Bringing in the AC did mean they needed to push a bit more into the curriculum at Pre-P level and push along all other levels. That was not easy on anyone, regardless of when their birthday was!
I'm assuming the list you provided are end of year outcomes expectations. They all look pretty reasonable for a child 5y 4m old - however I know when dealing with curriculum documents there can be some interpretation of what "achievement" actually looks like. Then there is the distinction between curriculum you need to cover and what you expect a child to know and do.
"Use comprehension strategies to understand and discuss texts listened to, viewed or read independently"
Looking at this example, what this means is that after you have read a book to a child they can tell you one or 2 details/main ideas and/or answer some questions about it (eg. Who was the story about?)
They're all in "curriculum-speak" making them sound more complex than what they are.
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26-08-2016 17:19 #22
Curiosity got to me, OK it looks like WA are doing the same as Vic and ditching the AC, so those are scope and sequence descriptions. I couldn't find the achievement standards descriptions easily though.
There are definitely kids identified as "not ready" to start Pre-P though, since the school already has them in Kindy it's pretty easy to work out readiness. The difference from WA to Vic that I see though is that maybe 1 in 100 "younger" children get flagged and possibly repeat Kindy or get referred to a language support class, whereas the suburb I teach in vic has 70-80% of Jan-April birthdays delay regardless.
26-08-2016 17:44 #23
I just googled Sophia mundi school (a Steiner school located in central Melbourne). fees for prep are $12k per year. my eyes are watering!!
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I would be googling every article about private school kids who went wrong and sending it to him .
I looked at a cheaper private one. Prep starts about $5k and up to $12k in final years. I realised with two girls close in age I would be paying $24k a year in those last years. I earn ok money but I can't afford that. So I've put their names down for high school there and will see where I am financially in 6 years time. Lots of great primary schools in my area but high schools aren't grear
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