Mrs W@Harston in Victoria, Australia and I were having a conversation last week about the education systems in different schools and countries.
I was particularly interested in how and when schools start the children who are just beginning school.
This is what we found out:
Prep students all start in January if they turn 5 by 30 April. Or they can wait until the intake the next January, if they prefer, when they are 5 and a half.
Children start school on the day that they turn 5.
At our school if their birthday is before May 1 they will be a Year 1, and the following year will be a Year 2.
If their birthday is between May 1 and December 31 they will be a Year 0, and will be Year 1 from the following January.
I wonder what happens in other schools around the world?