Here's the deal:
My son has finished year 7 because of the summer holidays and is due to start year 8 at the beginning of September, however, we leave the UK on the 2nd October. He tells me the first two weeks of the new term will be introductions and baseline assessments which seems pretty futile as he will not be there to continue the curriculum anyway.
We arrive in Adelaide on the 8th October, which I understand is during a two week school holiday, so he would actually start on the 14th October. We have reserved a place for him to start at Woodcroft College, Yr 8 in January and they do not have any places for the 8 weeks of Yr 7 from October to December.
So the dilemma is that I don't want him to start at a school for 8 weeks in October, and then another one in January, having just moved half-way across the world, but this effectively means that he will not attend school from July to January, which of course, is too long of a break (although funnily, he's not complaining!!!). Having thought about it, I wondered about some home tutoring and I have gathered that some of you good people are teachers. Any advice on this would be very much appreciated.