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Glenelg primary - becoming a zoned school?

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    I've heard it may become a zoned school in the not too distant future.

     

    How does this work if we move outside the zone but our son is already attending it for a year or so. Would we *have* to move schools if we move out of the zone area or can he remain there?

     

    We should fall in the zone initially if they do go this route but I'm a bit concerned.

     

    We plan to be out middle of the year next year and place our son to do the last two terms of reception in the school if all goes well and we like it when we view it. It currently states on the website that it isn't a zoned school and all children are welcome. Just I don't want to haul our son in and out of a new school if he is settled and has made friends. We hope to remain living in the area but maybe not in Glenelg itself.

     

    Any pointers or feedback appreciated.

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    Guest Mrs Bon Jovi

    When we enrolled our oldest at school when we arrived it was zoned. Our short term accommodation was within the zone, and they wanted to see proof of our address before we were given the enrolment forms but we were told that once she was enrolled it didn't matter after that if we moved. We have taken a rental outwith the zone now for 12 months but want to buy back there after that, and not only has she not had to move, we also were able to enrol our youngest to start next term even though we are not in the zone but because he has a sibling already attending he gets a place. Presumably it would work the same in Glenelg :smile:

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    Thanks for that. Reassuring to hear. We'll be about 2 streets away from it when we move over and will be there for at least a year, maybe up to 2. The plan is to buy somewhere in one of the nearby suburbs but keep our son in the same school if all is well.

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    Once your child is in then they are in no matter where you move. The primary school my kids went to zoned at the end of the year my first went there. My other two were able to enrol in due course even though we lived 10 kms away from the school :)

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    That is good news :) We are looking at a few schools but the Glenelg one seems to be coming out on top atm. And its so close to where we will be living that first year or so. Of course, when we move it may well be a bit further away but then it won't matter.

     

    There don't seem to be many schools in the area and St Leonards is further away but still a possible. One is Immanuel Lutheran primary, the other is Our Lady of Grace school. But both are faith schools and so are not really going to be a consideration.

     

    I'm going to read up some more on both Glenelg and St Leonards anyways as that is pretty much our short list.

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    There is also St Peter's Woodlands in Glenelg. Anglican Private primary. Immanuel is an excellent school, but in Yr 7 they go to Immanuel College or elsewhere and the fees jump hugely inline with Senior school fees. Just an added thought if you don't like your shortlist. Also St PW often doesn't have many spaces as it's popular.

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    There is also St Peter's Woodlands in Glenelg. Anglican Private primary. Immanuel is an excellent school, but in Yr 7 they go to Immanuel College or elsewhere and the fees jump hugely inline with Senior school fees. Just an added thought if you don't like your shortlist. Also St PW often doesn't have many spaces as it's popular.

     

    Thanks. I'll check out St PW online. I hadn't seen that one on the map but am sure it will turn up. Do you have any thoughts on either school? Glenelg or St PW?

     

    I liked Paringa primary a lot when we were over last (got to spend some time there) and would be more than happy if we could get son into there but its zoned and we won't qualify for there alas.

     

    In the long term we hope to have son in a state primary and then if all goes well either into Brighton if we decide to stick with state schools or if we go private then hubby would like him to go private :unsure: Would be great if we could but a lot can happen between now and then so we have to wait and see for a few years.

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    People use it as a cheaper feeder for the privates, like Westminster. There's not much out that way part from St PW and Immanuel for Private primaries, other than the Catholic primaries which finish at Grade 5. It is therefore popular. I think St Leonards is smaller than Glenelg primary. I think it comes down to your personal bent really when you visit.

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