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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    And everyone who turned 5 had to start school?
    No this was before prep was introduced up here, so they had to start year 1 the year they turned 6.

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    This is all ridiculous

    IMHO, all of Australia should all have the same name for the first year of school and the same cut off.

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    Hence Queensland changed their system.

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    It's still not uniform though. They need to do this once the national curriculum is fully implemented.

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    I'm in WA, I started Kindergarten the year I turned 5, everyone in our class was born in the same year. There was no part time schooling prior to this, it was straight to 5 days a week 9am-2pm.

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    Ahhhh I think the whole cut off thing is ridiculous. DS missed the cut off by 8 days.
    For example his cousin is one month older and will start prep next year an ds will only be in pre prep.
    I believe he's well and truly ready but because of the whole cut off thing I have no choice but to wait.

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    Bring back the days where if you turned thAt age that year you started.

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    I like the way dd's school does it- born between term 1-start of term 3 you start in term 3 and have 6 terms of reception (that's the first year of school, when most kids will be 5 in SA)

    Kids born after the start of term 3 but before term 1 the following year start in the first term and have 4 terms of reception.


    My dd is early july so at this school she will do- 4 terms of 3yo kindy (mid year intaake) 4 terms of 4 yo kindy (starting mid year again) and then 6 terms of reception.


    eta- to avoid confusion, most schools in SA the child needs to turn 5 on or before April 30th will start in term 1, all kids born after start term 1 the next year. dd's school is private so can have their own dates.
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    It doesn't matter which way you look at it, there is always a cutoff. I'm 29th December meaning I would've been the youngest in my class if it had to be everyone start the year they turn 5.

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    I think they should have just left the cut off in December. At least then all the kids are born in the same year.
    DS1 is a November baby so had to start a year later. He's a bright kid who excels academically. There was no gain from delaying his schooling by a year.
    DS2 missed the cut off by 4 days and had to start the next year as well. He is mildly autistic and doesn't do well at school. I'm sure thus would be the same regardless of when he started.

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