Forum Category: Schools

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What are good areas in Brisbane for an Indian family? Also after recommendations of a good primary school within 15 km of city?

Hi all My family and I are planning to move to Brisbane and are looking for primary schools with diverse backgrounds. Please suggest areas where we can rent out depending on state schools. Also share your experiences in finding an area that fits your requirements in Brisbane.

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How to join the school in mid of the year

Intended to move Australia in April from India, how to bridge the school in between as she need to join primary 2.

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Primary Schools Gold Coast

Hi there, We are looking to move to the Gold Coast. We like the look of Hope Island and Paradise Point. However, when I check the closest primary school - the Naplan results look low. Could anyone suggest a good primary school around these areas? Or should we rather look ...

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Finding a rental and job

Hi my husband 2 kids and myself are leaving for Perth on the 20th september. We originally had a place to stay with family but that has fallen through as they have other family coming from South Africa. (We coming from nz. We are NZ citizens.) We are needing a ...

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Which year should I go to in high school?

Hello very one i would like to ask an imprtant question so pls feel free to replay me We are moving to Australia soon as refugee from Malaysia and I'm 17 years old so I'm really confused and don't know if they are going to accept me in high school ...

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Is it correct to move to Australia when your daughter is studying Year 9 in India?

I am plnning to move to Australia in March 2017. My daughter is currently in year 9 and will be finishing Year 9 in India in APril 2017. How does it impact her if she moves to Australia . When will Australia acedemic year start and when will it end. ...

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Will my 13 Year old son be able to study for free in Australia?

Mother is New Zealand citizen, husband has indefinite PR of New Zealand, 13 year old boy has indefinite PR of New Zealand, 4 year old child holds New Zealand citizenship. My question is if I move to Australia on SCV - special category visa will my 13 year old be ...

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What happens if I move from year 12 Australia into Year 13 NZ? and what happens with the credits?

I am moving from Australia where I have done up to grade 11 to NZ where I will be doing year 13. How can I get into a university in NZ if I haven't received any credits? (I am both AUS and NZ citizen)

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Anyone know of a high school really close to a primary school in sydney?

I'm a single mum moving to Sydney with a teen and 8 year old. I want to move to a suburb where my teen girl can walk my son to and from school. Any ideas please would be appreciated. Thanks

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If my son does Year 10 in Australia, will it count for NCEA points in New Zealand?

My son is currently year 9 in Australia and we're moving to New Zealand in 2017. I'm aware that NCEA starts in year 11 in New Zealand and ATAR doesn't start until year 11 in Aus. There is a one year difference in years between the countries, Aus being a ...

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Homeschool

I'm from New Zealand. I'm a year 11 currently doing my NCEA level 1 and going to a normal high school. Next year I will be moving to Sydney Australia, planning to do homeschooling...and was wondering if I have to become an Australian resident/citizen ?? Will my level 1 results ...

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Our family is planning to move to Australia with 2 high schoolers (9th, 11th grade).

I heard that high schools in Australia don't accept 11th and 12th grade international students. Is that right? And also can my children as international students take SAT for applying the college in Australia?

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Transfering credits

I am currently a year 2 student in New Zealand and i am wanting to finish my last year in Australia, does Australia recognize our papers here in New Zealand and allow cross crediting of papers, so that i don't have to do the whole two years all over again?

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How can I complete year 12 in Australia if I haven't finished year 11 in the United States?

I am 17, and an Australian citizen. I will be moving to Oz in January with the intent to start the new school year in year 12. I will not have finished year 11 in America, but would like to start at year 12. Is there an exam I can ...

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How can I find a good primary school near AUN in Canberra?

My family will move to Canberra next May. We have a boy (year 5) and are looking for a good school (better to have a good intermediate school nearby for my son's future schooling) near ANU (where my wife will work at). Thanks for help!

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What is the legal school leaving age on the Sunshine Coast?

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What is the equivalent to New Zealand kindergarten on the Sunshine Coast? Are there fees to pay?

We are moving to the Sunshine Coast early next year and have two preschoolers, one of whom attends kindy here and the other who will start shortly. Are there yearly fees? Or is it free like it is here in NZ? Any help would be appreciated.

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Can my autistic son be enrolled at a mainstream or special school on arrival?

I doubt Australian govt welcomes foriegner (esp. children) with disability in its territory because it is gonna cost them heaps to care for them. So I guess it is free for non-disabled kiwi kids to enrol at Australian school whereas it is not free for the disabled. I ALSO heard ...

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My son is in year 12 in New Zealand and is about to move to Brisbane. Is it true he will have to repeat a year?

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How easy is it to organise a house and job from New Zealand?

Looking @ moving with my 2 children aged 14 and 9 from Dunedin to Brisbane. Has anyone applied for houses and jobs before they left NZ?

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Goldcoast Primary Schools

Hi, We are moving to Goldcoast. My daughter has attended almost a year of NZ primary school at a new open plan facility. Are there any modern schools like this in Goldcoast? Or schools with good reputation?

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Moving to Australia from NZ

I am planning on moving to QLD from NZ with my children. I am a single parent who works full time. What are my childrens rights for schooling and University (they are all nz born). Here in NZ, australian children have the same rights to free education etc or would ...

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Moving to Sydney, Jan 2017 but my son will be starting intermediate school here in NZ

Moving to Sydney Jan 2017. My son should be starting intermediate school here in NZ. Will that be the same in Sydney? He's 11yrs ..turns 12yrs in May 2017.

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If my son does his year 11 Ncea in NZ can they be swapped for oz credits ?

We are moving to oz next year but we are Concerned about our sons education he Will be a Year 12 student and would have Done ncea level 1 I think as a year 11, so will he be able to exchange Ncea credits for oz credits towards what he ...

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Where could I find my NZQA qualifications that may be equivalent to Australia?

Or what would I need to do?

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New Zealand qualifications

Are New Zealand qualifications recognised in Australia ?

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Has anyone moved with primary school aged children? Do you need to go private to meet NZ standards?

Any comments on the education system and if it is necessary to go private in oz to meet the same level of nz public schools? Be interested to hear from any teachers.

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We are moving to Brisbane (Clayfield Junction Road) soon and we have a 6-year-old. Could you please let me know which school I should send her to? Thanks

She has had 1 year of school already and is a bright little girl...please help as we are not sure what the schools are like..Thank you.

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Will my 5 year old have to basically cover kindergarten year all over again?

My daughter is 5 and a half and rocketing through her first year at primary here in NZ. She is a.ready reading a year above her age. My concern is that when we move to Auz shortly, she will be past kindergarten level and get bored quickly. Has anyone out ...

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Good public high schools in Perth

Any pointers on a good public high school in the south of Perth that a young Maori girl will feel comfortable at?

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Should I take my daughter out of year 11 ( NCEA) now (June) or wait till end of year?

My daughter is in year 11 doing ncea. We are wanting to move to Queensland but am worried about her not finishing the year out. Is ncea worth anything in oz? what year will she be in in 2012 year 11 again or 12? what happens if she returns to ...

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Moving to Melbourne - looking for good schools in Eastern Suburbs

I have seen that Camberwell and Hawthorn are great areas for schooling but we are looking for somewhere that is a little less pricey. My son is 10 and is in his last year of primary school so any feedback would be great!

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As a New Zealand citizen, do I have to pay a fee for high school education in Australia?

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How to find schools in Australia

How do you go about finding schools for your children in Australia? What do you need to do first?

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I'm moving from NZ to Australia. What do I need to take from my children's NZ schools so they can start school in Australia?

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Which are the best state schools in Brisbane?

We are planning to move to Brisbane in the new year and will need to find schools for our children, primary and secondary. We would have preferred Christian schools but those seem quite expensive for us. Then we would decide what suburbs to live in, preferably closer to schools.

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As a NZ citizen, will my kids be considered international students at primary school?

There are domestic and international fees for some primary schools and I was wondering if a NZ citizen studying in primary or high school would be considered an international or domestic student?

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Does anyone know any good schools on the Gold Coast?

Just moved here and at the moment we live in a motel as we don't know where to live or send the kids to school. We are looking for a smaller school..would be great if some other Kiwi kids were there too! Also want a nice area to live. Burleigh ...

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Moving to Sydney! Husband has a job transfer - any info on areas to live? He will be working in Artamon but travel not a problem. Looking for good schools for a 16-yr-old boy into technology and science. Any inside info as we know no-one in Sydney but are up for the adventure!

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Can anyone recommend a good primary school on the Sunshine Coast?

We are in the process of relocating to the Sunshine Coast and would like to know if anyone can recommend a good primary school (non private). Many thanks

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How are school years set out in Australia?

My son is about to start his 2nd year of intermediate (Year 8 here in the NZ). Where would he fit into the school system there?

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I have a child who is on medication full time. How would I go about getting medication for him in Australia? Will I need letters from my New Zealand GP?

Where can we look up good schools in Brisbane? We will be moving to the Ipswich/Brassall area. Your site has been an EXCELLENT help so far!

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What's the cost of child care in Melbourne for a 3-4 year old?

And what's the starting age for school in Australia? I have one child who is 2 and twins who are 4.

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How to help children cope with moving

We are thinking of moving to Australia when my son is eight and my daughter is five. I am worried about how well they will settle in at school with such a big change. Has anyone had experience in this area? What did you do to help settle them into ...

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Homeschooling in Australia.

If I move across the ditch, is the process for homeschooling basically the same as in New Zealand? My son is in Year 7 (11 years old).

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We're moving to Australia - will our NZ children pay domestic fees if we send them to a private school?

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As an Australian citizen do I have to pay for my child's education?

I am an Australian citizen (granted 2 years ago by descent) so do I have to pay for my 12-year-old's state education? She is not a citizen and will be travelling on a child migration/permanent resident visa. If so, how much?

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Can New Zealand kids attend government school in Australia or will they have to pay international fees?

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As a Kiwi without permanent residency, do I have to pay for my childrens' school fees at state secondary school?

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Can our daughter do NCEA Level Two by correspondence while we live in Australia for the next 12 Months? She has just finished Level 1 NCEA Year 11.

Has anyone had this problem with moving over when one of your kids is in the middle of NCEA, e.g. (completed Level 1 and now we are moving and we want to stay together as a family unit and she's worried about her schooling.)

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What are the public schools like in Mandurah, Perth?

Hi, we are considering a move to Mandurah, Perth - specifically Lakelands - and I would like to know about the primary schools in that area...are they any good?

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