Guest Christinalouise

Secondary schools and College/Uni Seaford area

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    Guest Christinalouise

    We are due to be emigrating within the next 6 weeks or so. I have a 14 year old and a 17 year old. We are looking into Seaford Rise area to live but i wondered what the schools and colleges are like within that catchment?

     

    My 17 year old daughter has just completed A/S levels and would like to go to uni. My 14 year old son will obviously going to secondary school. I understand catchment areas are important for schools and would like to live somewhere with a good secondary school within the catchment.

     

    Any advice much appreciated.

     

    Thanks

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    Guest Guest12727

    The most suitable Uni will depend on what your daughter wants to study. Flinders University's main campus is in the Southern suburbs, but may be difficult by public transport. Adelaide Uni and UniSA have main campuses in the City, so transport from anywhere is possible. However, if she wanted to study teaching for example, that is at UniSA, Magill campus, East of the City, so that could be a long commute from Seaford Rise, into City and out again on the bus.

     

    Check the SATAC website for information on tertiary level courses and admissions. This website also tells you about TAFE.

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=satac&oq=satac&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.1646j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=119&ie=UTF-8

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    You can check the zones here for high schools.

     

    http://www.decd.sa.gov.au/locs/pages/default/HS_Zoning_Region_03/

     

    Of those in that area, Brighton is the most in demand and desirable. Hence rentals can be hard to come by and cost more. Same for buying.

     

    You can Check Seafords naplan results also.

     

     

    Seaford is approx 30kms from Brighton.

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    Seaford Rise would be in the zone for Seaford 6-12, but if you were happy to go private there are a few within easy drive of Seaford: Tatachilla Lutheran College, A Waldorf-Steiner School in Willunga, Southern Vales Christian College - you'll notice a religious theme running though the fee-paying schools! but as far as I can tell you don't necessarily need to be of a particular faith to enrol your child.

     

    Our eldest goes to Willunga High School, which is zoned so I can't help with any others I'm afraid but I'm sure there are lots on here who could.

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    Willunga is taking children from outside the zones I believe and private costs around $4500 per year but worth every dollar! It gets expensive when you are sending 3 though. My daughters go to a catholic private school and we aren't Catholics, we just looked at Cardjin this week for my daughter for 2016 which again is catholic but I think as long as you can pay the fees that's all that bothers them.

     

    Your local public options would be seaford 6-12 which as mentioned is your zoned school then possibly Willunga or Christies beach, my son goes to Willunga and has done really well.

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    Seaford Rise would be in the zone for Seaford 6-12, but if you were happy to go private there are a few within easy drive of Seaford: Tatachilla Lutheran College, A Waldorf-Steiner School in Willunga, Southern Vales Christian College - you'll notice a religious theme running though the fee-paying schools! but as far as I can tell you don't necessarily need to be of a particular faith to enrol your child.

     

    Our eldest goes to Willunga High School, which is zoned so I can't help with any others I'm afraid but I'm sure there are lots on here who could.

     

     

    Walpdorf Steiner school is absolutely fantastic they have their own approved curriculum. It is a very unique school in appearence eg the library is in the shape of an open book the science lab a sound wave and the year 4 Viking ship. The children are the centre of everything. It is fee paying but in my opinion very much worth it. Have a look at Steiner education on the net. Good luck . Seaford rise us lovely but the school is about 10-15 minutes away by car .

     

    kathy

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    The Waldorf school looks like Hobbiton, it's quite something else! I enjoyed visiting it when we looked around at the schools here and I think it probably offers a real alternative.

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