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Old Aug 16th 2009, 11:47 am
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What languages do they get taught at school at is there a variation from school to school? Do they get to pick what languages they want to do?

Also can anyone answer my son's birthday is 24th January, I see term time begins in Febuary. How old will he be when he goes to year 1 at school?
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What languages do they get taught at school at is there a variation from school to school? Do they get to pick what languages they want to do?

Also can anyone answer my son's birthday is 24th January, I see term time begins in Febuary. How old will he be when he goes to year 1 at school?
which state to do you intend to live in?
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which state to do you intend to live in?
Western Australia.
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Depends on the school and state/territory..


Korean, japanese, Indonesian, Mandarin, French, german, italian, even some indigenous languages in some places ..

Some primary schools only offer one langauge .. so you get what you're given ... highschools may offer a few and the language depends on what teachers they can get at the school..

In canberra there is even a french language government school in Canberra.. which is rather unique in Australia.
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Depends on the school and state/territory..


Korean, japanese, Indonesian, Mandarin, French, german, italian, even some indigenous languages in some places ..

Some primary schools only offer one langauge .. so you get what you're given ... highschools may offer a few and the language depends on what teachers they can get at the school..

In canberra there is even a french language government school in Canberra.. which is rather unique in Australia.
If you intend to stay in this country then learning French is a little useless. In the 7 years I have lived here I can count on one hand how many times I have had the opportunity to speak it. Japanese and the Chinese languages will likely serve your children better in the future
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What languages do they get taught at school at is there a variation from school to school? Do they get to pick what languages they want to do?

Also can anyone answer my son's birthday is 24th January, I see term time begins in Febuary. How old will he be when he goes to year 1 at school?
When he starts year 1 in February he will have just turned 7. Everyone in his year will either be 7 already or turn 7 before June 30 of that year. As for languages it varies from school to school. Ours teaches Japanese. Previous school taught German. Language teaching in our school starts in year 3.
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When he starts year 1 in February he will have just turned 7. Everyone in his year will either be 7 already or turn 7 before June 30 of that year. As for languages it varies from school to school. Ours teaches Japanese. Previous school taught German. Language teaching in our school starts in year 3.
I thought he would have just turned 6 because his 6th birthday is before 30 June for grade one. So kids in grade one are either turning six in the first half of the year or seven in the second half of the year.
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If you intend to stay in this country then learning French is a little useless. In the 7 years I have lived here I can count on one hand how many times I have had the opportunity to speak it. Japanese and the Chinese languages will likely serve your children better in the future
canberra has a large diplomatic and international community and a community of people who may have to work for extended periods overseas for the Oz government .. I guess they feel the french language school is very useful..
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My kids did Vietnamese in SA.
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I thought he would have just turned 6 because his 6th birthday is before 30 June for grade one. So kids in grade one are either turning six in the first half of the year or seven in the second half of the year.
My daughter is in Year 1 and she turned 7 last July 6th. Quite a few kids are 7 already with the remainder turning 7 before the end of June.
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My daughter is in Year 1 and she turned 7 last July 6th. Quite a few kids are 7 already with the remainder turning 7 before the end of June.
Yep, July 6 would make her 7 in grade 1. The concrete rules are that they must turn 6 before 30 June - the kids that turned 7 before end of June must be for some other reason - they're not so strict on the rules if the kids are older than they should be, just younger.
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Based on my two teenage sons, Strine seems to be about the only language taught in school.
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What languages do they get taught at school at is there a variation from school to school? Do they get to pick what languages they want to do?

Also can anyone answer my son's birthday is 24th January, I see term time begins in Febuary. How old will he be when he goes to year 1 at school?

He will have his 6th birthday on Jan 24 and start Year 1 about a week later
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What languages do they get taught at school at is there a variation from school to school? Do they get to pick what languages they want to do?

Also can anyone answer my son's birthday is 24th January, I see term time begins in Febuary. How old will he be when he goes to year 1 at school?


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Yep, July 6 would make her 7 in grade 1. The concrete rules are that they must turn 6 before 30 June - the kids that turned 7 before end of June must be for some other reason - they're not so strict on the rules if the kids are older than they should be, just younger.
My apologies, you are completely correct. She turned 7 after June 30th of that year. This cut off lark confuses me, at the moment it doesn't take much!!!!
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