite "official"
It is being phased in this year in some 20 secondary schools across the state (let me know if you want a comprehensive list) and then again next year (when even more schools have applied to begin the Yr 7 intake) and then by 2015 all schools will be using the new model.
All very "official" I am assured
04-07-2013 21:48 #45
ohh yep i get you, I guess im just used to it now cause ive not known it any other way here in perth. I know it never used to be that way cause my birthday is in november and all the kids in my year at school were all turning the same age each year no matter when we were born. I guess it changed some time in the 90's
04-07-2013 21:57 #46
04-07-2013 22:02 #47
So QLD becomes prep to year 6 then 7-12 at high school? It was all very confusing when I moved from NSW to QLD then back again.
I would like the first year of school and year before school all called the same thing i.e. pre school then kinder. Or pre prep then prep
04-07-2013 22:51 #48
So those in Year 7 where it's part of highschool still get the primary school amount?
04-07-2013 23:31 #49
05-07-2013 17:35 #50
What irks me is that no, public education technically is NOT free due to the fees and materials charges. Schools suffer because of parents who believe it is free and refuse to pay costs involved (budgets are cut as a result). Im a Home Ec teacher and there's schools that cant even provide food (except for staples) for students to cook with anymore because budgets are so low so kids have to bring their own food in, yet parents would be in uproar if the subject wasnt offered anymore... How is that fair to the family who does the right thing and pays materials charges? Yet we cant say to the family who chose not to pay "Sorry, your child cant participate in cooking".....
Personally (and please dont flame me if you dont agree!) I dont agree with the primary/secondary schools payment. I believe it should ONLY be paid to families who are on support payments who have done the right thing and paid school costs. Families who choose not to (and Im not talking about those in severe financial hardship) should have the fees deducted from their rebate, or no rebate at all and the money go back to the public education system. Many public schools are desperately in need of more funding, not just for facilities / programs / resources for students, but to keep good quality teachers in the system as many move to private schools who can pay more.....
Just my thoughts
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