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Trinity Lutheran College

641 Ashmore Rd, Ashmore, QLD, 4214

Trinity Lutheran College offers exceptional co-educational schooling for your child.

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Incursions Plus

By Appointment, Bracken Ridge, QLD, 4017

Are you stuck in "Ground Hog Day" when it comes to programming? You just finish one round of programming and then you're off again! Our service is designed to make programming easier and give you back more time. Don't waist time searching for an Incursion ideas our aim is to provide you with the choice of quality service providers. Here you will find all your activity needs in one place from incursions, excursions, resource kits, online resources, packages and publications, to assist you with giving "Ground Hog Day" the boot!

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School Excursions

Unit 3, Examiner St, Maribyrnong, VIC, 3032

Get the perfect family holiday deals in Melbourne, Australia from "School Excursions".

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Born To Soar

563 North Rd, Ormond, VIC, 3204

At Born To Soar, we specialise in designing the perfect gifted and talented program to fit your child or student.

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Golden Gear Robotics

By Appointment, Northcote, VIC, 3070

School holiday programs in the main school holiday periods, and school incursions throughout the school year.

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Our Lady Of The Sacred Heart Primary School

193 Avoca St, Randwick, NSW, 2031

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School was established in the Randwick parish in 1881 and was originally run by two parishioners.

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Not All Talk Speech Pathology

Unit 6, Nambucca Pl, Padstow Heights, NSW, 2211

Providing an early intervention service to the school-aged population through: screenings, training and direct services.

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User Guide To Schools - General

Australia has one of the best education systems in the world. It is compulsory for children ages six to sixteen and follows the three-tier model which includes primary education, secondary education and tertiary education. Each state is responsible for education in their respective territories by regulating and funding schools within. The federal government helps in funding these schools; however, it is not responsible nor is it involved in setting curriculum.
In Australia, preschool or kindergarten is not compulsory and unregulated. Australian children are often sent to day cares, but these are not considered as preschool education. Preschools are usually run by state governments except in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales where they are run by local councils or private organizations.

Primary education is commonly known as elementary education in the west. The purpose of primary education is to achieve basic literacy and numeracy as well as establishing a basic foundation in science, math, history and other social sciences.
Secondary education is generally the final stage of compulsory education. It is commonly referred to as high school. It is characterized by the transition from basic education to higher education usually as preparation for university or college. Government schools are typically free although there are usually contributions that need to be given. The duration of secondary education vary per state.

Tertiary education is study at university to receive further training in a particular field. Universities provide higher training and as a result, tuition and other fees are higher. Courses in tertiary schools are hugely regulated by their respective schools. Courses offered by universities include communications, engineering, sciences, and many more.

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations is the government agency that leads the country?s education and workplace training as well as transition to work. It collaborates with the different government agencies with the states and territories to provide easy access to educational services and support programs to the Australian people. It also aims to increase workforce participation and promote fair work practices in Australia.

Tips for choosing the best school for your children

  • Choose a school based on leadership instead of choosing whether public or private. If the leadership of the school is good, then you can expect the best service and education for your children.
  • The school must share the same values as your family. Consider the policies in place regarding behavior, punctuality and dress codes.
  • Does the school provide opportunities for growth other than in academics? A school must also provide extra-curricular activities that would hone the skills and talents of the child.
  • The school must have a procedure regarding disciplinary issues that would support the child.
  • It is important for a school to have a Parent Teacher Association to foster interaction between students and other members of the community.
  • A good school does not enforce a single religion or ideal to the students, instead it promotes the growth of open-minded students who are interested in learning about spirituality.
  • The school must have activities and projects that help the community for the child to develop empathy and a sense of social justice.
  • Consider the costs of sending your child to a particular school and see if you can afford them.

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laura

04 Sep 2015

I'm sure its a great school but there are 2 issues I have with it. Firstly, once when there was a fi...
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Our Lady Of The Sacred Heart Primary School

193 Avoca St, Randwick, NSW
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Jenni

27 Jun 2013

Worst Islamic school ever build, as a parent you can't not voice what you think and if you do then y...
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Unity Grammar College Ltd

70 Fourth Ave, Austral, NSW
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Hamish

22 Aug 2011

This is a fantastic School

Nambour Christian College Ltd

Mckenzie Rd, Woombye, QLD
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Amanda

20 Aug 2011

This is a fairly good school. It is a great place to meet new people and the education is top notch.

Nagle Catholic College

Sanford St, Geraldton, WA
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