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Enrolling kids in primary school, transfer from US

My husband and I are taking a temporary assignment in Australia with our children. The US school year is Sept. To June and we are moving in June so my children will either need to repeat part of a grade or miss half a school year and jump to the next grade. I've searched everywhere to find a comparison of the US curriculum and Australian curriculum to help us decide to hold them back or move them forward.

Can anyone offer comments on how the two school systems compare? Will my children need to qualify or be tested for grade placement?

I'm sure children transfer throughout the year so how do people make it work? My children will have completed grade 1and 3 before we move.

Thank you!

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