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mark 'n' joe Jan 27th 2009 3:16 pm

Re: Thornlands, QLD anyone?
 
Great info, we are hoping to move to Bayside area in the next few months all being well. Loved all round there while we were on holiday in December. :)

Can you give any info on the schools in the area, Thornlands, Cleveland, and Victoria Point.

Thanks :)

ABCDiamond Jan 27th 2009 9:42 pm

Re: Thornlands, QLD anyone?
 

Originally Posted by wanderingwombat (Post 7041898)
How well I remember Victoria Pt in gridlock around school time:D:D

WW

First day back at school yesterday and the traffic at 3pm was bad again !!

15 minutes to get to the school !!! There was a queue at the roundabout near the State school, so I turned around and went a different way, but I ended up being slower than them anyway :thumbdown:

Just about to go again soon, (2nd morning)....

mark 'n' joe, I'll dig out some info that I have somewhere on the schools, later.
I did something some time back for the web, but can't quite recall where I put it.

15 Minutes !!! My wife does Vic Pt to Stones Corner in 45 minutes every day, and that's a LOT further.
If it stays at that time, my daughter starts walking, it's only about 20 minutes to walk it.

mark 'n' joe Jan 27th 2009 9:58 pm

Re: Thornlands, QLD anyone?
 
Thanks, much appreciated :)

Rudi Jan 28th 2009 12:05 am

Re: Thornlands, QLD anyone?
 
Yeah the traffic has been bad up to Ormiston the last couple of mornings from Thornlands, but it does settle down. It was only taking me about 7 mins last term, but it's double that at the moment!

Good luck with the move.

Love

Rudi

ABCDiamond Jan 28th 2009 2:33 am

Re: Thornlands, QLD anyone?
 

Originally Posted by mark 'n' joe (Post 7217584)
Can you give any info on the schools in the area, Thornlands, Cleveland, and Victoria Point.

Thanks :)

The info I was looking for, I cannot locate at the moment, but I do have this for one local school:

Faith Lutheran, Redlands, QLD
This is a mid price range, private school in the area.

Primary is in Victoria Point
Secondary is in Thornlands

Tuition Fees for 2009
Prep to Year 6 $2,728 per annum
Middle School Year 7-9 $4,100 per annum
Senior School Year 10-12 $4,916 per annum
Discounts for multiple children, up to 50%.

Materials and Activities Levy
Junior School (P - Year 6) $ 664 per annum
Middle School (Year 7-9 $1,504 per annum ((includes Mt Binga camp)
Senior School (Year 10-12) $1,032 per annum
This is a fee that covers photocopying, acquisitions of learning technologies, and classroom/library consumables, excursions, all compulsory camps, (including Mt Binga) visiting artists, swimming lessons, sports equipment, travel to sports carnivals and one College Magazine - ‘Focus’ - per student.

Text Book hire cost for 2009:
$90 per year per Year 7-10 student
$100 per Year 11 and 12 student

Compulsory Capital Levy of $330 per annum for each family
Parents and Friends Levy has been set at $128 per annum

New Students:
Application Fee:
A non-refundable fee of $75 is to accompany the Enrolment Application for each student

Enrolment Bond:
An interest free bond secures acceptance of each enrolment offer. The bond is returned when the child leaves the College
1st Child $400
2nd Child $300
3rd Child $200
then $100 per child after.


Education Results:
NAPLAN Results for Faith Lutheran College, the Australian average and each State above the average.

Year 9 SPELLING
593.0 Faith Lutheran College
586.7 ACT
586.6 Nsw
580.3 Vic
577.0 Australian Average

Year 9 READING
601.9 ACT
599.0 Faith Lutheran College
584.6 Vic
583.1 Nsw
578.8 Tas
578.0 Australian Average


Year 9 GRAMMAR
588.7 ACT
582.0 Faith Lutheran College
576.1 Nsw
574.7 Vic
569.2 Australian Average

Year 9 NUMERACY
594.9 ACT
591.4 Nsw
590.7 Vic
585.0 Faith Lutheran College
582.2 Australian Average

datamile Jan 28th 2009 2:58 am

Re: Thornlands, QLD anyone?
 
Centre Name Telephone Facsimile Email Address Internet Site Principal/Officer-in-Charge
Alexandra Hills State High School (07) 3820 1444 (07) 3820 1400 [email protected] www.alexhillshs.eq.edu.au Mrs Gail Armstrong
Alexandra Hills State School (07) 3820 0333 (07) 3820 0300 [email protected] www.alexhillss.eq.edu.au Mr Adam Mathewson
Birkdale South State School (07) 3820 4333 (07) 3820 4300 [email protected] www.birksoutss.eq.edu.au Mr Christopher Eveans
Birkdale State School (07) 3286 0777 (07) 3286 0700 [email protected] www.birkdaless.eq.edu.au Mr Stephen Logan
Capalaba State College (07) 3823 9111 (07) 3823 9100 [email protected] www.capalabasc.eq.edu.au Mr Dion Coghlan
Carmel College (07) 3206 0000 (07) 3206 0474 [email protected] www.carmelcollege.qld.edu.au
Cleveland District State High School (07) 3824 9222 (07) 3824 9200 [email protected] www.clevdistshs.eq.edu.au Mr Paul Bancroft
Cleveland State School (07) 3488 1333 (07) 3488 1300 [email protected] www.clevelanss.eq.edu.au Mrs Judith Dale
Coolnwynpin State School (07) 3906 4333 (07) 3906 4300 [email protected] www.coolnwynss.eq.edu.au Mr William Lester
Dunwich State School (07) 3409 6333 (07) 3409 6300 [email protected] www.dunwichss.eq.edu.au Mr Alan Bunce
Faith Lutheran College - Redlands (Beveridge Road Campus) (07) 3820 5500 (07) 3830 5511
Faith Lutheran College - Redlands (Link Road Campus) (07) 3820 5500 (07) 3820 5511 [email protected] www.faithlutheran.qld.edu.au
Hilliard State School (07) 3820 1666 (07) 3820 1600 [email protected] www.hilliardss.eq.edu.au Mr Alan Forbes
MacLeay Island State School (07) 3400 8333 (07) 3400 8300 [email protected] www.maclislass.eq.edu.au Mr Andrew Cummings
Mary MacKillop Catholic Parish Primary School (Birkdale) (07) 3822 5500 (07) 3822 5690 [email protected] www.marymackillop.qld.edu.au
Mount Cotton State School (07) 3822 0444 (07) 3822 0400 [email protected] www.mtcottonss.eq.edu.au Mr Jeffrey Bull
Ormiston College (07) 3821 8999 (07) 3821 1311 [email protected] www.ormiston.qld.edu.au
Ormiston State School (07) 3824 9111 (07) 3824 9100 [email protected] www.ormistonss.eq.edu.au Mr Barry Fanning
Redland Bay State School (07) 3206 7288 (07) 3206 8656 [email protected] www.redlandbayss.eq.edu.au Mr Grant Fraser
Redland District Special School (07) 3488 6333 (07) 3488 6300 [email protected] www.redldistspecs.eq.edu.au Ms Jennifer Hart
Redlands College (Wellington Point) (07) 3286 0222 (07) 3207 3799 [email protected] www.redlands.qld.edu.au
Russell Island State School (07) 3409 1182 (07) 3409 1087 [email protected] www.russislass.eq.edu.au Mr David Anderson
Sheldon College (07) 3206 5555 (07) 3206 5588 [email protected]
St Anthony's School (Alexandra Hills) (07) 3820 1200 (07) 3820 1255 [email protected] www.stanthonysalexhills.qld.edu.au
St Luke's Catholic Parish School (Capalaba) (07) 3245 9595 (07) 3823 2222 [email protected] www.stlukescapalaba.qld.edu.au
St Rita's Primary School (Victoria Point) (07) 3207 6628 (07) 3207 6734 [email protected] www.stritasvp.qld.edu.au
Star of the Sea Primary School (07) 3286 2377 (07) 3286 2677 [email protected] www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au
Thornlands State School (07) 3821 8111 (07) 3821 8100 [email protected] www.thornlanss.eq.edu.au Ms Jan Burton
Victoria Point State High School (07) 3820 5888 (07) 3820 5800 [email protected] www.vpshs.eq.edu.au Mr John Corbett
Victoria Point State School (07) 3820 5666 (07) 3820 5600 [email protected] www.vicpointss.eq.edu.au Mr Lex Bowden
Vienna Woods State School (07) 3824 1850 (07) 3824 4143 [email protected] www.vienwoodss.eq.edu.au Mr Robert Callum
Wellington Point State High School (07) 3820 4222 (07) 3820 4200 [email protected] www.wellpoinshs.eq.edu.au Mrs Dianne Buchan
Wellington Point State School (07) 3286 0666 (07) 3286 0600 [email protected] www.wellpoinss.eq.edu.au Mr Peter Hadfield

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ABCDiamond Jan 28th 2009 3:33 am

Re: Thornlands, QLD anyone?
 

Originally Posted by datamile (Post 7220303)
Star of the Sea Primary School (07) 3286 2377 (07) 3286 2677 [email protected] www.staroftheseacleveland.qld.edu.au

That's a new school, just opened this month, taking Prep to Year 3. There was an article in the local paper about them. They intend to reach a Year 7 class in 2013.

For the Catholic school fees in the area, the last figures that I had were for 2007:
  • Preschool & Primary : $744 per student or $1,048 for two children or $1,280 per family of 3 or more students, with a building fund contribution of $376 per primary school family.
  • Secondary School : $1,576 per student or $2,628 per family (2 students or more), with a building fund contribution of $480 per school family

Ian & Sharon Jan 28th 2009 7:06 am

Re: Thornlands, QLD anyone?
 
We live in Victoria Point (Pt O'Halloran) and it is ace!
My 7 year old goes to Sheldon Collage and we have seen a vast improvement in him over the last 18 months, he started at Victoria Point state school and we pulled him out after a week!
I did a load of research prior to moving to Aus and was set on living in North Lakes, one look at this area and it just felt right!
Any questions please feel free to email me!

:thumbsup:

ABCDiamond Jan 28th 2009 7:21 am

Re: Thornlands, QLD anyone?
 

Originally Posted by Ian & Sharon (Post 7220748)
he started at Victoria Point state school and we pulled him out after a week!

Mine stayed there for one term before we moved her...

mark 'n' joe Jan 28th 2009 1:06 pm

Re: Thornlands, QLD anyone?
 
Fantastic, thanks very much :thumbsup::)

mark 'n' joe Jan 28th 2009 1:11 pm

Re: Thornlands, QLD anyone?
 
Is Sheldon College a private school?

datamile Jan 28th 2009 2:05 pm

Re: Thornlands, QLD anyone?
 

Originally Posted by mark 'n' joe (Post 7221603)
Is Sheldon College a private school?

Yes, and pretty strict. You have the choice of Sheldon or Ormiston College as the top private, then the church schools ( Catholic, faith Lutheran ..) and then the state schools. Fees will vary, but even in the state schools you'll be shelling out for books, pencil, uniforms etc.

mark 'n' joe Jan 28th 2009 2:08 pm

Re: Thornlands, QLD anyone?
 
Ok thanks :)

ABCDiamond Jan 29th 2009 5:52 am

Re: Thornlands, QLD anyone?
 

Originally Posted by mark 'n' joe (Post 7221603)
Is Sheldon College a private school?

We used Sheldon for a couple of years, while on the waiting list for Faith Lutheran.

It was quite a decision to change when we got to the top of the Faith list, but we did so for a few reasons.

Faith was closer to us, primary within walking distance.
Faith was half the price.
Associating with friends was easier with Faith, as the Faith children were more local to us than the Sheldon children.

Sheldon is very strict. Ultra strict, which may or may not be a good thing.

One boy was seen smoking in uniform, outside school hours. He was expelled.

One child pushed another child, in school. The involved children and parents were called in after school to discuss it. This also involved children who witnessed it. Mine was one who saw it, and I (the father) was consequently also in the meeting.

Some parents have removed children because it is too strict, others go there because it is so strict.

spadgersdad Jan 29th 2009 7:53 am

Re: Thornlands, QLD anyone?
 
Hi,
Have also heard this from friends that their children went to Sheldon and the school was very strict so they pulled them out, cannot pass judgement myself as have no personal experience. My daughter has just started at Redlands College (Private School) and finding it very daunting due to primary and high school students all being in the same locality, again to early to pass judgement on the school.:thumbsup:


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