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      Best State Schools in Perth

      Hi,

      I read a great post on here where someone had taken the league table of 'best' schools in Perth & indicated which were state schools but however I try to find it I can't.

      Does anyone else remember the post or could anyone else oblige?

      Thanks

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      Quote Originally Posted by Jules2409 View Post
      Hi,

      I read a great post on here where someone had taken the league table of 'best' schools in Perth & indicated which were state schools but however I try to find it I can't.

      Does anyone else remember the post or could anyone else oblige?

      Thanks

      Jules
      I don't know the league table you speak of but in no particular order the best state schools are:

      Shenton College
      Churchlands
      Rossmoyne
      Willeton

      Some others that are just behind Duncraig, Carine, Woodvale.

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      You have to live in the catchment area to get into Rossmoyne - I'm not sure about the others. Willeton runs a basketball programme. Leeming SHS has an excellent Academic Extension Programme (they're the 3 in my area)
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      Hi - I've just picked up this thread.

      We're hopefully going to moving across around Jan/Feb time (house sale dependent) and I guess it seems kind of real now for us all. We've not yet decided on where we're moving to, but plan to do a reccie of a shortlist of suburbs we've put together both SOR and NOR.

      We've got two girls aged 14 and 8 and whilst have been reading that the primary schools are good, noticed that not everyone feels the same about the high schools. If anyone can share any info on good high schools in any suburbs, we'd be really grateful. I was also wondering if the schools have intake/catchment areas the same as here in the UK.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ali View Post
      You have to live in the catchment area to get into Rossmoyne - I'm not sure about the others. Willeton runs a basketball programme. Leeming SHS has an excellent Academic Extension Programme (they're the 3 in my area)
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      Ali is right - you do have to be in the catchment area for Rossmoyne. You also have to be for Willetton, unless you can get in under one of their programs. As was said, Willetton runs a basketball program, but it also is a GATE school (gifted and talented education) so if you can get into that, you can go there too.

      I went to Willetton myself, and live in Bayswater (NOR, near the airport). Took me an hour each way on the bus, but it was really worth it.

      Willetton and Rossmoyne are great schools, so is Shenton. Churclands is good too, and it is now the music school. I would also think about Applecross and Leeming too.
      I would say one of the good things about Willetton and Rossmoyne is that they are big schools - which means that students have a lot more choices in the subjects they want to study in upper school - and they don't have to choose from certain subjects that run on a grid line, like smaller schools do.

      Also in recent years (and don't forget, that yr 11 and 12 has just changed here in wa) some schools couldnt run things like english literature and calculus because they didn't have the numbers. There aren't problems like that at these schools.

      Look up each of the schools on the web, and see what you think.
      I am about to finish my degree in teaching, and have been to a fair few schools now (all sorts), so if you want any advice, just let me know (i hope i don't sound like a know-it-all, i'd just like to help if i can )

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      Hi Jules,

      Based on last years TEE results here are the rankings.

      Top Ten Government Schools
      Shenton College
      Rossmoyne Senior High School
      Perth Modern School
      Willeton Senior High School
      Churchlands Senior High School
      Manjimup Senior High School
      Kelmscott Senior High School
      Applecross Senior High School
      Margaret River Senior High School
      Carine Senior High School

      If you want to check out other schools in Perth and around the country here is the link.

      Good Schools | Migration Angel

      Lots of kids catch the train from Freo to Shenton College if they have been able to qualify for the academic talent program (out of catchment students are eligible for this).

      Hope that helps.

      PM me if you need any more info.
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      Hi Denise,
      A lot will depend on your budget to buy/rent.
      Many of the best state (government) schools are in affluent areasand you need to live in the catchment to attend.
      There are also gifted and talented programs in many of the top schools here.
      So if your children are academically able they might be eligible for one of these places.

      Here is the link for more info on this The Department of Education - Gifted and Talented - Main

      Many people choose to educate privately, the fees can vary from $3,500 to $16,000 per year and there are usually waiting lists and/or religious affilations.

      PM me if you need any more info on specific schools/areas.
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      which of these are NOR

      Quote Originally Posted by migration angel View Post
      Hi Jules,

      Based on last years TEE results here are the rankings.

      Top Ten Government Schools
      Shenton College
      Rossmoyne Senior High School
      Perth Modern School
      Willeton Senior High School
      Churchlands Senior High School
      Manjimup Senior High School
      Kelmscott Senior High School
      Applecross Senior High School
      Margaret River Senior High School
      Carine Senior High School

      If you want to check out other schools in Perth and around the country here is the link.

      Good Schools | Migration Angel

      Lots of kids catch the train from Freo to Shenton College if they have been able to qualify for the academic talent program (out of catchment students are eligible for this).

      Hope that helps.

      PM me if you need any more info.
      We were thinking of moving NOR and hoping to get my daughter on the GATE programme. If we lived in Northern Suburbs which of the above schools are closest. Are they too far from areas like Ocean Reef?

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      I can tell you which ones are Sor:
      Rossmoyne, Willeton, Applecross, Margaret River (very south) Shenton College

      Perth Modern, Carine are Nor & Kelmscott is East towards the hills not sure of the others.

      Duncraig is not on the above list but has an academic GATE program and is NOR

      My personal view FWIW is you should live as close to the school as you can afford otherwise it will be much harder to form a social network.

      And if you choose to live in the catchment area of a GATE school then even if your daughter doesn't get selected she will still get a good education,

      Jules

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      Hi, We are moving to Perth hopefully ( house sale going through at the mo) some time in April. Our son will be 16 on 1st July, am I right in thinking he will be in year 11 ? Also he is interested in doing enviroment & conservation ( not sure if it's an apprenticeship or course). What I would like to know is.... is this one he could do at school?
      Do only certain schools do it, if so which ones?
      or is it something he would have to go to TAFE to do & if so which ones or is it any or all?

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