Ironically the most kids I see lounging, shouting etc are in Colonnades when Cardijn kicks out which is a private school so think it is just as much down to the kids and parenting as the school. Private does not always mean better - after all how many times has Eton been on TV for drug abuse in UK and that is a good enough school for the royal family
Originally Posted by passionate pom
We were told by lots of people not to send Dawn to Seaford K-7 as it had a bad reputation but Dawn loves it there and we are impressed by what we have seen.
Just saying keep an open mind and see the school yourself
Originally Posted by dglamoore
My post was about the catchment area for Port Noarlunga!!!!!!!.( as someone asked):D Maybe I should have made it more clear................but people made their own minds up. To make it clear....................I would not send my kids to Christies High school.......and I do know about it!!
The award for Seaford school was for the most improved school I believe.............at what level do you have to start at to become the most improved?..............I dont know,only a question?...Two different ways of looking at it.
ps ...My kids had an improving school in UK.(according to the figures).............it was poor to say the best!!!!!!.BUT IM not saying that Seaford is....I couldnt even tell you where it is!
Last edited by smit; 16-09-2007 at 10:12 AM.
[quote=dglamoore;13477]Quite interesting comments about Seaford High School - I am guessing that none of you have actual personal experience :(
The above quote , to me,considering there is only one other negative post, makes me think that ive been included. None of you sounds plural to me.
Obviously if thats not the case I apologise..................and a perfect case of misunderstanding the written word
Originally Posted by ozziespurs
We went to Aus last Nov for 3 weeks, while we were there we called in at the schools primary and secondary schools and were shown around the schools. ( very impressed ).
We also got letters from the schools guaranteeing our children a place in 2008.
Seaford is spot on, great area and thats were we defo want to live once we get our visa.
Try looking at these schools on the internet.
Seaford 6-12 school. This is a secondary school less than 10 years old, great modern facilities. www.seafordhs.sa.edu.au
Seaford K-7 School ( primary school ) email@example.com
Our kids are 8, 11 and 17.
Fantastic brand new shopping cente in centre and you Noarlunga shopping cente about 1.5 miles up the road from Seaford.
There is a big sports/leisure centre in Noarlunga, swimming pool, gym etc.
The beach is fantastic at Seaford, and yes the property is very cheap in Seaford, your looking at a 4/5 bedroom property some with a pool some without but most have lots of land with the houses for between £115,000.000 to £130.000.000.
I fyou need any more info dont hesitate to ask.
My two kids both went to state schools in seaford with no problems. Interesting question - if you were in the uk would your kids go state or private? Why would you put them in private here if not in the uk?
It amazes me how many times I read about brits coming over and jumping into private without giving state the chance. Maybe it is the 'Jones's' mentality that unfortunately seems to be making its way over here now.
Maybe its because private education here is so cheap compared to the UK. Maybe people presume state schools are no good here as many of them are in the UK?
Originally Posted by aussie90
I wasnt aware that the two schools i have mentioned were private schools ?
I just thought because you have to pay a small fee, that is how it is in Aus.
the standard of state schools i have worked in so far would be closed down and put on emergency measures in the uk - as parents we are very very concerned - i would describe them as badly run youth clubs - i am hoping future schools i work in shortly will be dramatically better but talking to other teachers gives me little hope...
any parents who care about the quality of their childrens education pay particular attention - there is a reason over 40% go to private schools - even some of these have alot to be desired i am told from teachers working in the private schools....
sorry but teachers in cut off jeans wearing dangling ear rings doesnt warrant one ounce of professional standards (thats the male teachers) in what is a demoralised state education system (interesting reading in the advertiser) which has little or any expectations from students regarding achieveing their full potential.......who ever desribed kids as "feral" was spot on in the schools i have worked in so far......
the uk state education is VERY VERY GOOD, with a little less testing and number crunching it would become OUTSTANDING - make no mistake about that from a teaching couple with 33 years teaching experience in state schools in the uk..........
i would like nothing better to say in a few months time it was just those schools i have been working in as a relief teacher then i can simply put it down to undesireable catchment areas
i rest my case - performance league table the only way forward to drive standards up.....i cant believe im saying that but ive been through it all and its being muted here...
im open to criticism, open minded and maybe im best not naming schools but i will say one thing - DO YOUR HOMEWORK ;)
WELCOME TO S.A. HOME TO HOONS, REDNECKS AND MORAL HYPOCRACIES......:D
its a great place but not so great i would sacrafice my kids education.......time will tell