age of high school students

age of high school students

  • starting Kindergarten – 4 years old by 30 June 2021
  • starting Pre-primary, the first year of compulsory school – 5 years old by 30 June 2021
  • starting Year 7, the first year of secondary school
  • changing schools.

All children of compulsory school age must be enrolled in school and attend every day – this is the law. All children must attend school up until they are 16 years old. Sixteen and 17 year olds must be enrolled in school or a training organisation, be employed or be in a combination of school/training/employment.

This means that a child who has turned five on or by 1 January in any year must start Prep in that year, or be provided with approved home education.
Every child, from the year after they turn 5 must be enrolled at and attending school, or an approved home education program. Children can also attend Kindergarten from 4 years of age.

References:

http://www.education.tas.gov.au/parents-carers/parent-fact-sheets/age-child-startleave-school/
http://www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/international/transitions/comparative-ages-grades-and-exams-US-vs-UK

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