Our girl/boy twins turned nine in year three. We had kept them back a year (they did two years of kindy/pre-school) as they were end of June babies. In Queensland the cut off is 30 June. If they hadn’t had been born prematurely, they would have been going to school the following year, so we decided to keep them back. So far, I don’t regret holding them back at all.
To separate twins at school or not?
Our twins were in the same class in Prep and Year One at school.
You can read about their first year of school HERE.
We were going to split them in Year Two, however our teacher said that there was absolutely no reason to split them as far as their school work and school relationships went. So why put the extra pressure on myself to have them in separate classes and have to remember two different library days, two different swimming days etc. She had two children of her own (two years apart). She said if she had a choice hers would be in the same class purely to cut down on the mental load.
My partner had been away working FIFO for the second half of Year One. We weren’t sure what was happening with his job for the following year. So we decided to keep them together to make MY life easier.Continue Reading →