DS is three (born October 2010) and we are hoping to move from the ACT to Gold Coast this year. In the ACT he would be due to start pre school 2-3 days per week from February 2015. But I have heard its different in Queensland. Can anyone help explain the pre school/school system please? TIA!
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18-01-2014 13:44 #1
Queensland pre school question
18-01-2014 14:00 #2
He should start kindergarten in 2015, and prep the following year.
I *think* it's a five day fortnight if at a C&K kindergarten, with three days one week and then two days the following (my son is in kindergarten, but attends a day care centre that has a kindy approved program).
This brochure has a table that helps work out which year.
18-01-2014 14:04 #3
Oh and it goes Kindergarten/pre-prep, then prep (not compulsory, but I think most people partake), and then year 1.
18-01-2014 14:06 #4
DS2 is in the same year and Witwicky is right, 2015 for kindy and 2016 for prep.
And I'm pretty sure most if not all Kindy's are 5 day fortnights.
18-01-2014 14:34 #5Senior Member
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I thought prep was compulsory now? anyone know for sure?
18-01-2014 14:43 #6
18-01-2014 15:03 #7
He'll be Kindy next year ( 5 days fortnight in non daycare usually... not compulsory) then prep the year after (full time 5 days week ... compulsory) in qld. Same cohort as my DS2
18-01-2014 15:14 #8
I read an article mid or possible late last year stating that it's to remain non-compulsory, i'll see if I can find it. Rather confusing!
18-01-2014 15:18 #9
18-01-2014 15:24 #10
You know what Witwicky ... I just looked up Ed Qld's site and I believe you are correct. There you go ... All this time I thought it was compulsory.
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