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    Default Primary school question for NW Brisbane

    I'm looking for feedback on a couple of schools in the area as we're relocating and have children from prep through to 6 so while we'll need to consider high school soon our main priority is to settle them into a primary school that they'll thrive in.

    I have narrowed it down to The Gap SS and Ferny Grove SS. I'm happy with both in particular the learning assistance available and encouraged at Ferny Grove. However not knowing anyone the area myself I was wondering if any of you local families may be able to give me some constructive feedback on either school.

    I would love to hear anything you have to share. (I had originally posted under Brisbane are before I found this section - still finding my feet)

    Tia

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    The gap is a better school. Far better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    The gap is a better school. Far better.
    Agree. Although I have heard through the grapevine that The Gap is thinking of enforcing the catchment priority area, if they aren't already. The numbers have increased quite a lot over the last few years due to their improving reputation. Second hand info, though.

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    The primary school, HappyBovine.

    Rose&Aurelia&Hannah & gizmo.

    Thank you. It seems to the optimal choice. They have a great range of extension programs which are perfect for my eldest. Is the school an advocate for those with learning difficulties though, I need to consider how supportive they will be of my middle child with learning difficulties in literacy.

    Thanks so much for commenting, I really appreciate it.

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    A dear friend of mine works in the SEP department at Ferny Grove. It's a great program and a great school. The gap also has a good reputation but I don't know as much about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyBovine View Post
    Do you mean the primary or highschool? The highschool definitely has an enrollment management plan.
    Yes, I meant the primary school.

    OP, not sure about learning support, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razydog View Post
    The primary school, HappyBovine.

    Rose&Aurelia&Hannah & gizmo.

    Thank you. It seems to the optimal choice. They have a great range of extension programs which are perfect for my eldest. Is the school an advocate for those with learning difficulties though, I need to consider how supportive they will be of my middle child with learning difficulties in literacy.

    Thanks so much for commenting, I really appreciate it.
    Apparently Payne Rd SS is the best for learning difficulties. As far as areas to live I would say The Gap over FG. Sorry it's all second hand info. Good luck with your search.

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    Thank you. There is so many pro's for both schools such a big decision....anyone have the parenting handbook I can borrow Performing Arts at Ferny Grove is a big plus. Both school have great leadership opportunites.


 

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