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Old Apr 9th 2010, 11:28 pm
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We are currently out in Oz on our 5 week reccie. We are on the third leg of our journey now which bring us to Gold Coast which is amazing!!! ANyone out here know what the schools are like in Gold Coast area?? We are currently in Pacific Pines and looking at Huntington Downs area.

I will write a full report of our findings when we get back as we are too busy having fun at the moment

Thanks for any responses.
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I'm pretty sure TSS is supposed to be the best school on the gold coast, quite expensive from what I've heard though.
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I have a friend who kids go to AB PATERSON ARUNDEL . They have had a great time ther and it gets a good reports especially with sports etc. again its a private school.My son went to upper coomera for 9 months of year 12 in 2008 just to socialise as he has already left 5th year I n scotland . He got on great and now has a good network of mates. Hope your having a great time on the goldie as its an amazing place to live.

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Hillcrest Christian College Reedy Creek.
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I'm pretty sure TSS is supposed to be the best school on the gold coast, quite expensive from what I've heard though.
Depends on whether the boy going is extremely smart or just normally intelligent who doesn't necessarily want to go to Uni. If he falls into the latter sector, it's most definitely not the best school.

Everyone has their own opinion as to the best school for their child, whether that bears any relation to your child's needs and requirements is another matter. All I would say is that there are very very few 'bad' schools on the coast and even those are not bad compared to some of the failing schools in the UK, it's all relative and even those schools are very good for some children.

A truly impossible question to answer because all the schools are slightly different and all children are totally individual. A few schools get mentioned when people ask this question and personally I would never send my children to those schools simply because I know they would not have suited my girls.
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Hi

Thanks for the info. Do you find the school good that you send your girls too? I have 2 girls so would be interested to hear more about the school yours go to

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Depends on whether the boy going is extremely smart or just normally intelligent who doesn't necessarily want to go to Uni. If he falls into the latter sector, it's most definitely not the best school.

Everyone has their own opinion as to the best school for their child, whether that bears any relation to your child's needs and requirements is another matter. All I would say is that there are very very few 'bad' schools on the coast and even those are not bad compared to some of the failing schools in the UK, it's all relative and even those schools are very good for some children.

A truly impossible question to answer because all the schools are slightly different and all children are totally individual. A few schools get mentioned when people ask this question and personally I would never send my children to those schools simply because I know they would not have suited my girls.
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I had two in this school, now down to one the other is now in Uni, a very challenging school with an internationally recognised qualification at the end of it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queensl...ealth_Sciences

I recomend a look.
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Hi All

We are currently out in Oz on our 5 week reccie. We are on the third leg of our journey now which bring us to Gold Coast which is amazing!!! ANyone out here know what the schools are like in Gold Coast area?? We are currently in Pacific Pines and looking at Huntington Downs area.

I will write a full report of our findings when we get back as we are too busy having fun at the moment

Thanks for any responses.
i can personaly recommend this one http://varsitycollege.eq.edu.au/wcmss/index.php
my daughter did her last three years there ( she`s just started uni this year ) and several freinds send their kids and all are happy with the results
the headmaster is really proactive and approachable
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