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    Quote Originally Posted by clbj View Post
    My DS is probably going to an IB primary school in wa - I suspect the other one

    I'd love to get some feedback from the IB parents if possible as we have 4 different options for primary school (3 independent and 1 state) and I'd especially like feedback for how it suits little boys in general.
    Some offer it part way through primary. My sons is from prep. Are you going from prep?

    I'd love to hear how other parents like it for their kids. To be honest I didn't really focus on it for my girls and I'm a bit sorry. But their girls school is incorporating lots of aspects.

    I still remember when they reopened Fitzroy high and it offered IB for year 11 and 12 I kept thinking it was short for irritable bowel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    Montessori, IB are both based on forms of using inquiry learning for kids to explore the real world, investigate and basically become independent learners.
    One of our local primary schools is starting to adopt this philosophy as well. I wouldn't be surprised if over the next decade this would be full integrated into all main****** education. I've also heard that this is creeping into high school education as well.

    Because of this progressive way of teaching/learning, we are considering moving to another catchment area so we can get the benefit of this open learning philosophy without having to pay for it #winning !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    I agree wholeheartedly with this. Yet my public school is a massive let down.
    Very disappointing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Some offer it part way through primary. My sons is from prep. Are you going from prep?

    I'd love to hear how other parents like it for their kids. To be honest I didn't really focus on it for my girls and I'm a bit sorry. But their girls school is incorporating lots of aspects.

    I still remember when they reopened Fitzroy high and it offered IB for year 11 and 12 I kept thinking it was short for irritable bowel!
    Yes, from prep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clbj View Post
    Yes, from prep.
    Wonder if we might be going to the same one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Wonder if we might be going to the same one?
    I doubt it, only because you mentioned earlier that it was pricey. I'll PM you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I think in Sydney there are only 3 that do it
    Here is a list of all the schools in Australia. Looks like there are quite a few now.

    http://www.exfin.com/ib-schools-australia

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    I think only 8 in Sydney is low - I've noticed in the USA and New Zealand it's primarily public schools that do it - I wonder if Australian public schools are looking into it?

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    There are more in SA than nsw. Interesting given population numbers.

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