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Old Mar 13th 2007, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by Deedee13 View Post
its quite funny, but reading this it made me think about the Uk, are there australian/american/german schools in the uk?? I can understand the worry, but i dont see the kids in these countries lacking anything. They seem to be able to add 2 and 2 together. When in rome do as the romans do. !!! Take the good out of what the system has to offer.
There's certainly an American school and international schools. Don't know about other nationalities.
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Old Mar 13th 2007, 10:17 am
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The OP may not be planning to live in Australia long term, in which case it may be preferable to follow the one curriculum. It must be an issue families that move frequently (eg in the armed forces, diplomatic service etc) have to tackle?
My message wasnt directed directly at the OP but in general as there has been a lot of debate on this lately. Unfortunatley its the price you have to pay if you are in a situation where you move around alot. Australia is almost the same as the UK and therefore I would deem it not appropriate to have an english school in an english speaking country where the same subjects are studied, on the other hand places like singapore, europe and many other places have english or international schools which is obviously needed for the language barrier. Its an individual choice and most people move to oz because they want to not need to, therefore if they dont like the education system or think Uk ed is better then they dont have to come. Australians dont have any probs getting jobs when moving to or working in the UK.

In saying all this there was a study done last week on Today tonight (or similar) about education within Oz and lucky for me NSW did well in it and the standards do seem to vary state to state. But again this is also the case in the UK and at the end of the day a lot is down to the kids and wether they want to learn. Mine do not better or worse than UK.

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Old Mar 13th 2007, 10:45 am
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My message wasnt directed directly at the OP but in general as there has been a lot of debate on this lately. Unfortunatley its the price you have to pay if you are in a situation where you move around alot. Australia is almost the same as the UK and therefore I would deem it not appropriate to have an english school in an english speaking country where the same subjects are studied, on the other hand places like singapore, europe and many other places have english or international schools which is obviously needed for the language barrier. Its an individual choice and most people move to oz because they want to not need to, therefore if they dont like the education system or think Uk ed is better then they dont have to come. Australians dont have any probs getting jobs when moving to or working in the UK.

In saying all this there was a study done last week on Today tonight (or similar) about education within Oz and lucky for me NSW did well in it and the standards do seem to vary state to state. But again this is also the case in the UK and at the end of the day a lot is down to the kids and wether they want to learn. Mine do not better or worse than UK.

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English is an offical language of Singapore (the primary language for admin.)
Singapore English is however not the same as British English. And I am not being "funny" here: there have been linguistic studies done on a number of varieties of the English language around the world.

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Old Mar 13th 2007, 11:56 am
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I like to give this impression when England have been panned at sport (again) and my students are giving me real grief.

I'm so lost for a come back that it's just the only course of action to take!
You could also try telling them it's only a game and doesn't really matter.

Except on those rare occasions when we win, of course, and then it is a matter of real global significance.
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Except on those rare occasions when we win, of course, and then it is a matter of real global significance.
Yes - because those occasions are so rare!

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Old Mar 13th 2007, 12:06 pm
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Yes - because those occasions are so rare!

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Yes, that's true SATS, and to a certain extent GCSEs, are really just a govenment method for measuring school performance. Students don't learn about their subject - they learn how to pass (largely) multiple choice exams.

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Where I come from there were about 30% of schools teaching a Muslim education.

Why do the English think that they are so much better than everyone else and that all kids should have an English education?
They don`t.
A simple question was asked about schools,not an uncommon question on this site.Cannot believe the comments that have arisen from it.
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The OP may not be planning to live in Australia long term, in which case it may be preferable to follow the one curriculum. It must be an issue families that move frequently (eg in the armed forces, diplomatic service etc) have to tackle?
Quite.For many families who move regularly parents try to find schools which offer a similar education to to that of their home country.This helps with the relocation and the settling process.
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Hi everyone,

We are thinking of moving to Sydney. are there any british curriculum schools there??

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Google schools/nsw/etc and tap in your specific school requirements - you are bound to find some schools which match your criteria. It may even be worth a pre-move visit to check out the shortlisted schools.We spent months trawling school websites from the Uk and the children are now settling into a very happy school.
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Google schools/nsw/etc and tap in your specific school requirements - you are bound to find some schools which match your criteria. It may even be worth a pre-move visit to check out the shortlisted schools.We spent months trawling school websites from the Uk and the children are now settling into a very happy school.
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I think people get hung up on what is a good school. If the child doesnt want to learn it wont matter what school they go to. Also as mentioned before school have no choice on teachers so the school maybe good this year but not next. If you want a reasonably guaranteed schooling level then you will have to pay the same as UK. And before anyone starts I know that some state schools have excellent reps too. I am not directing my comments at anyone just giving my view. The OP said 'we are thinking of moving to Sydney' which would indicate to me choice, not a need to.

Anyway I hope all of you find what you are looking for.
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There's a Japanese School up here behind the Northern Beaches somewhere... Can't remember exactly where but I know we go past it on the way to the kennels we use for the dogs...
Its at Tierey [sp?] Hills
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