In SA they have to be 5 years old….or 5 y.o. by a certain date to start school that year. If children start school too soon, sometimes they are not mature enough to cope with the changes and learning skills. I know a girl who started school this yea. Her birthday was just before the cut off date. We are surprised that she is struggling and has been put in a special class part way through the year. As there are a few other pupils that were also transferred she just thinks she’s got a new teacher she doesn’t like.
Published 27th June 2019