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    I've never personally heard of bullying at Moorooka! To my understanding it's a very close knit school and I've met the principal and deputy (through work) and they don't seem the kind to let that kind of thing slide. Also last term a young girl from the school died (medical issue, nothing school related) and it seemed the entire school was effected by this. My godson will be starting prep there in two years.

    On another note, Yeronga SS has a fantastic literacy programme, vacation/after school programme and do very well in testing. The p&c are fab and the "community" feel is great and they work well with the high school to integrate the kids moving up after yr 7.

    Junction Park (at Annerley) whilst small is also quite good and one of the best music programmes.

    As for private schools locally, there is MaryMac (co-ed jnr, girls only snr) which are ok.

    St Sebs at Yeronga small co-ed primary. Boys tend to go to st lauries and girls Somerville at high school. Great school, only know of one crappy teacher there (in my opinion).

    Alternatively, you've got St something (name blank) at mt Gravatt which is a feeder for clavioux. All co-ed pretty much on same grounds so very similar to p-12. Good school with great programmes. Clavioux prefer catholic but you've a better chance if coming from their feeder school. Oh it's St Bernard's. My cousins go there. (1 just finished yr1; one finished yr7 and one finished yr9 - all

    As for some of the other schools mentioned around camp hill/carina boys tend to go to Villanova (Coorparoo) and girls to loreto (camp hill) as their secondary private school.

    Be cautious of some state p-12 schools as they are often used in trial purposes...

    SD goes to private primary school, however she will be moved to a p-12 in yr 6 when our baby will start prep at the same school however we will be down the coast by then. Will be a good time to move her as that's the start of middle school. We've already had to enrol her!

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    Sorry, dropped my phone when DP rolled over!

    Christian outreach college at mt Gravatt is also good. I know people (who are not really churchy people) who went/go there and loved it and one of them got an OP2. Their son however, left there and went to Churchie (at Coorparoo) but the two youngest are still there now (grade 10 and 7). Apparently you need to book in early though and they prefer #1 professional parents. (Not sure if this is true or the mother I know is just really really up herself - which she is) They put on a decent Christmas concert.

    Also before I meant to say loreto is in Coorparoo and as pp said, San sisto is camp hill. Sorry I always get them confused.

    As I've said in another post, try to get along to p&c type events where you can mingle with other parents in the school, as ultimately these people will be your child's friends and more than likely you'll have to deal with them too.

    Sorry if this doesn't help at all, I'm very tired haha. I work with a lot of the schools I've mentioned, however Moorooka is just out of my boundary so I've only met them through combined school events.

    Good luck on choosing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombiekitty View Post
    I've heard great things about Seton College at Mount Gravatt East.


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    Seton college caters for learning difficulties, social disorders and disabilities. Wouldn't send a child there that didnt fall under this criteria

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    Clairvaux is a great school and I know the principal of st Bernard's personally and he is brilliant. Would recommend Macgregor primary. Excellent academically and also great music program. Have had a lot to do with schools in the area and I'll be sending my son to Macgregor - best school I've come across yet. My school website reflects this. Above average in naplan in all criteria

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    St bernards and clairvaux mackillop college work like a p-12. Otherwise st Thomas more in sunnybank is a great high school. I'm an alumni of st b and cmc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombiekitty View Post
    I've heard great things about Seton College at Mount Gravatt East.


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    Isn't Seton for kids with learning delays or disabilities ??

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    Isn't Seton for kids with learning delays or disabilities ??
    Yes it is.

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    I never knew? I thought it had SN kids there but not exclusively for them?


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    Everything I can see online says its for children of all learning abilities


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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleBug'sMum View Post
    I've heard good things about Wellers Hill Primary School, it's not P-12 though. Not sure exactly how it works with the catchment, but it's not far from Moorooka.
    I to have heard really good things (we were contemplating sending ds there but we moved)

    Also the school off Ipswich rd (Waldheim street) I think (something junction) forgot sorry is also apparently very good. Ds went to Kindy across the street and more then half the children now go to that school from his Kindy. Nice well educated families. It's small and it's a state school.

    I know coorparoo has some very good schools if u want to drive that far. Most inner city schools would be pretty good I'm sure. I haven't heard anything bad about Moorooka either.


 

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