30 Jul 2010 10:57 PM
|Family of four moving out to Perth November 2010. Daughter 13 (14 in Dec) who's currently at a private school in the UK. Son will be 9 in October.
Both are good at sports, especially swimming. Came over in May to validate visa stayed NOR (Kingsley) but have friends SOR (Canning Vale). Can anyone recommend a good school (Private or State) or advise us of a link so that we can look at school stats (ie value added)
My son is currently in a Catholic School and we would like to continue with this type of schooling in Perth. Currently looking to rent a furnished house but would ideally like to be in a catchment area close to a good school.
Can anyone recommend a good school NOR or SOR
Any feedback welcomed as it getting stressful now.
Darren & Joanne|
31 Jul 2010 10:32 AM
|High schools run specialist programs, if your kids are good at and enjoy swimming might be good to get them into a school that runs the specialist swimming program.
This is the link to the list of programs available on the Education departments website.
The link will also get you to the Education departments home page.
02 Aug 2010 12:52 PM
|Our daughters go to Corpus Christi and Yidarra Catholic schools in Bateman and we are really pleased with them. The teachers and pupils were great in getting them to settle when we got here and they have made some great friends. The good thing too is that the schools are next to each other which makes it easier when taking and collecting them. We have found the teachers in both schools to be approachable and willing to sort out any problems that we have had. The choice in subjects in Corpus is brilliant, our daughter has been able to try a lot of different subjects, which has helped her to decide what she wants to study in years 11 & 12.
If you are looking at Catholic schools here, you will need a letter of recommendation from your parish priest in the UK.
Good luck with your move.
02 Aug 2010 10:03 PM
I can only recommend Catholic schools NOR that I have heard from friends are good.Google them for any information that you want, or alternatively send me a private message if I can help with any other details.
Primary school: Padbury catholic(Padbury), Whitfords catholic(Craigie)Our lady of Grace(North Beach)
High school: Sacred heart(Sorrento), Mater Dei(Edgewater) Prindiville catholic college(Ocean Reef)Irene McCormack(Butler)