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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by harryz, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. harryz

    harryz Guest

    Hiya we have been in Melbourne for over 2 years now and was feeling settled then hubby got offered a job in Brissy which he didn't accept, but we did go and do a reccie and really liked it so we decided to take the plunge and move, hopefully in next few months. We are looking at Cleveland/ Thornlands.
    I am just worrying about the kids now though as when we came to Melbourne they repeated a year to be with the same age group, but after looking into schools in Brissy have seen that they will go back to what they would be in UK, so they will have lost a years education after repeating a year. My son wiil 14 next May and is currently in yr7 and my daughter is 12 next March and currently in yr 5. I just wondered if anyone knows could I keep them in those yrs or would they be a lot older than class mates??? as in Melbourne alot of Aussies hold them back a year anyway
    sorry for rambling on I hope someone can help:err: thanks

  2. lornam

    lornam Guest

    Schools in Brisbane

    Hi, This would be a big concern. I think you should move your kids up a year level unless they are really struggling. They would be way older than most of the kids in their year. My 11 year old is in year 6 and is probably somewhere in the middle of his class age wise. We are always being told here in QLD that we are behind the rest of Australia academically so I think they should be fine. Have you looked at High schools in the area where you are planning to live? We are in the western suburbs and a lot of people go to the private schools after year 7.

    Hope this helps :smile:
  3. Rudi

    Rudi Relocation Brisbane

    I disagree, SOOOO many people keep their kids back a year. My daughter has her birthday party today and has invited 8 people. We are going rock climbing so had to get parents to fill out an indemnity form - and one of the sections they had to fill in was the date of birth of their children. Of those 8, 4 are born in 1995, and therefore a year older than they should be for the year they are in at school. The only 2 boys I know in her year are also 1995 birthdays.

    I would not worry in the slightest. Once they get into school, if the staff feel they are ahead of their peers, they will move them anyway.

    Good luck with the move



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