Yes they can. I believe that all religious schools must allow a certain percentage of non religious students to be enrolled in the school to be eligible for some government assistance?
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15-02-2012 18:18 #11
15-02-2012 18:20 #12
Is there a difference in extra assistance/extension of learning with gifted kids? Just as my daughter is very advanced for her age and I like the idea of schools or classes that push this..... I had heard that some catholic schools have smaller class sizes and more assistance for kids? Am I right on that?
15-02-2012 18:24 #13
15-02-2012 18:31 #14
Thank u for that - I am going to Townsville in April to have a look at the two - so hard to know what to look out for! Especially since I only know the nz schooling system not Oz! Eeeeeek decisions. Any tips on what to look for?
15-02-2012 18:32 #15
15-02-2012 18:34 #16Is there a difference in extra assistance/extension of learning with gifted kids? Just as my daughter is very advanced for her age and I like the idea of schools or classes that push this..... I had heard that some catholic schools have smaller class sizes and more assistance for kids? Am I right on that?
My child attends a Catholic school and he is not baptised as we do not attend church but we had to agree to allow our son to follow the school's ethos which we were happy to do. While there are other schools in the area which we looked at, we chose the Catholic school because it was closer to our home, it enforced a uniform, I liked the staff and it had a structured Sports Day.
Last edited by Caviar; 15-02-2012 at 18:37. Reason: qualified the no
15-02-2012 18:35 #17
Yes they can. DD is not baptised nor do we follow a religion (although I was bought up as catholic, but never practising catholic) but she is going to a Catholic school, my bil and sil are from a non religious family and went to a catholic school. I know here it goes in order of priority- so families who already have a child/ren attending the school, and those who identify as catholic and follow the sacriments etc get priority over, say, people like me.
15-02-2012 18:36 #18
So much great advice - thank u all! Such food for thought!!!
15-02-2012 18:41 #19
They can, but I think baptised children will get priority... the ones baptised in that particular faith and in the church linked will get even higher priority I believe.
As to your question about extra help for gifted children - this isn't exclusive to Catholic schools, not at all. It can really depend on the individual school, and some schools will be able to help while others will just seem hopeless. DD is above average and gets different home-readers, more difficult homework and spends 3 days of a week going to another class (a grade higher) to do literacy and numeracy with them because she just doesn't get enough of a challenge in her own year level. This is in a public school.
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