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    hi all,

     

    just want to know if anyone knows of any good state secondary school for sport? our eldest son is 15 and his life is all around sport, so if anyone can point us in the right direction we would be very greatful. also we have two other children ages 10 and 7 so a good state primary school would'nt go a miss. these schools will determin where abouts we are going to settle, not really decided yet and time is ticking so to say. we have been looking around the norwood/ marryatville area but that is not a given that we will goto these areas.

     

    many thanks

     

    tracey

     

    arriving in oz on the 2nd sept 2011

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    Some of the schools have specialist programs in particular sports: see here - http://www.decs.sa.gov.au/sport/pages/sport/specialistsportsch/?reFlag=1

     

    What sports does your son like particularly? I wouldn't worry too much about school sports, as there are hundreds - probably thousands - of sports clubs that he can join outside of school. Marryatville High is an excellent high school in lovely grounds - although they are mostly known for their music specialisms. Norwood Morialta also has a very good reputation generally. Can't think of any primary schools around there that don't have good reps for your younger ones either!

     

    Bear in mind that where a south australian school mentions football, they probably don't mean the round ball game!

     

    If your son excels particularly at a sport, you are best off looking to settle somewhere where you have easy in and out access to the city as the elite clubs tend to be city-centric, so you might not want to inflict, say, a 45 minute/1 hour drive there and the same back for every training session.

     

    HTH

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    Our eldest is in our home town's, school of excellence football team, he has done so since he was 7. He plays for the under 15's age group for football, so he has excelled rapidly. He would like to continue this if he could. My son (7) plays football and daughter (10) plays football & netball but also enjoys horse riding. In general the out door life is essential for us as a family...hence why we are moving!!! :)

     

    Thanks for your info' anything else you wish to add would be a great help any links etc thank-you

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    Henley High School at henley beach has a specialist soccer program. http://www.henleyhs.sa.edu.au/home

     

    The primary schools in this area are okay as well. However if he is accepted as a specialist student you don't need to live in the school zone. It may mean a bit of a travel, but it widens the areas you can look to live in. There are also many football clubs and he could also try out for the state team. there are plenty of opportunities. Most primary schools have sports teams for common sports such as netball, footy, soccer, cricket and sometimes softball and hockey. There are plenty of riding schools in the nearby hills too.

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    When we went to the Henley High open evening they said there were only 7 places available per sport each year, so competetion is very strong. You obviously apply when you join the school in year 8 so I'm not sure if older students can get accepted.

     

    Underdale High School has a Football (Soccer) Academy Program which is fully endorsed by the Football Federation of South Australia and has close links with the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) and the State Development Teams.

     

    There are lots of clubs around Adelaide, compared to back in England it seems very well run and plenty of opportunities for children. See the FFSA website http://www.ffsa.com.au/

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    Guest Peachie

    Underdale does have a good soccer program and a new garage (motor shop course) that cost 2 mill its the cleanest most tidy garage I've ever seen If your son wants to be anything auto then can't beat that program Underdale has, also a SHIP program that sent a 14 year old to unie this year The soccer course also trains the kids to be refs etc a small bonus also the uniform doesn't suck as much as some other schools lol

     

    My daughter is into rowing so goes to adelaide high, most schools have sports clubs but for expert for coaching may wana state club or need a specialist high school program

    Henley high only except onto special sports entry at year 8 (may be an option for your younger two but have about 15 different specialist sports) other schools in this area are adelaide (rowing and cricket) and Seaton (baseball)

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