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  1. R377

    R377 Well-Known Member

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    Could we please make a school zone/catchment thread ?


    As we know parents are willing to pay a premium to send their kids to the best schools - being in a certain school zone can add $$ to a property.

    Can we have this national thread of the best private and public schools in each state and any important / links / info all in this one thread ?
     
  2. pianissimo

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    Vic public schools :
    Glen Waverley, Balwyn North, McKinnon, North Melbourne
     
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    Top 5 public schools in WA, from 2014 WACE results:

    Perth Modern School (selective school, entry only via Gifted and Talented exam, no school zone)
    Willetton Senior High School
    Churchlands SHS
    Rossmoyne SHS
    Shenton College

    The top 5 schools are consistent performers. The play some musical chair every year...but always in the top 20
     
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    SA Public Schools:

    Linden Park Pri Sch
    Rose Park Pri Sch
    Highgate Pri Sch
    Glenunga International High Sch
    Marryatville High Sch
     
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    We discovered today that in NSW each child has the choice of the high school for which they are zoned as well as a single sex school in the area. Preference is given to the most local kids, siblings attending the school then those further away

    Something to keep in mind.
     
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    A few of these surprised me, and after looking at a few different sites, it seems you're abit off on a few...
    WA's top 10 schools (percentage of stage three enrolments with WACE course score 75 or over)
    All Saints' College
    Perth Modern School
    St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls
    St Mary's Anglican Girls' School
    Christ Church Grammar School
    Presbyterian Ladies College
    Hale School
    Santa Maria College
    Penrhos College
    Perth College
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Catalyst

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    @Jamie_ I wrote down Top 5 PUBLIC schools. The rest of the Top 20 schools in 2014 are private schools.
     
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    The Sydney ones are easy, just look at the NAB warning list.

    So is Canberra (I think), the selected few primary schools with the language immersion program - Mawson, Telopea and another one...
     
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    Elaborate please and provide some examples of what you mean?
     
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    Carlingford is on the list - Murray Farm and Carlingford West.

    Hurstville is on the list, Hurstville Primary have a pretty good rep, same goes for Kingsgrove which is on the list too and Kingsgrove Primary has been one of the better ones in the area for donkey years. The Chatswood's one escaped me but it's been renown to be completely out of real estate to plonk another demountables in.

    Is that enough for you neK?
     
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    Top non-selective NSW government high schools (based on HSC results):

    - Willoughby Girls High School
    - Killara High School
    - Cherrybrook Technology High School
    - Epping Boys' High School
    - Cheltenham Girls High School

    http://bettereducation.com.au/results/hsc.aspx

    NOTE: that all of the high school above are at northern Sydney area.
     
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    This thread seems a bit random and subjective. I guess what you really want to know is which schools zones are most in demand?

    Private schools dont have zones do they? So they wouldn't put too much pressure on house prices.

    some public schools might be amazingly oversubscribed but not have amazing results.

    this is a good website for ranking schools. https://bettereducation.com.au/results/vcePublicSchoolResults.aspx

    Also this one might be useful http://www.myschool.edu.au
     
  13. Scott No Mates

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    No they don't but their mere presence can influence the demographics of the area. Eg Riverview (2066) has an elite boys college - it's not surprising that the % of boys in the suburb is well above the statistical norm.

    (Or maybe there's something in the water? )
     
  14. AusMover

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    Same is true for Camberwell Grammar Schools (separate schools for Boys & Girls) in VIC .....Both Grammar Schools are considered among the best in VIC....

    Even though these are private schools, have considerable influence over Canterbury, Camberwell and nearby suburbs' property prices ......

    A lot families decide to rent their PPORs elsewehere and move into that area for close proximity to the Grammar Schools.....
     
  15. neK

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    I don't think that correlation works.
    Hurstville Boys high isn't the greatest - Sydney tech doesn't count as its selective
    Kingsgrove High isn't the best either.

    For every suburb in Sydney that is on that list, some with have good schools, some will have bad... it actually appears that Carlingford and Chatswood are probably the only two. To say good schools are on the NAB at risk list is just silly.

    Kamchatsky posted the top non selective schools. None of those are in the suburbs listed.

    Hurstville Primary has a score of 99
    Kingsgrove Primary has a score of 83
    Burwood Primary has a score of 97
    Strathfield South has a score of 99
    Yagoona has a score of 74

    I seriously don't see any correlation between good schools and the nab suburb risk list.
     
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    Middle class labor voters and/or high proportion of middle class asian parents are the recipe for excellent and public high schools in melbourne.

    Box hill - asian
    Balwyn- asian?
    Glen waverly - asian
    Uni high - labor
    Mckinnon - ?
    Mount waverly -?
    Melbourne Girls -
    Northcote - labor
    brunswick - labor
    Albert park - labor
    Princes Hill - labor
    Fitzroy - labor
    Frankston- ?
    Strathmore- labor
    Buckly park - ?
     
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    What are the Brissy ones? :)
     
  18. property world

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    From being in WA that would be accurate.

    Just on results though they are heavily biased. Schools such as these tell certain kids not to do TEE or whatever it is called these days because they wont do well and wont be a good look for the school. Basically say if your not going to be in that 75+ range then they try and talk you out of TEE.

    Just a quick question in the know. Do these schools have catchment zones?
     
  19. Catalyst

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    @property world

    No catchment zone - Perth Modern. It's a selective school, the only one in WA. Only way in is via Gifted and Talented exam.

    Willetton, Rossmoyne, Churchlands and Shenton all have school zones.
     
  20. Scott No Mates

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    Do kids go to high school in Brisneyland?