Often shortened to Kindy and generally undertaken around the age of 4 for 12 months. Kindergarten is not compulsory however it is very common for parents to enrol their children in kindy when they are old enough. Kindy programs are not always operated by schools and many childcare services offer kindy programs.
Pre-primary is the first year of formal schooling and starts at around 5 years of age. Pre-primary is full time and is compulsory in some states such as Western Australia. You can think of pre-primary as half way between kindy and primary school. Pre-primary is operated and delivered by early childhood teachers employed by a primary school.
High school, also known as secondary school or college, covers the years 7-12.
Students with learning difficulties or disabilities have an equal opportunity to an education under law. Generally speaking parents can choose:
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