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Veteran principal says more prep students may need to repeat next year – The Age

Many prep students would be better off repeating their foundation year to avoid falling behind permanently, Dandenong North Primary principal Kevin Mackay says.

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Many of the schools students would have had no conversations in English during several weeks of being at home learning remotely, Mr Mackay said.
The government will not want to see a lot of repeats … but I still think there is a place for some of the preps to repeat, particularly in our case where they dont have English, they havent been to kindergarten and the learning they have had has been disrupted.
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