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    I really need some info on good primary schools on the gold coast. My twin girls start prep in 2011 and I want to find a good school for them. We currently live at Upper Coomera but we are willing to move if we find a good school as education is very imporatant in our house. Ive looked at various schools websites but I believe the best way to find info on a school is to hear it from the parents directly. So if anyone has kids at achool atm and can give me feedback it would be greatly appreciated
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    I like the look of Jubilee Primary School. Its at Pacific Pines. I have friends with children there who are happy. Other friends have just enrolled at Coomera Springs and they're very happy too.

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    My DS goes to Trinity - so far so good, worth a look - haven't got a bad thing to say about it.

    I have friends that have kids at Jubilee - they love it.

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    i'm in the same boat...just went thru the process of enrolling both dd's @ all saints,somerset,marymount and st vincents. Costing me a fortune with these app fees but they all have waiting lists and if i can't get into one..i just have to hope i get in another!

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    my dh read in the paper (i think) st michaels which i think is @ merrimac produced the highest # of op 1's on the coast?i think its called that..im new to gc so ive just been googling looking for good schools too.
    St hildas and tss have huge waiting lists so i woudnt bother.

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    My daughter just started prep and loves it, still only 4 but far too cluey to be kept back.
    I looked at private as well applied and am on the waiting lists for all saints and marymount. Didnt really bother with any other schools, St vincents is supposed to be v. good also... But I prefer to wait and get her straight into a school that she /they will stay @ up to yr 12.

    I then chose Miami State School as all the other kiddies from her daycare(Kool Kids) were going to that school and am pleasantly surprised with the fact that they had not only the class teacher, but one teacher aide and one teachers assistant(3 days per week). The teachers laid out the curriculum for the year for us and actively involve parents to participate in providing input to what we would like taught as extras. Swimming coaches etc.. are provided next door at Pizzey park and they have already started the extra after school sports programs for the kids.

    I was very pleased. A diary purchased when fees are paid, is taken home and required to be filled in every day and reading and homework is offered as an option but not compulsory. Good lil school

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemtwins View Post
    Hi All

    I really need some info on good primary schools on the gold coast. My twin girls start prep in 2011 and I want to find a good school for them. We currently live at Upper Coomera but we are willing to move if we find a good school as education is very imporatant in our house. Ive looked at various schools websites but I believe the best way to find info on a school is to hear it from the parents directly. So if anyone has kids at achool atm and can give me feedback it would be greatly appreciated
    Thanks
    My comment is below

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    Does anyone have kids at Varisty Lakes college? I know they only take kids from their catchment area and I am wondering if it is worth shifting there for this school?

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    My neighbours have children at Varsity and say it is a great school.

    My oldest daughter has been diagnosed with mild aspergers with learning deficiencies (literacy) so I changed her from Caningerraba to Burleigh Heads State School (grade 3) as they have special funding and she got 8 hours one on one a week with a special learning program and all their classes are small and have teachers aids.
    I just could not get this level of help she needed in private schools (and I researched all of them). But she is a special case.

    I guess what I am trying to say is depends on your child's needs and interests which school suits the best.

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    My daughter started at Varsity College this year (she's in Year 1) and she absolutely loves it. So far we are very pleased with every experiece we've had at the school...


 

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