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Old April 27th, 2008, 12:35 AM
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Default Top public & private primary schools in Melbourne

Which is the top public & private schools in Melbourne?

A lot of people talk about Balwyn High for public high school, but I can't find its streets zone. Any ideas?

What about primary schools?
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Old April 29th, 2008, 02:15 PM
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balwyn high zone is roughly whitehorse rd in south, narrak rd/greythorn rd in east, eastern freeway in north, and bulleen rd/severn st/ in the west (with rough line going through small roads from end of severn st to whitehorse rd).

houses in the balwyn high zone now average over $1 million. might be some cheaper unit or flat in the zone.

other good schools is glen waverly high also this is high regarded. other good schools are camberwell high.

you should look for a school does not have a lot of refugees. most of australians who promote to bring lots of refugees to australia would NEVER send their children to a government school with refugees. (well thats the truth dont blame me if you dont like the sound of it).

primary school advice is similar to what i already said. many of the refugees who start school cannot speak any english, and cannot read and write in their own language anyway. this holds back other students. that is why people pay huge fortune to live in some parts of melbourne.

why do you want to go to government school? are you local or international? one of the really saddest thing i see is when the agent brings a student from like japan and puts her into a government school with lots of refugees and the japanese student family is PAYING for it. local australians pay a lot of money to NOT go to these government schools. even the local australians who promote refugees would NEVER send their children to school with them.

australia must have a great reputation in some country and people think it is good to pay to go to a school here that is daily crime zone with even some race fights happening. this is out of the sight of most people becoz it hits the low income people and other recent migrants like vietnamese so the idiot australians think there isnt any problem.

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Old April 29th, 2008, 10:49 PM
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Thank you for the zone. I couldn't find it on the web. I've lived in Camberwell 7yrs ago & absolutely love the area. My preferred suburb is still Hawthorn East as it is nearer to the station but it doesn't make sense buying there if a few blocks further out we have an option of putting the kids to either a good public school (if we can't afford it) or a good private school.

I've heard friends mentioning increase in houses prices around the Glen Waverly area due to the school, but we prefer to live closer to the city.
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Hi ,
My son is going to start school next year.i am new in reservoir,melbourne.Can anyone tell me which private schools are good around here.and what about public schools.i have heard public schools are totally dependent on the area one lives in.So can any one tell me the reputation of public schools around preston and reservoir.

As far as private schools are concerned if some one can give me an idea about fees as well.
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"primary school advice is similar to what i already said. many of the refugees who start school cannot speak any english, and cannot read and write in their own language anyway. this holds back other students. that is why people pay huge fortune to live in some parts of melbourne."

The reason i can see what he is saying is because i have a child in prep this year, in his class there are 6 out of 19 children that started the year unable to speak a word of english.....one teacher can only do so much, there should be a specialist program designed to help these children, they should NOT be put in with the same mix of kids that can speak english when the teacher has to spend 3/4 of the day with these 6 children because they dont understand what she is saying.....and just to add to it, these kids that start school not able to communicate with their mouths.....use their fists, my childs teacher has told me MANY times how frustrating it can get for her because they need sooo much more time spent with them before she can even begin teaching the majority of the class.

But i guess thats the price you pay for public schooling. Above everything else, we as parents should be picking up where the system lacks....if they wont educate them properly, then i'll do my best to make sure i do everything i can to help them.

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Old November 11th, 2009, 03:46 PM
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But i guess thats the price you pay for public schooling. Above everything else, we as parents should be picking up where the system lacks....if they wont educate them properly, then i'll do my best to make sure i do everything i can to help them.
You could probably check our your local catholic school as well. They can sometimes offer a cheap alternative to the government schools if the government school has problems. There is no guarantee the problems won't also be at the catholic school as well though.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 09:17 PM
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Melbourne High and MacRobertson high are both good public schools, however, they arent co-ed and are selective. Balwyn High School is the best non-selective government run school in the state according to the VCE school ranking system this year. Scotch College is a good private boys school, PLC is a good private girls school.

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I don't mean to be harsh, but Ken Lee is right. I feel sorry for these refugees and wish them all the best. I'm sure the next generation of them would be productive Australians. But I would never send my children (if I had any) to schools with a large refugee population. Let's get real people. These people are from war torn countries and many of them are illiterate. The schools with a large number of refugees are exceptionally underachieving and have a lot of problems with violence and bullying. This is to be expected. It's not their fault. But it doesn't mean you should send your kids to these schools just to be politically correct. Likewise, you should avoid schools in white blue collar (bogan) areas where the students are incredibly feral.

If I were you, I'd see where the Chinese are sending their kids. Along with Indians, Malaysians, Sri Lankans and Singaporeans, they are the most aspirational, upwardly mobile migrant group in Melbourne.

Most private schools and selective entry schools are free of these problems. Keep in mind that latter group of schools generally have a substantial portion of their students from those 5 ethnic groups and that White Australians are sometimes a minority. This is particularly true for the two best Melbourne scools, PLC and Melbourne High.
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Hi , I live in Epping , northern suburbs in Melbourne , does anyone know or advise me of good primary or private catholic schools in the area.....I have to enrol my son this year for prep starting 2011.....thanks
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Smile Moving to Melbourne in Feb 2012- Looking into Primary Schools, Work & Rental places

Hi
Myself and my Family- husband and 2 children are relocating from NZ to Melbourne Feb 2012.
Have been to Melbourne on holiday before and love the place- hence the move over.
Could any ppl out there please give me a heads up on:
* PRIMARY SCHOOLS- what to look for, cost, uniforms, locations etc
* Work- My husband is a qualified builder, has been building for 7 years, currently works as a foreman- Also has a degree in IT- studied at Massey University- Palmerston North- Are there construction ppl out there able to point him in the right direction?
* Rentals- Places to live-- what is a nice area? not overly expensive but close enough to civilisation- schools, public transport,shopping centres.
We arnt fussy nor precious but love the aussie lifestyle and keen to get over there!!
Cheers all!!!!!!!!
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