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    Hi,

    Just wondering whether anyone sends their children to or knows anything about Brighton Primary School. I have been looking at their website, the school looks quite good. My daughter is 10 soon to be 11 and is really interested in creative writing. I cant seem to find any schools that specialise in this but i guess all schools have an emphasis on storywriting. Thanks

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    Hiya,

     

    My Son went there for Year 1 (before we moved). It has a good reputation but we didn't have the best time there. It's a very large primary school..... something like 700 - 800 pupils. Perhaps Aaron just had a bad teacher, but we never got on well there - poor communication, an expectation we should know all about the education system here and a general feeling of being unwelcome. I'm pretty sure most of it was just because no one knew who we were, but then no one ever offered help either.

     

    Aaron's current school is about half the size and we are generally much happier. I personally prefer a school where teachers and staff know not only who my child is, but who I am too. There is still a lack of communication in some aspects, but I'm starting to think thats an Aussie thing, lol. The Dept of Education (DECS) here works very differently from the UK and it is difficult to know what to expect sometimes. My middle son starts reception next term.... I'm hoping that if we start from the beginning then I might gain some kind of insight as to how it all works!

     

    Good luck,

     

    Jo xx

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    Hiya,

     

    My Son went there for Year 1 (before we moved). It has a good reputation but we didn't have the best time there. It's a very large primary school..... something like 700 - 800 pupils. Perhaps Aaron just had a bad teacher, but we never got on well there - poor communication, an expectation we should know all about the education system here and a general feeling of being unwelcome. I'm pretty sure most of it was just because no one knew who we were, but then no one ever offered help either.

     

    Aaron's current school is about half the size and we are generally much happier. I personally prefer a school where teachers and staff know not only who my child is, but who I am too. There is still a lack of communication in some aspects, but I'm starting to think thats an Aussie thing, lol. The Dept of Education (DECS) here works very differently from the UK and it is difficult to know what to expect sometimes. My middle son starts reception next term.... I'm hoping that if we start from the beginning then I might gain some kind of insight as to how it all works!

     

    Good luck,

     

    Jo xx

     

    Thanks Jo, out of interest what school does your son go to now ?. I would prefer a smaller school also. The school my daughter currently attends in the Uk is half that size. Do you know of Paringa Park ?

     

    many thanks

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    Thanks Jo, out of interest what school does your son go to now ?. I would prefer a smaller school also. The school my daughter currently attends in the Uk is half that size. Do you know of Paringa Park ?

     

    many thanks[/QUOT

     

     

    Moving to brighton also and have 4 kids.Was thinking of putting them into Brighton Primary School also.Seems to have great reports etc..

    Would be interested to hear what other people have to say!!

     

    Siobhan

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    Hi Siobhan

    i have been in touch with Brighton PS, and so far they have been helpful. I have put Charlottes name down on waiting list, but because im not entirely sure where we are moving i thought i would do this just incase. not sure now because of the size, but Brighton ps and secondary both have fab reviews. If i find out anymore info i will keep you posted.

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    Hi Siobhan

    i have been in touch with Brighton PS, and so far they have been helpful. I have put Charlottes name down on waiting list, but because im not entirely sure where we are moving i thought i would do this just incase. not sure now because of the size, but Brighton ps and secondary both have fab reviews. If i find out anymore info i will keep you posted.

    :wink:

     

    Thanks Teresa.My eldest Katie has just turned 11.I have been in contact with school also and very helpful.We have a rental in Brighton so it is the nearest school to us.We are flying out next week so will have a good look then.What other schools are you looking at?

     

    Siobhan

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    Hi Siobhan

    have also been looking at Paringa Park Primary. Perhaps, if you get a chance you can let me know what you think of Brighton, and the schools that you look at. That would be really helpful. Although, when we come over i should have a bit of a chance to look around. Was thinking that it would be nice to try and get Charlotte into school and meeting a group of friends before the schools break up in December. Tbh, im really looking forward to it because i wont have to work straight away so i will be able to go out and about with my 2 yr old, but i really feel for Charlotte because i think she will have the largest upheaval of us all. I know it will be worth it in the long run, hopefully this will provide our children with a better lifestyle and future than the UK can offer them.

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    hi, teresa its rachel, just read the post about brighton school, didnt realise it was a large school, i do prefer the small schools where everyone knows the child and the parents, but will have to go and look, its the same in uk if you start a new school later than reception everyone has made friends and parents have their own groups and its hard to make friends with other parents.....

     

    my son is in year 8 at moment starting in sept in uk so does that mean he will go into year 7 in oz??? bit confused is that still primary??? help please does anyone know??? he is 12, daughter is 8, in year 4 in sept uk coming t oz in october 2011 thanks rachel

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    "my son is in year 8 at moment starting in sept in uk so does that mean he will go into year 7 in oz??? bit confused is that still primary??? help please does anyone know??? he is 12, daughter is 8, in year 4 in sept uk coming t oz in october 2011 thanks rachel"

     

    My daughter is 7 and is in yr1. My friends have daughters who are 8 and are all in yr 2. If my daughter was still in uk she would have been about to start yr 3 - seems so bizarre that shes still only in yr 1

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    Hi, i have to put my children back to school in sept in uk as we are not coming till october, when they get to adelaide i think it goes on what age they are at the time as to what year they go in, but it doesnt really matter anyway too much, just a bit confusing for them as its different to uk.... They look forward to going up a year not down as they think they have to do more school years!!!

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    hi, teresa its rachel, just read the post about brighton school, didnt realise it was a large school, i do prefer the small schools where everyone knows the child and the parents, but will have to go and look, its the same in uk if you start a new school later than reception everyone has made friends and parents have their own groups and its hard to make friends with other parents.....

     

    my son is in year 8 at moment starting in sept in uk so does that mean he will go into year 7 in oz??? bit confused is that still primary??? help please does anyone know??? he is 12, daughter is 8, in year 4 in sept uk coming t oz in october 2011 thanks rachel

     

     

    You'll probably find he goes back into Year 7 (final year of primary) till the end of this year, then goes up to High School in January. That will also give you a chance to look around and find the best High School for him from "on the ground" as well.

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    My Son now goes to Hallett Cove East. Sorry, not heard of Paringa Park!

    Hi Jo

    thanks for the reply. I really liked the look of the Hallett Cove area, but not sure about commuting into CBD. Will check the journey time for the trains. I know it sounds like a stupid question but i have noticed that the property in the Brighton area within our rental price range lacks yard space, is this a similar situration in Hallett cove ?. The max we can spend on a rental is realisticly $550 per week, do you get better value for money in Hallett cove ?

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    hi, teresa its rachel, just read the post about brighton school, didnt realise it was a large school, i do prefer the small schools where everyone knows the child and the parents, but will have to go and look, its the same in uk if you start a new school later than reception everyone has made friends and parents have their own groups and its hard to make friends with other parents.....

     

    my son is in year 8 at moment starting in sept in uk so does that mean he will go into year 7 in oz??? bit confused is that still primary??? help please does anyone know??? he is 12, daughter is 8, in year 4 in sept uk coming t oz in october 2011 thanks rachel

     

    Hi Rachel

    my daughter was born in Sept 2000, on monday she will start in yr 6 in the UK. Brighton ps have emailed me that she will be in yr 6 this year. Its all a bit confusing. Originally i thought she would go straight into secondary school. The other confusing thing is that if you wiki it, all states seem to have different procedures for schooling start ages. I think i will continue to look at schools and areas, and just try to arrive in Adelaide mid October so that we can get her into school and settled. We are fortunate enough to have my oh company renting a property for a month for us so that we can get a little settled. It should give me some time to look at schools. You know what its like in the UK. You may love the look of a school due to its academic results but when you come to visit it, it might not feel right. Will keep you posted anyway

    t.x

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