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#1 Expelliarmus

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

Bear with.

Having a MAJOR brain blank moment as I should know this but the end of the holidays has GOTTEN TO ME.

How old is your kid going into Year 2?!?!? (And if you have a Year 3 kid tell me that too ...)



#2 ~strawberry~

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

DD will be 7 at the start of grade 2, turning 8 later in the year of grade 2. Most of her friends will turn 8 some time that year.

#3 Dionysus

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

DN is heading into Yr 1 and he is 6.5, (his birthday is in May)

So...7ish in year 2

#4 d├ęsir d'amour

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

7 - 8 years old, depending on when your school started mid year cutoffs

#5 AnotherFeral

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

Six or seven, assuming they start FYOS at four or five. I would think more than half would be seven at the start of year 2.

#6 boofloo

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

Depends on what state you are in to a certain extent  original.gif   In ACT to be in year 2 you should turn 7 by 30th April that year - so most of the students in my year 2 class this year will be 7 (or nearly 7) when school starts, with the occassional 8 year old (who was 'held back' from starting school, repeated a year etc).

#7 strawberry blondes

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:15 PM

DD is 6 going into year 2

#8 Milly Molly Mandy

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

DS1 was 6 going into year 2, DS2 is 7


#9 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

DD is 7 and 4 months starting year 2

#10 Expelliarmus

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

There is no mid year cut off it's SA and they are still on rolling intakes.

They could be ANY AGE!!!!

DS is 9 going into Year 4, so he was 8 going into Year 3 ...

It would be safe to say most of the Year 2s will be 7 turning 8 and most of the Year 3s will be 8 turning 9 ... I think!

*this just proves that maths shouldn't be done at the end of the day!*

#11 libbylu

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

In Vic at this moment they will be aged between 6 yrs and 9 months and 8 years and 2 months, with the majority being aged 7.



#12 MARsmum

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

My DD1 is starting Year 2 this year and is 7 and 4 months.  She will turn 8 in September.

#13 EssentialBludger

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:19 PM

DD is going into year 3, she turned 8 in December.

In WA, Year 2's would be July 1 2005 - June 30 2006. Year 3's would be July 1 2004 - June 30 2005.

I think you're in SA though, so probably not relevant.

#14 Chelli

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

My DD turns 9 this year and is in grade 3. The cutoff for us is 31 December, so she is one of the youngest in the class as she is 9 in December.

#15 Fr0g

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

SA: my DD is 7, turning 8 in July.

#16 Expelliarmus

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

So on my handy dandy back to school colour glyph I can put two categories of 7 or younger and 8 or older and that would be right.

Thank you for being the other adult(s) in the room! DH not being here sucks eggs sometimes.

*craves an adult conversation*

#17 FeralZombieMum

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:23 PM

In Victoria:

Year 2: Children would have started turning 7 from May last year. The younger kids are still to turn 7 - the very youngest might turn 7 at the end of April.
Some kids might already be 8 or turning 8 in the next 4 months - they've either repeated a year level, or were delayed a year with starting school.

Year 3: Just add 1 to my above examples. Tounge1.gif


#18 FeralZombieMum

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:25 PM

QUOTE (howdo @ 23/01/2013, 09:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So on my handy dandy back to school colour glyph I can put two categories of 7 or younger and 8 or older and that would be right.

Is this is to cover both Yr 2 and Yr 3?

If it was only used for Yr 2 - then there would only be a handful of kids 8 or older - or there might be no kids that are 8.

#19 Expelliarmus

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:27 PM

It's to cover both original.gif There will definitely be 8yos original.gif

#20 Ianthe

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:31 PM

Freya is going into Year 3 (her fourth year of school in NSW) and is 8.

#21 ingrid74

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

My daughter must be on the younger side then. She is will be 6.5 years old when she starts year 2 and won't turn 7 until term 2

#22 Freddie'sMum

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

DD#1 - is starting Year 2 this year (NSW).  She is 7 years old - and will turn 8 in May this year.

I think most of her class are 7 years old - but there are a couple of 6 year old kids too.



#23 No One

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:34 PM

DS1 is going into year 3 this year, he is 8.5, turning 9 in June.

DS2 is going into year 2 this year, he is 7.5, turning 8 in June biggrin.gif

#24 rjflc69

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

QLD

DD1 was 7 turning 8 in February when she started Grade 3
DS2 is 6 turning 7 in February going in to Grade 2

Fiona




#25 Heffalump

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:42 PM

7 - DD is going into year 2 in NSW.  Some of her friends will be 8, and a couple will be on the verge of turning 7.




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