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what does FYOS mean
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:22 AM
I see it in a lot of topics and have no clue what it means someone help me out please
Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:34 AM
In the fire threads, For Your Own Safety.
But yeah, mostly it will be first year of school.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:38 AM
Issue is that first year if school is called Kindergarten in NSW (different to preschool kindergarten), Prep in Victiria, Reception in SA & WA etc.
So there is no common name for it in Australia.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:53 PM
Yes in WA it goes kindy which is often attached to the school. Then Preprimary attached to school then year one.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:33 PM
And just to confuse everyone WA also has different dates for start and end (as I have just found out).
So even though my DD will start pre-primary in WA when we move to the ACT in May she will not have to go to school but she can go to pre-school (which is the equivalent to WAs Kindy, which she did last year). Phew...
I wish it was the same everywhere is Aus.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:50 PM
In WA, this is the first year preprimary is compulsory. Previously, you only had to send children when they started Year 1.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:30 AM
In Tasmania all primary schools go from kinder. Kinder is 3 days a week. Whilst I don't know a lot about preschool program's in other states, I see kinder as being different. The children wear a uniform, you pay levies to the school that cover materials and excursions only (and it is totally free if you qualify for student assistance), every child gets a place, almost every child in the right age group attends and the children have PE lessons and the like with the specialist teacher that does it for the rest of the school. My children have also done swimming lessons. Academically my children have bought home readers and have handwriting and number books. Whilst lots of learning by play, there are still structured lessons. Also in many schools I know there is a combined kinder and prep class, whilst I don't believe any preschool program's combine their classes with those doing their first full time year of schooling.
As a parent, my children starting kinder has been a lot more significant to me than them starting prep. Soi don't think it is quite as straightforward as made out.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:07 AM
thank you it did seem to be the southern states that used FYOS I literally couldn't work it out thanks heaps LOL now I feel liek a dumb ass
Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:42 AM
Gosh Ferdinand, I didn't realise it was that broad.
That is crazy!
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