People at school and college

@maximax8 (28547)
United Kingdom
January 29, 2013 11:43am CST
In my home country most children begin school at age 4 years old. They are in foundation year group. My son is now in Year 1 and his class is mixed with Year 2. He will keep his teacher for two years and hopefully his same assistant. These children are aged 5 to 7 years old. Children leave primary school when they are 11 years old. Then they go to a secondary school until age 16 years old. After this they are free to leave school: go out to work or continue to more studying. Which age do children begin school in your home country? Do you have a teacher you especially enjoyed when you were at school? What was your choice when you got to school leaving age?
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@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
30 Jan 13
My son is turning 13 this year. He's at Grade 7 and will be going to junior high this fall. He's also going to a different school as the school he's enrolled in do not offer junior high curriculum. I went to high school when I was 13 too. But that was after Grade 6, as the set up for school was different back then.
• India
30 Jan 13
In Kerala the kids are brought to school at the age of five. They are admitted to the first standard during the age. Sometimes there occurs slight difference is some cases due to some issues but this seems as a common to most of them. The schooling age ends within 10 years, which means when the kid finish his SSLC examination. After finishing up he goes for higher secondary education for two years. After attaining it the student or the kids have the right to choose what they need. They are moved to the different fields and it really depends on the kids wish.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
30 Jan 13
Just like in your country here in the Philippines kids start going to school at age 4 also, the school called Nursery and followed by kindergarten. When they finished kindergarten they will turn-over to Primary - Grade 1 to Grade 4 then grade 5 to grade 6 called elementary. Then after grade 6 they will go to high school for 4 years. After that they will allowed to go college.
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
30 Jan 13
people ideally tend to change at each stage and they wont be the same all the time and it is quite common to see such kind of people and it is their natural and human behaviour even with teachers also
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
I started when I was 3 years old. But there were different teachers each year. I actually went to 3 schools before going to College. Well, I was supposed to be studying just on the first school I attended to but there were some irregularities in term of accepting students for the primary level. And my parents weren't into such. So, I went to an all-girls Catholic school for 2 years. And on the following year, my brother was starting school and so my mom wanted us to be in one school, so I had to transfer to another Catholic school that allows both boys and girls. My dream was to become a doctor. But I took up Dentistry instead.
@ulan12rc (223)
• Qatar
29 Jan 13
Now a days children are usually attending school at the age of 3, they can start socializing which I think is very necessary for growing kids. In my time I started at the age of 5 in pre-school and finished my degree at 20. I can continue taking more higher education but I decided to find a job to help in our daily living instead at that time.
@Bhebelen14 (5206)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Here in my country today as early age of 3 or 4 most of the children are going to school but i remembered I was 6 years old when I started to go school. The teacher was my aunt and she really makes me fell comfortable so that I will not cry inside the classroom. When I am in grade school I really enjoy the company of our grade 2 substitute teacher because she was very friendly and a good teacher too, she gave prizes for those who got a higher score in every exam. I finished my first degree course at age of 21 and the second one at age of 25.
• United States
29 Jan 13
In the U.S., children typically go to school starting at the age of 5 or 6 (unless they are enrolled in pre-K) and graduate at the age of 17 or 18. Of course, our (future) children won't be attending school. I believe very strongly in home education, and that is what our family shall pursue. I think that it is the route that best fits who we are as a family.
@Janurmas (645)
• Indonesia
29 Jan 13
Interesting topic. I my country, children begin school in 6 years old to enter a primary school. Usually finished the primary school until age 12. After that, continued to junior high school, commonly finished in age 15 years old. Then, continued to senior high school, commonly finished until age 18 years old. After graduated from senior high school, it is free whether to get a job or continuing to higher education.
@Archie0 (4669)
29 Jan 13
Over here in my country children start going to nursery or play groups at the age of 2.5 or if their parents think that their children are yet not prepared then they are sent to school directly at the age of 3 or 3.5 years. they finish entire schooling at the age of 15 or 16, and again they are sent for higher education like bachelors or masters. Here maximum kids start earning after they are 21 otherwise until then they pursue higher education. Even after they exceed their 21st and have been working somewhere, they still pursue higher education. In India we have so many children who kept learning and now they are adults in their 30's and are still learning, while they are doing their jobs as well.
@mensab (4206)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
in my home country, children go to school at the age of three and four. that is the formative year for children. i remember when i went to school for the first time, i was seven years old then, going eight. i was nervous and excited at the same time. my sister brought me to school. after a while on that same first day, i was playing all over the classroom. i had fun. now, i am still in school and probably will end up working in school.
@subhojit10 (7382)
• India
29 Jan 13
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well it is very disturbing to hear about such early education of the children at your place. I think education system should be such that they get to learn things at the right time and age. This will make them creatively and effectively otherwise they would be burdened by the time they leave schools and colleges. What say?