I have a question regarding my children and when they will have to start school/preschool.
My family and I will be arriving in South Australia in September of 2013. When we arrive our children will be 4 years old (born March 2009) and 7 years old (born July 2006). my first question is at which stage of schooling will each child enter - Preschool, reception or primary school?
From what I understand, our younger child would enter preschool in the beginning of term 4 and then go on to reception year in 2014. Is this possible or would we have to wait until term 1 of preschool (reception) in 2014?
Our older child would enter preschool in year two of reception? Could he be enrolled in term 4 of 2013 or would we have to wait until term 1 of 2014?
My last question (for now) is regarding help for children when English is not thier first language. Although both our children understand English very well (albeit with a slight Welsh accent), neither of them speak English pefectly - our eldest boy has already started school, but everything is in Hebrew (since we live in Israel at the moment). I am sure they will pick it up quickly, but was wondering if there are systems in place to help them in the school or would we require special assistance?
Any help or advice would be appreciated.