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Just curious as to what age children start kindergarten and primary school? Also, does anyone know if there is a cutoff for birthdays? My daughter was born in September, and the cutoff for starting kindergarten is she must be 5 by September 1. Since she will not be 5, she will have to wait until the next year to start. Is it similar in Oz?

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Each state is different.

For Vitoria cut off date is April 30th...a child must be 5 by then, so your child would be able to start school in the Jan/Feb after she turned 5
In Vic, this is called Prep.
Again, for preschool, cut off is 4 at the end of April.

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development - Education


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Department of Education and Children's Services (DECS)

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Department of Education : Enrolment and starting school

www.schools.nt.edu.au - Northern Territory Schools

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