Education

 

 Primary and Secondary Schools

For information on any of our schools in Australia, browse the Adventist Schools Australia Website    

 



Class/Age Structure

If your child is moving schools from different states in Australia, New Zealand or Pacific Islands, the following table will help you determine what class they should attend.

Within Australia and New Zealand the ages for most children attending school is from 5 years to 18 years. The Islands of the Trans Pacific and Papua New Guinea vary slightly from 5 years to 19 years.

All schools operate a Class year of 1 to 12 with some areas also providing early childhood classes under the titles of kindergarten, transition, preparatory or reception.

The following table gives the age limits for each school year in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. 

Comparative Table

Australia Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory

Queensland

South Australia

Tasmania

Year 12
17y 6m

Year 12
17y

Year 12
17y 6m

Year 12
17y

Year 12
17y 6m

2nd Yr
HSC
16y 6m

Year 11
16y 6m

Year 11
16y

Year 11
16y 6m

Year 11
16y

Year 11
16y 6m

1st Yr
HSC
16y 6m

Year 10
15y 6m

Year 10
15y

Year 10
15y 6m

Year 10
15y

Year 10
15y 6m

Year 10
15y 6m

Year 9
14y 6m

Year 9
14y

Year 9
14y 6m

Year 9
14y

Year 9
14y 6m

Year 9
14y 6m

Year 8
13y 6m

Year 8
13y

Year 8
13y 6m

Year 8
13y

Year 8
13y 6m

Year 8
13y 6m

Year 7
12y 6m

Year 7
12 y

Year 7
12y 6m

Year 7
12 y

Year 7
12y 6m

Year 7
12y 6m

Year 6
11y 6m

Year 6
11

Year 6
11y 6

Year 6
11 y

Year 6
11y 6m

Year 6
11y 6m

Year 5
10y 6m

Year 5
10y

Year 5
10y 6m

Year 5
10y

Year 5
10y 6m

Year 5
10y 6m

Year 4
9y 6m

Year 4
9y

Year 4
9y 6m

Year 4
9y

Year 4
9y 6m

Year 4
9y 6m

Year 3
8y 6m 

Year 3
8y 

Year 3
8y 6m 

Year 3Year 8y

Year 3
86m

Year 3
8ym

Year 2
7y 6m 

Year 2
7y 

Year 2
 6m

Year 2
 

Year 2
 6m

Year 2
 6m

Year 1
6y 6m

Year 1
6y 

Year 1
 6m

Year 1
 

Year 1
66m

Year 1
66m

Kindergarten
5y 6m

Kindergarten
5y

Transition
5y 6m

-

Reception
5y 6m

Preparatory
5y 6m

 

Comparative Table continued

Victoria

Western Australia

New Zealand & Cook Islands

French Polynesia

Trans Pacific

Papua New Guinea

Year 12
17y 6m

Year 12
17y

Year 13
17y

Year 13
17y

Year 12
18- 19y

Year 12HSC
18y

Year 11
16y 6m

Year 11
16y

Year 12
16y

Year 12
16y

Year 11
16y 6m

1st Yr HSC
17y

Year 10
15y 6m

Year 10
15y

Year 11
15y

Year 11
15y

Year 10
15y 6m

Year 10
16y

Year 9
14y 6m

Year 9
14y

Year 10
14y

Year 10
14y

Year 9
14y 6m

Year 9
15y

Year 8
13y 6m

Year 8
13y

Year 9
13y

Year 9
13y

Year 8
13y 6m

Year 8
14y

Year 7
12y 6m

Year 7
12 y

Year 8
12y 6m

Year 8
12 y

Year 7
12y 6m

Year 7
13y

Year 6
11y 6m

Year 6
11 y

Year 7
11y

Year 7
11 y

Year 6
11y 6m

Year 6
12y

Year 5
10y 6m

Year 5
10y

Year 6
10y

Year 6
10y

Year 5
10y 6m

Year 5
11y

Year 4
9y 6m

Year 4
9y

Year 5
9y

Year 5
9y

Year 4
9y 6

Year 4
10y

Year 3
8y 6m

Year 3
8y

Year 4
8y

Year 4
8y

Year 3
8y 6m

Year 3
9y

Year 2
7y 6m 

Year 2
7y 

Year 3
7y 

Year 3
7y 

Year 2
7y 6m 

Year 2
8y 

Year 1
6y 6m

Year 1
6y

Year 2
6y

Year 2
6y

Year 1
6y 6m

Year 1
7y

Preparatory
5y 6m

-

Year 1
5y

Preschool /Kindy
3-5y

Kindy
5-6y

-

 

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