I didn’t get to write a blog post during November as I was so busy at work. Schools around Australia are getting ready for the Summer holidays. Teachers are marking yearly exams, writing reports, putting up Christmas decorations and preparing end of year picnics to the beach. It’s an incredibly busy time, and then we get 6 weeks school holidays.
It makes sense to me to end the school year at the end of the year. Each school term is about 10 weeks long and then we have 2 weeks holiday. In our Summer holidays, we celebrate Christmas and Australia day in January.
Kids start kindergarten when they are 4.5 or 5 then finish primary school at the end of year 6. High School starts in year 7 and goes to year 12. Then they usually go to get a trade or go to university.
We have state schools, Catholic schools or independent, which can cost a lot. My son goes to the local state school which is a great little school with 600 students. It is surrounded by bush (forest) and they often have bush walks.
Also most schools have a school uniform. Even socks and hairstyle need to be a certain way for each school.
What are schools like where you are from?