I guess it depends on where you end up buying. Belmont is a nice area and the local primary schools are quite good. I like Belmont primary as it's nice and quite small. Belmont high is probably one of the best public secondary schools in Geelong.
Having said that, we live out the other side and are looking at leopold primary and possibly saint ignatius for secondary.
Same here. I went to Sacred Heart in Geelong and had nearly 3 years of hell there. I had friends whose daughters also went to Sacred Heart and were bullied also. It got so bad that they ended up getting a restraining order. Police were involved as well. They put their daughters into Kardenia international College and they thought it was great. Kardinia is also getting very high marks. Higher than Grammar. Suprising as their fees are a quarter those if Grammar. I'll be giving them a call in the morning. I've already withdrawn my son from College. He's very happy.. if he's happy, I'm happier.
we are thinking of Highton primary school and Bellaire Primary school as an option for my daughter. She's 3.5 yr old now. We also apply for Kardinia International College but not sure that we could get through (as a kid from a family we know just jot rejection last month for kindergarten).
Can you pls give some ideas of those schools as we moved to geelong not long and this is our first kid, so it's is hard to pick one. We're living in Belmont but happy to move if need to relocate somewhere good for kid.
Thank you so much.
Both get good results. High ton is an IB school if you're interested in that.
We have our son enrolled in Clairvaux Catholic primary and St Roberts Catholic in newtown which is a very good school hard to get into unless you live in newtown
I've heard Chill well primary in newtown is great to and fyans park primary
Montpellier is meant to be good
Christian college has a good rep
Kardinia wouldn't accept my son either for kinder they interviewed us and my son like a test ... put me off the school big time
My son will continue on to st josephs
First, my child is 17 weeks old, so far from a bully.
Second, I was horribly bullied in high school.
Third, my response was referring to the parents of the bully. That it is just as much their responsibility to help combat bullying as it is the school's. A child isn't just a bully because of what school they go to, it usually has to do with home life as well. It's an issue for parents too, that's not a comment that is ignorant or mean.
It shouldn't matter how much you are paying, bullying shouldn't be a problem anywhere.
What's your problem? I don't believe I deserved to be attacked. I'm sorry you're having a hard time with schools but you're misinterpreting my comment and obviously have a problem that I'm ok with Geelong College. Maybe you should go back and read all my comments...
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So you don't agree that parents/family are a major influence on the behaviour of children? Then why do we all work so hard to bring them up well?
I'm a teacher and I can assure you that no bully is ever going to stop his or her behaviour without full support from the family, which is often (but not always) sadly lacking.
Last edited by HollyGolightly81; 10-06-2014 at 22:45.
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