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    Hi there

    I'm new here. My name is Mel, and I have two children aged 13 and 8. I've been home educating my kids for the last 7 years, and my eldest has long been desiring to head off to school - and now apparantly is the time!

    I obviously don't want to send them just anywhere - all the schools websites look good, but ofcourse they are going to put their best foot forward online!

    I am basically after some 1st or 2nd hand accounts of the local schools in the Maitland area. At the moment I am tossing up between Maitland Grossman High and Mt View High (in Cessnock)

    Any and all thoughts greatly appreciated!

    Thanks for your time!

    Mel

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    I went to Grossman briefly, a looong time ago and haven't heard anything bad about it. Don't know about Mt View. What sorts of interests does your child have, which one would be easiest/closest to attend, are you only looking at public schools etc?
    Teach children through love not fear.

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    Hi Mel

    I am a past student of Grossman and it was a good school to go to. It has a better reputation than Maitland High School which is up the road from it. (in the old days it was a boys high, grossman was a girls high)

    there are alot of highschools between Cessnock and East Maitland. Which is closer for you? Although they are public I think some of them do cater more towards certain subjects if your son has a particular interest in something.

    grossman has its own website http://www.mghs.com.au/

    If you can afford a little more the catholic highschool is very good - St Mary's is years 7 to 10 then st peters for 11 and 12. its in the heart of Maitland

    http://www.mn.catholic.edu.au/school...schoolcode=506

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    Another grossman one here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heartforhome View Post
    Mt View High (in Cessnock)

    Any and all thoughts greatly appreciated!

    Thanks for your time!

    Mel
    I know alot about Mt View and I would never, ever send my kids there. Mind you, Cessnock isn't overly close to Maitland so I would probably look more at the schools in the Maitland area.
    St Josephs and St Mary's are very good schools.

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    I recommend Grossman High.
    My two brothers go there and they really like it.


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    Thanks for your replies! I am curious as to what the negative views of Mt View are? I had heard it was a really good school?

    Grossman aren't taking any more students, so that one is out, unfortunately

    Mel

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    There is a steiner school at Raworth if you are interested in that style of learning. Their fees are around $1000 a term, bit cheaper for 2nd child.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heartforhome View Post
    Grossman aren't taking any more students, so that one is out, unfortunately

    Mel
    What area do you live in. I thought if you were in their catchment they didn't really have a choice.
    Teach children through love not fear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmyboys View Post
    I thought if you were in their catchment they didn't really have a choice.

    SO did i.

    The school next door to us has to take our kids cause we're in the catchment.
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