Hi kim you have listed some schools on your post but it all depends on where you choose to live.
And tell your better half to bring all his paper work for plumbing so he can go to ocba and also an up to date cv as our company has just landed 300 new houses so will need a few new plumbers all the best Al.
hi again kiki read your thread n looking at my notes have got mcclaren primary school as a good one hope that helps,got the house need the school
Having read your post saying that you have just bought a house in Aldinga you haven't mentioned their local schools. My wife is a teacher and says that the local public school has a very poor reputation, but that she has been talking to a lot of people recently who reckon that Galilee catholic school is very up and coming. She said that at a meeting this week it was mentioned by people very high up in DECS (dept of education and childcare) as being very good
hope this helps
Didnt know about Galilee but will look it up. Thanks for everyone who responded this post was a slow burner but we got there in the end. Do I just make an appointment when we arrive for our visit or do you suggest calling from the UK and do it that way.
Thanks in advance for any advice. What about Moana Primary or nurserys any updates on that part of the post.
We had some info e-mailed through from Galilee school, and it looks nice Very new. Good thing, they have room in Reception for Molly. Bad news, waiting lists for every other year. Grrrr.
Hope to see you soon. Julia
hope your trip in march goes well we are also visiting au in march but wont be in adelaide until april. We also are hoping to move to adelaide in next 12 months and our daughter will also be four so any information on what is in store for the pre-schooler that you manage to find would be greatly recieved.Have a good trip thanks
Originally Posted by Kiki
I had a tour round Moana primary last year as it has a very good reputation. The school seemed ok, but the headmaster was leaving at the end of the year so I was reluctant to send my kids (7 and 5) there as the general way of things out here seems to be that schools can change from being great to bad and vice versa depending on the head teacher.
Likewise I had heard that Seaford K-7 used to have a reputation that was not so great but know people whose kids go there and they are really happy with it.
Its such a confusing issue and a massive one - the kids have so much change that chosing the right school for you and your kids is something only you can decide on. Take your time when you arrive -we made the mistake of getting the kids straight into school to help them make friends quickly and settle, however the choice of school was not right for them.
Three yr old start kindergarten(kindy) the term before they start full time kindy. Children start school the term after they turn 5( or midterm if the school does it). The kindergartens are funded for 4 terms of 4 sessions(4 X 1/2 day, 2X full day, or a mix) so your child starts kindy 4 terms before the term they start school. If your child turns 5 oct-Jan they start in term 1, January. if 5 between Jan and April, they start term 2, If 5 between June - Aug, start term 3, then the rest start term 4. However if they start in terms 3 or 4 they stay in reception for the following yr aswell. The term before they start kindy they go 1 session a week for that term. Some kindys have playgroups for younger children, but they have to be accompanied. There are private montessori kindergartens that begin at 3. Some private schools also have kindys that start at 3, but of course these are not free. Actually no education is free here, there is a materials cost involved at all levels.