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Four year olds now allowed to start school

May 15, 2017

A Bill which has just been passed by Parliament allows schools to enrol children before their fifth birthday.

The new rule means that children can start school from the beginning of the term closest to their fifth birthday.

Until now their fifth birthday determined when they would start school, and Education Minister Nikki Kaye says the system needs to be flexible.

The Bill also contains other changes to the education system, and Ms Kaye said it was the most significant update for 30 years.

It makes clear that seclusion – isolating misbehaving children – isn’t allowed.

 

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1

Outrageous! I'm still glad I don't have any siblings =D

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awesome now i might take my little sister earily now don't i?

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I'm still pondering whether it's a good idea

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that is amazing

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just wow

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WHAT WHY THATS STILL WAY TO YOUNG

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that news was interesting because four year old kids are now allowed to go to school.

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it`s sad because they wont be educated at school

9

It's only like an extra month no big deal

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I think 4 year old's are perfectly capable of starting school

11

Well I Still Wont Be Able To See My Bro Next Year So XD

12

Eh, 5 year olds starting school was better cause it is not fair for the 4 year olds to start school earlier than they should. Unless they are definitely ready. I think it should be up to their parents to decide whether their child should start school at the beginning of the term.

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I think 4 year old's are perfectly capable of starting school. As long as they are prepared to handle school/homework. They also should no longer require nappies or naps (short sleep) during the day.

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I think this is an excellent chance to become smarter and learn more! A lot of four year olds can't wait to go to school and now they don't have to wait! - 13 year old

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4 year olds wont understand what is even going on

16

Hmm... Big change, I think they haven't changed the age you can go to primary school in a few decades... (at least that's what I think)

17

Mean they are only four!

18

Good rule and good thing for parents

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Wow that is a good rule and mums and dads don't have to work

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no i'm a kid that would be wrong the kids would miss a lot of their child hood

21

cool news

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What? This doesn't make any sense!!!

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Outrageous! I think they should still start school at 5 years old.