Rachiegarlo

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    The school my daughter attends is going to reshuffle its focus from being an R-12 Girls school. For those of you looking for private education for your children well Annesley College is of next year a coed primary school which will aim to have a robust education meeting the criteria of both IB and the new National Curriculum. It will be Early Learning Centre to yr 6 ( as most privates with a secondary school begin at yr 7.)and families will then be able to select a secondary school which suits their child. The school will run single sex classes in Maths and Science to ensure that gender learning differences are accounted for. The Annesley Learning centre will also encompass a childcare centre onsite. In 2013 The Annesley Womens College will reopen on the site taking only girls in yrs 10-12. It will be a uni entrance focused school but girls will also undertake a service/leadership component whether it be within the new primary school or in sporting teams etc. The Women's college will also plan to provide mentorship links within business and academic environments. The school will be a mid fee level school. My daughter is in year 12 this year so it is not something that will affect us but if you think your older daughters may be interested in a year or so keep an eye on the school as an option. It has a lovely setting and good transport options.

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    Guest mandmick

    Hi

    I got this e mail today and it sounds like they're trying hard to get back on track.

    As we're still a bit undecided which private school to send our daughter to, I may go and have another look around.

    What does the mid fee level mean?!

    Thanks!

    Mandy

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    There are three fee ranges in Adelaide private schools. Low fee schools are schools like Trinity, Woodcroft, most Christian Schools. Their fees are usually up to about $6000 a year. Mid range are schools like Concordia , Loreto etc with fees around the $10000- 14000 a year mark. High fee schools are schools like Saint Peters, PAC, Seymour etc where fees can be upto $20000 or more a year. The fees are not determined by the quality of education, but by how much funding the schools receive. You as a parent then make up the gap to what it costs in real terms to provide education to the student. In real terms the cost of educating a student is accepted to be around the $20000 mark whichever school sector is used. The older more established schools who have students from higher socio economic areas ( as deemed by the government statistics) receive the least funding and therefore have to charge higher fees.

     

    The important thing to remember is that your child will have to go somewhere else for senior school, but girls will have the option of returning to the Senior College at yr 10 if this is the style of education they are leaning to or interested in.

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    What are the poor girls currently in Year 11 going to do? Seems really tough to have to start at a new school and cope with Year 12 stuff at the same time.:sad:

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    I know it is disappointing for them, but they will be better placed than the mad rush last year that left only 5 yr 11s at the school for this year. There were appalling strongarm tactics used by other schools to get parents and girls in a highly emotional state to sign up and pay up, as well as school buses from other schools circling the school at pickup time when their route never came past the school. Last years yr 11s who moved all settled in well to their new schools, yes they missed some things but in reality once yr 12 kicks in , it kicks in really quickly whichever school you are at. With last years cohort of year 10s spread through the various schools, most of them will know someone, including some of the state schools. Annesley encouraged resilience and they have had some practice with the events last year.

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