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school years 7 to 8       started by stevemc on 14 Feb 2010   (22568)
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From stevemc

14 Feb 2010 10:32 PM
(107537)
hi, we plan to arrive in perth sept/ oct 2010, my eldest son is 13 in june so a year 8 in the uk, so will he start high school in feb 2011 and have to go to primary from oct to christmas?
From kayandandy

To stevemc

15 Feb 2010 12:21 AM
(107538)
many of the independent schools are taking them into high school in year seven now!
From poachers

To stevemc

15 Feb 2010 2:10 AM
(107540)
Hi, we are having the same problems with sorting out schooling for our son Harry, We are also emigrating Sept/Oct to Perth. Harry will be 12 when we come over so we understand that he will have to go into Primary. What area are you heading for?
From Marshy

To stevemc

15 Feb 2010 10:18 AM
(107544)
If your son is 13 before the end of June he will currently be in year 8 in 2010. They changed the cut off dates some years ago. The current year 8s are only a small group as it is only 6 months worth of kids born between Jan 1st and June 30th of 1997. Anyone born between July 1st 1998 and June 30th 1999 is currently in Year 7 (primary in the state system).
From stevemc

To poachers

15 Feb 2010 4:43 PM
(107545)
hi, we are looking at woodvale primarily and other northern suburbs.
From stevemc

To Marshy

15 Feb 2010 4:46 PM
(107546)
his birthday is june 22nd and we are thinking of woodvale high school. thanks for your reply.
From poachers

To Marshy

16 Feb 2010 6:12 PM
(107556)
Hi sorry to but in on someones e-mail. We are also emigrating Sept/Oct, and have a son who will be 12 on June 25th, From the dates you have given I'm a little confused(doesn't take much)what year he will go in to? can you advice.
From Marshy

To poachers

16 Feb 2010 7:43 PM
(107558)
On arrival he will enter year 7. He will be one of the youngest in the year as the cut off ends June 30th. Year 7 is currently primary at state schools but some private schools now except entry to high school in year 7.
From poachers

To Marshy

17 Feb 2010 1:30 AM
(107559)
Thanks for that. He has always been one of the youngest,infact we re slightly worried they may drop him back a class s a little behind in a couple of subjects.
From Marshy

To poachers

17 Feb 2010 10:14 AM
(107562)
They won't, doing his finally term at Primary will probably help him settle in a bit better.