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    LINDEN PARK PRIMARY

     

    Website: http://www.lindenpkr7.sa.gov.au

    Size : around 700 children from REC to yr 7

    Facilities: Gym, tennis courts, New classrooms in some areas. Library. Two ovals.

    Language: French

    Extra Curricular activities: Tournament of minds. Sports. Chess. Festival of Music, Band.

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    Well it's been a few years since we used this school and it has undergone a revamp with new classrooms built and the gym extended. The school is now split into 2 areas : R- 5 who follow the IB Primary curriculum and yrs 6-7 following the first 2 yrs of the IB middle years program. This school regularly hosts International students from Korea and also has a wide ethnic group of students. Parents are usually behind the school policies 100% so few major behavioural problems occur. Students mostly move onto Private school or to Glenunga High or Marryatville High.

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    Guest roula

    Thanks for the review. Checked out the website and it seems to be a pretty large school. Do you know how many classes are in a year group and how many children in a class? I'm interested in primary schools that follow the IB program. I know that Melbourne only has a handful of government primary schools that follow IB at primary level. Are there many in Adelaide do you know? Sorry for so many questions. I will have to contact DECS although have found they are not prompt at answering emails and the time difference makes it tricky to phone.

     

    Thanks,

    roula

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    There are usually 3 to 4 classes in a year group. Some will be composite classes, as yr 3/4 together. It just depends on student numbers. Class sizes were about 26 in the R-2 years and up to 30 ish in the Primary but they do try to keep them as small as possible. There are quite a few IB primary schools here. They are usually clustered around a high school that does IB. So in this area there is Glen Osmond, Magill, Marryatville, Burnside and a few more. There is another cluster including, Blackwood Primary, Belair, Coromandel Valley and some more.

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    Guest Billious

    Website: Welcome to Pilgrim Primary School

    Size : 190 boys and girls from Reception to year 7.

    Facilities: situated on a 3 school campus. 3 ovals, resource centre, gymnasium, new $2.5mil performing arts centre, OSHC (Out of School Hours Care), new art/science lab

    Language: English

    Extra Curricular activities: sports teams, junior and senior band and choir, SHIP program (Students of High Intellectual Potential), dedicated part time Special Needs teacher

    What you personally like / dislike. Pilgrim is a Christian/Church school linked to the Uniting Church.

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    Guest katieb

    Has anyone looked at Primary schools in the Wynn Vale/Gulfview Heights/Golden Grove area? Any recommendations.

     

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    Katie

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    Guest natstar

    Website: www.modburyc7.sa.edu.au

    Modbury School Pre-School to Year 7

    Size : 200

    Facilities: Gymnasium, Special Class, spacious modern classrooms

    Language: English

    Extra Curricular activities: Sport, Choir

    What you personally like: This school has a country "community" feel because of its size. It recently achieved the greatest improvement in South Australia for National Testing results. Children are treated as individuals, and new-comers are welcome. The school is right next to the major shopping hub of Tea Tree Plaza.

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    Guest jaxndel

    Does anyone know what the primary schools are like around Seaview Downs?? Thanks

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    Guest krishny

    I am from SriLanka. We are going to migrate to Adelaide in April 2012. I have two kids. One aged 13 and the other 8. Will you please tell us in which grade they will be in 2012?

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    Guest Maria Day

    Hello PIA,

    Amazing site and a great help for us Brits moving to Oz. I have a son, 10 years old born on July 2001. Also have a daughter, 7 years old, born on June 2004. What grade should they be? Many thanks.

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    Guest weelou

    Hi your 8 yr old will be in year 3 or 4 and your 13yr old will be in year 8 it depends on when there birthdays are, hope this helps, Louise

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    Maria, your 10 yr old could be in gr 4 and your 7 yr old in gr 2, but depending on the work they have done etc, they may be in gr 5 and 3. Usually they like to keep kids with their peers.

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