Grade
Placement

Grade Placement

Children are placed in a grade according to their age. To enter a grade the child must be the age given below by 1 October.

Starter Class students to be 2 1/2 and toilet-trained
Pre-school students to be 3
Pre-Kindergarten students to be 4
Kindergarten students to be 5
Grade 1 students to be 6
Grade 2 students to be 7
Grade 3 students to be 8
Grade 4 students to be 9
Grade 5 students to be 10
Grade 6* students to be 11
Grade 7* students to be 12
Grade 8* students to be 13
Grade 9* students to be 14
Grade 10* students to be 15
Grade 11* students to be 16
Grade 12* students to be 17

 

In exceptional circumstances, a student may be placed in a grade other than that of his/her same age peers. In these cases, the following factors are taken into consideration:

  • previous school experience
  • academic achievement
  • social/emotional development

Parents must provide report cards that show successful completion fo three previous years of schooling (where applicable).
A student may be required to take an admissions test or be evaluated for acceptance.
Children requiring learning support may be accepted if it is agreed that AIS can accommodate them successfully.