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    Hi, just wondering why you want to send him only half year for kindy? If he is ready to start school, he might be ok. Otherwise, kindy program is important. As far as I am aware, almost all government kindy run 1 year program in SA. Fisrt term would be mainly getting them to a routine. By term 4 most of them are ready to start school. If there are any issues, it would be easy to identify and provide support if you start at the beginning of the year. Did you attend interview with your child? May be contact director at the early learning center attach to the school. They will help you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hksl View Post
    Hi, just wondering why you want to send him only half year for kindy? If he is ready to start school, he might be ok. Otherwise, kindy program is important. As far as I am aware, almost all government kindy run 1 year program in SA. Fisrt term would be mainly getting them to a routine. By term 4 most of them are ready to start school. If there are any issues, it would be easy to identify and provide support if you start at the beginning of the year. Did you attend interview with your child? May be contact director at the early learning center attach to the school. They will help you.
    I've checked and it's pre school, 5 days a week. This is private though, not public.

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    What age do they start pre-school. If it's 4 before the end of April I'd say it's only 5 1/2 days as kindy / pre-school is only a 2.5 day a week thing.

    My kindy and primary school are amazing - all public and I pay $300 a term (it would only be $180 if she did 1/2 days and not stay for lunch)

    What is your DHs reason for private? The idea it's somehow better? Often it can be if the public school you're zone for is average. Did you ever find out which zone you're in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    What age do they start pre-school. If it's 4 before the end of April I'd say it's only 5 1/2 days as kindy / pre-school is only a 2.5 day a week thing.

    My kindy and primary school are amazing - all public and I pay $300 a term (it would only be $180 if she did 1/2 days and not stay for lunch)

    What is your DHs reason for private? The idea it's somehow better? Often it can be if the public school you're zone for is average. Did you ever find out which zone you're in?
    My hubby idea is that the kids will mix with kids of our background, there's more female teachers, they get taught our 1st language, and yes, that it's better education.
    I personally disagree, but that's him.

    There are 2 close near by ascot park and Forbes and I've been told there not the best, also plympton is close by, have not heard or seen that school. I don't know what zone I'm in. But I'm close to those areas.

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    How about Edwardstown primary? Any feed back on this school?

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    And I think William right? School? Plympton.....

    I have no idea

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    Ignore the last 2 posts. Thank you

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    I did ring Edwardstown and the lady was rude.

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    William light is an R-12 school. No idea about what it's like.

    Have you looked at Cedars Primary and St George College? I understand they're both Greek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    William light is an R-12 school. No idea about what it's like.

    Have you looked at Cedars Primary and St George College? I understand they're both Greek.
    Is cedars st spyridon? St George is our choice. As it ticks all our boxes.


 

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