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    Default Prep schools around Rochedale?

    Please could I get some advice/suggestions for schools around Rochedale / Springwood / Daisy Hill area? Im wanting to send my son to somewhere local (he is due for prep next year) - my husband is set on John Paul College but i'd like to have a few options and am worried that my son might not fit into the very private/strict regime of John Paul? Has anyone got recent reviews on John Paul / St Peters / Springwood Road State School in particular? Or reviews on any other around the area would be great! I'm looking for a friendly/smallish school.

    thanks!

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    St Edwards is great, as is St. Peter's. Calvary is good too. All significantly cheaper than JPC.

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    If your son is starting Prep next year you would be hard pressed to find a spot in a private school. St Edwards, St Peter's and JPC are very popular. Your best bet would be to send your child to a state school next year and put his name down on a wait list for a private school.
    My daughter goes to Calvary at Springwood and it is a great school. Small with only 300 students. Teachers are lovely and they really care for their students. Parents are really involved in the school as well.
    In regards to JPC I know of someone that pulled their child out in Year One due to bullying. JPC is all about the money as well.
    State schools I have heard that Springwood Road, Rochedale and Kimberley Park are good though Rochedale and KP are big schools with well over 800 students.

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    Rochedale ss has a very good reputation

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    And zoned.

    OP - ask at the private schools. They sometime do leave 2-3 vacancies for people that just move in. Rochedale SS is a good school but you must be in their zone.


 

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