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    Hi, we will be coming over next year and would really be grateful if someone could advise on some good public primary schools to send my son to. He will be 7 next year and is good in music and art. After some research, I am looking at Marryatville, Trinity Gardens, Athelstone and Highbury schools. Does anyone have any experience with these schools? Your comments are highly appreciated!

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    Both my kids go to Burnside Primary School, not far from Marryatville. It's a fantastic school and both of my children have excelled there. They run a buddy system where little ones, buddy with the older children, and it works so well. Nothing bad at all to say about the schools, teachers go out their way to see and speak to you. I have my son's teachers mobile no and can call her if I need to. I have this understanding with her as I work 4 days out of the week, so don't get much time to speak in school.

    Let me know if I can help further

    Prema

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    Both my kids go to Burnside Primary School, not far from Marryatville. It's a fantastic school and both of my children have excelled there. They run a buddy system where little ones, buddy with the older children, and it works so well. Nothing bad at all to say about the schools, teachers go out their way to see and speak to you. I have my son's teachers mobile no and can call her if I need to. I have this understanding with her as I work 4 days out of the week, so don't get much time to speak in school.

    Let me know if I can help further

    Prema

     

    Hi Prema, tks for your comments. I heard about burnside from another forum and know that it is a very good school academically. What are the specialist subjects that they offer? And what are the dominant nationalities there? Also are they a zoned school? Sorry for my many questions. Many tks!

    Yvonne

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    Hi Yvonne,

     

    Burnside is a great school, sometimes even now I still get amazed that the teaching levels are so high, and it's a public school. My kids first went to a private school and I was not happy they were very behind, not settling and I put this down to us arriving in another country and it was to be expected. I didn't know the area so well and whilst walking I stumbled across Burnside school. I walked in and met the principal. I didn't even have an appointment he sat with me twice for over an hour and we talked and talked. I felt bad to move the kids again, but with the principles help I found out the children were in a year above what they should have been and hence the struggle. I moved them after 2 weeks and the school prepared for them to arrive. The kids had a morning to be introduced to their classes and school so that they would not feel intimidated. It's a very caring school that gets results. Every child has some form of one on one if they need extra coaching.

    When you talk about specialties, the school covers every aspect so everything is covered very well. I wouldn't say that there is something that would excel above all others. Their currently building a new double floor building, and it will be the same as the rest of the school very high tech. They just had a new gym built and there are aways improvements happening. They offer before and after school care as well as vacation care, Which is a bonus for me. All in all they take pride in the school and I love that. One other thing the library is just fab!! very modern computers every where, great books. They spend a lot of money on new books I know as I help to cover them when they come in. Even parents can borrow books. The school is zoned, check out the website and you can see the area, class sizes are approx 26 to a class.

    Dominant nationalities, first I would say Aussie, but there is a very good mix of Italians, Asians, Indians. You'll find that the kids are always kept busy with lots of projects that they choose to bring home, they are so passionate about the work and are always hungry for more, I have to tell my two to slow down and take a break.

    If I can help further let me know.

     

    Prema xx

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    Guest nickcoumbe
    Hi, we will be coming over next year and would really be grateful if someone could advise on some good public primary schools to send my son to. He will be 7 next year and is good in music and art. After some research, I am looking at Marryatville, Trinity Gardens, Athelstone and Highbury schools. Does anyone have any experience with these schools? Your comments are highly appreciated!

     

    My son goes to Linden Park Primary (not far from Marryatville or Burnside). It is very good and well regarded by the locals. He has adjusted and integrated really well, and he is much happier than when at his last school in the UK.

     

    It is relatively easy to get into and they are very friendly and helpful. Definitely worth a look.

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    I second the comments on Linden Park. My 3 kids all went through there and got a very wide and varied education. I liked that the school was very multicultural, with International students from Korea as well as migrants from various other countries. There were no real behaviour problems which couldn't be dealt with by the class teacher. Being an IB curriculum school, it means that your child can move seamlessly onto a number of state highs or privates which also follow this curriculum at least for the Middle Years programme.

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