Canterbury researchers say children starting school later in the year could be at a disadvantage
Canterbury researchers say children starting school later in the year could be at a disadvantage to schoolmates with birthdays before June
17 July 2019
They say every extra month spent in Year 0 and 1 increases a child's chances of achieving NCEA level 3 by up to 6-percent.
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Auckland Primary principals association president Heath McNeil parents shouldn't worry, and that children are moved when they're ready.
Neuroscience educator Nathan Wallis disagrees.
He says our education system needs to catch up with research.