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Old May 29th 2011, 11:39 pm
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Looking at possibilities for our son's next school. Going to an open evening tonight, and wondered if anyone had any experience with this school.
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Originally Posted by 4500 Times View Post
Hi All

Looking at possibilities for our son's next school. Going to an open evening tonight, and wondered if anyone had any experience with this school.
No experience, just the common knowledge that it is a very sought after government school with many moving into the catchment specifically for this school. Also know that they select very academic/sporty/talented children from outside the catchment. And they play sport in the grammar school competition (GPS) rather than against other government schools.

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We're looking seriously at this school.

We're not in the catchment area, but given its results stand up to comparison with school charging $15k a year more its definately up for consideration. One daughter would probably get in via academic merit, and the other, even if she cant get in by other means could be got in via paying for a years rent in West End to satisfy the local residential criteria (still much cheaper than any private school fees for 6 years). It is of course ridiculous that I'd consider paying $20,000 rent for a place I have no intention staying in - but its so much more affordable than $18,000 a year school fees it might be worth it!

It is the best performing state high school in Brisbane and is only beaten by 3 or 4 private schools in terms of results (and of course the Queensland Academy schools for super-geeks [yr 10-12 only] that wipe the floor results-wise with every other school in the country).

If living in West End is something that appeals to you - then absolutely BSHS is a great school. Its often described as "all the advantages of an elite private school - without the disadvantages of cost and snobbery"
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My daughter got through in merit for grade 8 entry next year. yes it is worth million Times to choose Brisbane state high and it is at par with somerville, Brisbane grammar and Private School

Some tips on Merit and Catchment Area

Merit:
Merit test will last for 3 hours at least 45 Min Each , Consisting English and Maths.

English Paper 1:Reading comprehensive
English Paper 2:Written Expression
Maths Paper 1: Quantitative Reasoning
Maths Paper 2: Abstract reasoning

Approx 650 Students will sit for 100 stipulated seats. You need to register in feb for Exam to be Held in March every year. Please watch school website.Your kid should come in top 15 percentage for a Positive result. Some coaching centers like north shore would help .Abstract reasoning is Tough to score.


Catchment Area.
Refer the school catchment area Map given in their website. You need at Least six months Lease from the date of school opening. After wards they really don't bother from where you Commute.
Hope this helps

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Originally Posted by DadAgain View Post
We're looking seriously at this school.

We're not in the catchment area, but given its results stand up to comparison with school charging $15k a year more its definately up for consideration. One daughter would probably get in via academic merit, and the other, even if she cant get in by other means could be got in via paying for a years rent in West End to satisfy the local residential criteria (still much cheaper than any private school fees for 6 years). It is of course ridiculous that I'd consider paying $20,000 rent for a place I have no intention staying in - but its so much more affordable than $18,000 a year school fees it might be worth it!

It is the best performing state high school in Brisbane and is only beaten by 3 or 4 private schools in terms of results (and of course the Queensland Academy schools for super-geeks [yr 10-12 only] that wipe the floor results-wise with every other school in the country).

If living in West End is something that appeals to you - then absolutely BSHS is a great school. Its often described as "all the advantages of an elite private school - without the disadvantages of cost and snobbery"
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