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Is there an FCJ or Grammar School in Adelaide?

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    Guest scoobiedad

    Hello,

     

    We are looking to emigrate to Adelaide but our 11 year old daughter has just passed the entrance exam for an FCJ Grammar School. We know that there are other FCJ schools in Australia and wondered if there is one in Adelaide.

     

    Also, what our the best areas to live when wanting to work in the food industry? I am currently employed as a Maintenance Technician in a tea factory and would be looking for similar work in Adelaide.

     

    Thanks. :wubclub:

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    Guest Leanne & Mark

    Whats fjc??

     

    In Australia she wouldn't go up to secondary until year 8. i think some off them have entrance tests, not sure if the primary schools put them in for the tests or you can just go to the school and apply.

    you'll have to wait til those the otherside wake up to get some better info i'm afraid.

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    Hi scoobiedad,

    there are no FCJ schools in Adelaide, the only one I know of is in Melbourne. Catholic schools here are private schools, but their fees are usually lower than some of the other types of private schools. High school starts at yr 8 when most kids are 12-13.

     

    If you are looking for an academic selective type of programme there are three state schools here that run this type of programme. These are Aberfoyle park, Glenunga International and Banksia Park. The kids sit a test for entry into the IGNITE programme in yr 7 about Feb. The test involves reading, writing, maths and a Ravens test which tests reasoning. Across the three school there are about 180 places. When my daughter took this exam there were about 400 kids sitting for the three schools. Some of these kids also sat the scholarship exams for private schools. These tests are managed by ACER and it is possible to sit them overseas, but I'm not sure about the IGNITE one as you apply to the school directly. In the IGNITE programme you can be selected to do yrs8 and 9 in one yr or to do the years sequentially, but be extended in the subjects that you are good at.

    www.gihs.sa.edu.au is Glenunga's site and you will find links to the IGNITE programme there.

    www.acer.edu.au is the way to the scholarship info.

     

    There are grammar schools here but they are private schools and the children don't sit entrance exams unless they are trying for a scholarship.

     

    There are also some state schools here which follow the IB system, so there is a choice in yr 11 of doing SACE ( south australia's cert of ed.) or the senior diploma for IB. Hope this helps

    Rachel

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    Guest scoobiedad

    Thanks for the info. I'm sure everything will become clearer in time. FCJ schools are Catholic Girls Grammar Schools. I thought there was one in Melbourne but wasn't sure about anywhere else.

     

     

     

     

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    Yes the one in Melbourne is Genazzano FJC but it is a private school.

     

    If you are after a girls school there are 2 state schools which are all girls, Mitcham Girl's High and Gepps Cross Girls High.

     

    There are also some Girls catholic schools which have reasonable fees. They all belong to different catholic denominations,like Dominican etc. Let me know if you want more info on them later.

     

    Rachel

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    Guest Maddisons
    Hello,

     

    We are looking to emigrate to Adelaide but our 11 year old daughter has just passed the entrance exam for an FCJ Grammar School. We know that there are other FCJ schools in Australia and wondered if there is one in Adelaide.

     

    Also, what our the best areas to live when wanting to work in the food industry? I am currently employed as a Maintenance Technician in a tea factory and would be looking for similar work in Adelaide.

     

    Thanks. :wubclub:

    Hi scoobiedad

     

    There is an all girls catholic middle school just near Brighton in SA. It is called Marymount college but I think it is just a private school and not a grammar. Both of our girls will be going there. The private catholic school system is three tier, with both the primary and high school being mixed sex but the middle ones being single sex. The headmistess said " we keep them apart during the hormonal years!!"

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Paula:jiggy:

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    Hi scoobiedad

     

    The headmistess said " we keep them apart during the hormonal years!!"

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Paula:jiggy:

    OMG that sounds like something out of the 1930s or St Trinians!:biglaugh:

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    It's only in the Catholic schools South West region that primary school ends at gr5. The kids then choose between Marymount (girls)or Sacred Heart middle(boys) for gr 6-9, then back together at sacred Heart senior for gr 10-12. They can also choose to stay Coed by going to Cabra which goes from gr6 -yr12.

     

    Catholic primary schools in the rest of Adelaide go upto yr7, after which they can transfer to any of the Catholic High schools or State High schools or anywhere for that matter. not all kids who attend the catholic primaries stay in the catholic system, as the fees for the Catholic high schools can be much higher than for the primary schools.

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