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#1 newphase

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:56 PM

So re my other threads today rolleyes.gif , if your child is starting their first formal year of school in 2013, so Kindergarten in NSW, Prep in VIC....other states??.....what age will they be when they start? And what state are you in??



#2 msro82

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:01 PM

Tas - 5 turning 6 in April. Cut off is must be 5 by 1st of Jan. 2013. It's called prep and is the first year of full time school.

Edited by msro82, 30 December 2012 - 09:01 PM.


#3 Threelittleducks

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:06 PM

Our DD and DS (twins) will be 4.5 years when they commence Prep (non compulsory FYOS in Qld). Although that won't be for a few more years!

In Qld the age grouping is based on financial year; i.e. 30 June is the cut off and our two were born on 22 June making them the youngest in the grade. So, the age range for Prep on day 1 is 4.5 yrs to 5.5 yrs. Someone has to be the youngest I guess.

In Qld it is very unusual to keep kids back and a significant reason is needed with permission sort. I actually don't think I know anyone who has kept their kids back!

We have the added difficult in that I would be very hesitant in keeping only one child back. I think this would be very challenging for our duo's relationship. Hopefully they will both be ready to go when it's their turn.

ETA - Children need to be five by 30 June in the year they enrol in Prep in Qld.

Edited by LouLou1979, 30 December 2012 - 09:07 PM.


#4 Kremeferal

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:12 PM

NSW - DS will be 5 yrs 1 mth when he starts kindergarten (born end Dec)

#5 Excentrique Feral

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:13 PM

5yrs and 6 weeks!
QLD

(I'm enjoying your threads OP because its all stuff I've been thinking about original.gif )

#6 baddmammajamma

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:14 PM

My son will be 5+3.

We are in NSW, where FYOS is called kindergarten. For state schools, you can start as long as you turn 5 by July 31, 2013.

Private schools often have a tighter cut off -- our school has an April 30th, 2013 cut off for turning 5.

If a child younger than that wants to start school, they'd have to formally apply for early entry.

Edited by baddmammajamma, 30 December 2012 - 09:15 PM.


#7 missfrizzle

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:17 PM

My DS will be 5 and 9 months when he starts Kindergarten (NSW) in February.

#8 Jareluma

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:19 PM

Ds will be 6.5 starting Prep in Vic, He has Autism and numerous other issues so he had an exemption from starting school at the 'normal' age original.gif

#9 mum850

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

My DD will be 4 y 8 months in Vic. She is being early entered, if she went when she was supposed to she would be going at 5y 8m next year. Cutoff is April and her birthday is June so she only missed by about 6 weeks.

#10 Monket

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:24 PM

DD will be 4, turning 5 in April, we are in Qld.  She is just a baby!

#11 muggins_00

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:25 PM

DS will be 5, turning six in May in Victoria. His birthday is 13 days after the cut off.

#12 UncommonSense

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:25 PM

My DS2 will be 4.5 starting prep in qld full time.

#13 *JJ*

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:26 PM

My dd will be 5 years 6 months starting prep.
July baby in QLD.

#14 Unatheowl

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

My ds is starting next year.  He will turn 5 in April.  We are in nsw.

#15 IsolaBella

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:33 PM

Vic DS2 will be 5yrs 6m ( but preschool said he should start the following year at 6 yrs 6m)

dD will be 5yrs 2m when the time comes.

DS1was 5 yrs 4m

Edited by lsolaBella, 30 December 2012 - 09:34 PM.


#16 the wudges

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:34 PM

DD is starting Reception (SA) in 2013 at 5 yrs 8 months. The cut-off at our school is end of Feb/early March, depending on the child.

#17 mum850

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:34 PM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 30/12/2012, 10:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Vic DS2 will be 5yrs 6m ( but preschool said he should start the following year at 6 yrs 6m)


I thought you had to start by 6?

#18 baddmammajamma

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:38 PM

QUOTE (mum850 @ 30/12/2012, 10:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought you had to start by 6?


You can get an exemption if there are special needs involved. We have two friends whose kids were 6+2 and 6+4, respectively, when they started FYOS in NSW.

#19 Always amazed!

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:40 PM

Both my boys are starting next year

Ds1 will be 5y 9mths ( Special needs but mainstream school)
Ds2 wil be 4y 9 months


Were in NSW

#20 melaine

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

DS will be 5 years and 3 months. Starting in Victoria where cut off is end of April.

Jan - April kids seem to be split 50/50 around here whether they start now, or wait till next year. My DS would have been as ready to start at 4 years 9 months as he is now. He started the transition program at that point and LOVED it.

If he was an April kid though, I'd perhaps be a little reluctant to have sent him this year!


#21 Bella_a1

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:47 PM

DD was 4 turning 5 in the June and DS who starts 2013 is 4 turning 5 in April, we are in QLD.

#22 NotBitzerMaloney

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:48 PM

NSW (Kindergarten) DS will be 5years+5months

#23 IsolaBella

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:53 PM

QUOTE (mum850 @ 30/12/2012, 10:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought you had to start by 6?


You just fill out an exemption form and submit. Kinder was going to say he was not socially ready for school. Didn't even need a diagnosis of anything.



#24 Jareluma

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 30/12/2012, 10:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You just fill out an exemption form and submit. Kinder was going to say he was not socially ready for school. Didn't even need a diagnosis of anything.

We needed evidence and a report from the psych and paed to state that they believed that ds needed to do a 2nd yr of funded kinder, it then had to be approved by the dept of education regional team, generally they wont approve an exemption unless there is evidence of delays in 2-3 areas.

#25 frozie

Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:01 PM

DD is 4, turning 5 at the end of March.




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