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Schools catering for mild dyslexia - Adelaide

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We are due to move to Adelaide in September and currently trying to choose our suburb. This will mainly be dictated by the availability of a good school.

 

Currently in the UK Myles is 12 and in a main stream high school where he is doing really well. The school specialises in Business and Enterprise and has a strong focus on every child achieving their own maximum potential. We choose this school as the Head Master made it clear that this was his goal, and not just focussing on the A+ Students.

 

Does anyone have any schools/websites they can offer as a suggestion where we will be able to settle Myles?

 

Likely to be looking at Western and Eastern Suburbs around the CBD from the coast across to the foothills. Have looked at Henley high school, but it is very difficult to really judge a school on a web site alone.

 

Many thanks

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Hi Fulwood,

 

I can't help you on specific schools, although I do know Henley High has a very good reputation generally in the area (and there has been a recent influx of English kids too apparently).

 

However, I just wanted to suggest that you also register on the PIO sister site www.pomsinadelaide.com if you haven't already. There are lots of teachers who are members on there, some who have been here for years. There are also hundreds of parents, so I'm sure someone can point you in the right direction.

 

Happy hunting, Kazza

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Guest Fulwood

Kazzarazza - Many thanks - Just repeated this thread over there!

 

Cheers

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You may find that you have to live in the catchment area to be assured of enrolment and then it comes down to whether you can find or afford accommodation that you would be prepared to live in within the catchment area. Schools are very much of a muchness really and generally reflect the socioeconomic profile of the neighbourhood they are situated in - if you wouldnt want to live in a neighbourhood you probably wouldnt want to send your child to the local school thereof.

 

Get accommodation sorted first and the school will generally slot into place. I doubt that dyslexia mild or otherwise is going to be additionally resourced anywhere - there will be learning support teachers but it wont amount to terribly much time so dont expect too much. AFAIK dyslexia doesnt fall into anyone's definition of disability for additional support in schools.

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