Yes that's pretty much what the school said too. But now I'm second guessing everything and wondering if I should be looking into schools around here too. I did look at them loosely last year but the school I picked in the new suburb I did a tour and got the chance go ask lots of questions etc.
I am so worried about her starting school anyway let alone feeling like she is behind when last year she was doing so well. I am wondering if it's a maturity thing? Like she isn't interested in learning words and the alphabet yet and would much rather be playing.
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31-03-2014 22:36 #11
31-03-2014 23:02 #12
But I think that's good! She should be playing - she's not at school yet! They grow/change so rapidly just see how she is in a few months before worrying - the school we are sending DS too is a 25 min drive away but it's such a great school the driving does not worry us ( we only have 1 and own our business so have it pretty easy with drop offs and pick ups! )
31-03-2014 23:12 #13
In QLD if you want her to go to public school it is quite hard to hold them back, it is doable but they dont like to do it. I have heard it is a lot easier when you go private however?
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31-03-2014 23:32 #14
If you're daughter is at kindy/C&K or similar you need to fill out some forms and the kindy teacher will add her suggestions as well. You go to the Principal of the school you want DD to start at and get him to give you a letter authorising a place for her in 2016. I did it for my dd last year. If you'd like any further information feel free to PM me. I'm in qld. . My girl is repeating C&K and starting at a public school for prep next year. She's a June baby
01-04-2014 00:53 #15Senior Member
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With your DD, I guess it's for you to decide whether you prefer her to be one of the oldest or one of the youngest in her school year. My opinion is that confidence is built or damaged in the first few years at school, and that this has a long term impact. So I think you're wise to be careful about sending your LO before she's ready. If it were my DD, it would be a no brainer - I'd be holding her back but finding other enrichment activities for that year, as she becomes ready for a bit more challenge.
With the house, have you seen a mortgage broker, or applied directly to the bank? Perhaps another lender would give you more and a broker is well placed to tell you who which lender would be best in your circumstances. (They're free and might be able to negotiate a better interest rate for you, so definitely worth it!)
01-04-2014 01:29 #16
Always buy and sell in the same market. Start looking at local schools or re looking at local schools and this may give you some direction again.
01-04-2014 07:33 #17
We bought and sold while I was on maternity leave - the bank didn't care so much about our income, at that time they just weren't lending more than 80% of the purchase price, so it did impact us. Maybe that is what's going on?
01-04-2014 08:11 #18
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01-04-2014 09:30 #20
Coming back to the school thing - does anyone know in Qld if I held her back from prep next year does she have to go into grade 1 the following year? Does she miss out on prep? Just because I was reading off the edu Qld site that said something along the lines of the kids have to be Turning 6 the year they are in grade 1? I am getting a bit confused with it all.
She is/will be:
4 years on 30 June 2014
5 years on 30 June 2015
6 years on 30 June 2016
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