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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 239617 26-Jul-2018 14:54
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I have a question on school enrollment, when a child born first half of the year he/she should be enrolled to year 1, if second half then year 0, but in reality it is not so,  it is not clear to me why schools are not following the rule.


Can anyone explain to me why?


Thanks in advance.



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  Reply # 2063004 26-Jul-2018 15:04
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Who's rule is that?

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  Reply # 2063005 26-Jul-2018 15:05
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Because the concept of a "class" being a specific year is slowly disappearing especially at junior years,


The use of "composite" classes with 2 or more teachers and students with larger age spreads is becoming more and more common....






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  Reply # 2063012 26-Jul-2018 15:19
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I think schools have their own policies on this.  My daughter's school uses the end of the first term as the cut-off.  So if your child starts within the first term they go straight in as a 'year 1'.  After that they go in as a 'new entrant' or 'year 0' and will officially move to year 1 at the start of following year.      


Parents usually have a say as well and it depends on the child also, so a lot of these decisions are done in consultation between the school and parents.  Some kids may be quite clever and mature and can cope starting with year 1, others maybe not  Some kids by the end of 'year 0' might be OK to put straight into year 2.  


I know kids that have gone both ways and the parents have had a big part to play in that decision.  You also need to consider the age of the child when they get older, being the youngest in a class in intermediate or high school sometimes isn't that much fun.  


Yes there are more and more composite classes but at the end of the day there is still a designation and annual progression.   


Best to the school and keep engaged with your child's progress.       



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  Reply # 2063051 26-Jul-2018 16:41
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Thank you for your guidance.

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