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Sorry if this is a stupid question?

 

Is Kindergarten the same as pre-school? and Pre-primary like the reception class, do they attend 9 -3pm?

 

Im trying to look on the web but not getting anywhere.

 

Many thanks

 

Angelcake

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Hiya i just left a relpy on the thread above that may help ,basically Kindy is like a UK nursery,most are privately owned and open 6.30am till 6.30pm.My daughter has just turned 4 and will start prep at primary school in Jan09,the hours then are 9am till 3 pm,hope this helps,,try searching ABC child care on-line,,

Cal x


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It all depends on which state you are in/going to. In NSW preschool is exactly what it says, for children up to school age and kindergarten is the first year of primary school.

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WA is different again.

 

Kindy is the year they turn 4, providing it is before 1st July, if not they start the following year.

 

Pre-primary is the year they turn 5 (same 1st july rule)

 

Primary is the year they turn 6 (same 1st July rule)

 

 

High school is year 8, the year they turn 13.

 

Cal, the ABC centers are day care centers for working parents and parents who want a break. They are a nationwide company specialising in early child care.

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WA is different again.

 

Kindy is the year they turn 4, providing it is before 1st July, if not they start the following year.

 

Pre-primary is the year they turn 5 (same 1st july rule)

 

Primary is the year they turn 6 (same 1st July rule)

 

 

High school is year 8, the year they turn 13.

 

Cal, the ABC centers are day care centers for working parents and parents who want a break. They are a nationwide company specialising in early child care.

 

 

Hi tisme

 

Just noticed you're in Wanbro. We're thinking of settling there early next year - the house prices seem reasonable and it seems like a nice area from what we can gather from the internet etc. Just wondered whether you'd mind giving us your personal opinion of the area - places to avoid if any, standards of schools etc - we want to try and get a feel for the place. We'd prefer somewhere well established with a good community feel rather than a souless suburb of nothing but houses - would you say Warnbro fits the bill?

 

Hope you don't mind me asking - it's so difficult to get a true feeling for places from this end.

 

Any info would be much appreciated,

 

Thanks

 

Jo

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Guest jamkar

I am so glad someone else has asked this question!

Our youngest has just started nursery in England I know she is going to be gutted that she won't be able to be 'a big school girl' when we get to Mackay in Jan.

Is the pre-school care expensive?

 

Thanks

Karen

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I have lived in the Rockingham area for over 30 years now so I do know the area quite well.

There is a main road that runs right through the length of Rockingham called Read Street/Warnbro Sound Avenue, anywhere on the beach side is great, there are a couple of pockets on the other side of these roads that aren't so great. A small area behind the Warnbro Fair shopping centre is one, and a part of Cooloongup and East Waikiki (not Waikiki) are not so nice. All the newer areas have been designed with a lot of public open space and do have a community feel. Warnbro covers a large area of Rockingham, part of it is older (I live in the older part). There are about 12 public primary schools and 3 public high schools. About 6 private primary and 3 private high schools. Most of the schools are good, I would avoid Koorana primary, East Waikiki primary and cooloongup Primary.

My appologies if I have offended anyone but this is my opinion only. Below are a few of links you may find interesting. There isn't anywhere I would rather live, I think the Rockingham area is a great place to raise a famliy.

 

City of Rockingham, Western Australia

 

Rockingham Accommodation Book Online, Rockingham Visitor Centre, Rockingham VC, Rockingham Western Australia, Rockingham Tours, Rockingham Events, Activities, Hire, Car Hire, Businesses

 

Rockingham, Western Australia - A Tourist's Guide

 

Rockingham Visitor Centre, Information Centres Mandurah & Australia

 

Rockingham Dolphins

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Guest joksand

Hi tisme

 

Thank you v.much for your opinions of Rockingham etc - it's a great help and much appreciated.

 

thanks again

 

Jo

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Guest daveandgeorge

Not sure if this helps?. I am currently in New Zealand, Kindi is nusery here they start at 3 and half (my daughter was so board untill she could go), she is now four and goes Mon, Tues and weds 12.30 untill 3pm. When a space is available (child from morning kindi goes to school) she will move up to mornings, every day 8.30 untill 11.30 and finishing 12.30 on Thurs and Fri. We have to pay a small fee (they say its a donation) $1 an hour, and she will go to school when she is 5. I may add that by law they do not have attend school untill 6 (may even be 6 and half).

 

Does anyone know if the same applies to haveing to pay for schools in oz????

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Guest Ozzie Wannabe

Hi everyone, another newbie here. Just reading about the nursery ages & have a quick question.

As my cherubs have birthdays in July, at what age/month etc would they go to school in WA?

 

Cheers, Michelle

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Hi everyone, another newbie here. Just reading about the nursery ages & have a quick question.

As my cherubs have birthdays in July, at what age/month etc would they go to school in WA?

 

Cheers, Michelle

As they were born in July they will be one of the oldest in their class as the cut off date to start is June 30th. Below is a link to the WA education departments school age calculator and a bit of other info for early childhood education.

Early Childhood Education

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Guest Ozzie Wannabe

Thanks for that tisme. I'd just assumed it would be the same as the UK for some reason! Good job I'd found out!

 

 

:jiggy:

 

 

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Guest Rachel L

Sorry if this has already been answered somewhere. But what are the TERM dates.

 

My daughter is 4 and has just started reception here in the UK. We're probably moving to VIC in January... where would she fit in?

 

Last time in oz is was all sun and self-indulgence... now I've got kids to think about it's a bit more complicated!

 

Rx

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