Balgowlah North Public School In-Person

I visited the Balgowlah North Public School in 2016, I cannot believe how long ago that was and do not ask me why it took me so long to write the school up. Balgowlah North Public School is situated in Sydney’s northern beach area. Balgowlah uses to be one of the old sleepy suburbs in Sydney. Thirty years ago if you walk through it, you will find mostly old red brick and weatherboard houses. It is very typical of what you call a working-class suburb. However, if you visit the suburb in recent years, you will find that a lot of the older houses got demolished and replaced by Macmansions and custom build large houses. These days North Balgowlah has an average house price of over two million dollars, it certainly has come a long way from its roots decades ago.

Balgowlah North Public School is situated on the Manning Street in the suburb of North Balgowlah opposite to the bushland. Despite its seemingly bush setting, the school is less than ten kilometres from the Sydney CBD and less than three kilometres from the world-famous Manly beach.

Academically Balgowlah North Public School usually falls between 100 to 300ish and please see the following table for the ranking.

YearNSW Primary School Ranking
2018330
2017174
2016344
2015199
201495
2013211
2012183
2011161

To find out school’s catchment, you can search for a particular school or address in the search box in the top right-hand corner of the embedded map or zoom into an area of interest on the map.

The most common name used by the NSW Department of Education is called “catchment” which refer to that students resides in a particular area is guaranteed a position in specific schools. When discussed from the perspective of a particular school is often referred to as one of the following terms.

  • School Zone
  • School intake area
  • School catchment

In 2018 there are 607 students consist of 318 boys and 289 girls. This number has been fairly consistent for most of this decade. There are 31 full time equivalent teaching and non-teaching staff in 2018. The percentage of students with language background other than English in 2018 is 12 percent, again this number has been fairly consistent and had not seen the dramatic increase that many other Sydney schools had experienced in the last decade or so.

Balgowlah North Public School has a lot of open green space and unfortunately full of demountable classrooms as well. Following are a brief photo tour of the school.

Balgowlah North Public School
Balgowlah North Public School

Balgowlah North Public School when I visited in 2016 has a lot of demountable classrooms as you can see from the photos below. In fact most of classrooms I saw in the school consisted of demountables.

Balgowlah North Public School Demountable Classrooms
Balgowlah North Public School Demountable Classrooms
More Balgowlah North Public School Demountable Classrooms
More Balgowlah North Public School Demountable Classrooms

Balgowlah North Public School has a lot of open space which is rare for a school this close to the Sydney CBD and is very pleasant. A lot of schools I know are so short of playground and open space and had to even have different recess and lunch time for different grades to reduce the crowding.

More Balgowlah North Public School Open Green Spaces
More Balgowlah North Public School Open Green Spaces
More More Balgowlah North Public School Open Green Spaces
More More Balgowlah North Public School Open Green Spaces

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Wentworth Point Public School

This page contains the information and the catchment map for Wentworth Point Public School in Sydney, NSW. You can search for a particular school or address in the search box in the top right-hand corner of the embedded map or zoom into an area of interest on the map.

The most common name used by NSW Department of Education is called “catchment” which refer to that students resides in a particular area is guaranteed a position in specific schools. When discussed from the perspective of a particular school is often referred to as one of the following terms.

  • School Zone
  • School intake area
  • School catchment

As usual contact the school in question or Department of Education for the final confirmation and you can also access the full NSW and Sydney Public School Catchment Map by following this link.

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Interesting Tidbit With Killara Public School

While I was researching for the school introduction piece with the Killara Public School, I noticed something interesting regarding the percentage of students at Killara Public School coming from language backgrounds other than English. If you missed the previous article regarding Killara Public School, you can find them as following.

Alright lets first look at stats first

  • 2008 : Enrolment 219 : Percentage of non English background is 18%
  • 2009 : Enrolment 225 : Percentage of non English background is 32%
  • 2010 : Enrolment 250 : Percentage of non English background is 38%
  • 2011 : Enrolment 272 : Percentage of non English background is 30%
  • 2012 : Enrolment 303 : Percentage of non English background is 38%
  • 2013 : Enrolment 321 : Percentage of non English background is 43%
  • 2014 : Enrolment 360 : Percentage of non English background is 52%
  • 2015 : Enrolment 384 : Percentage of non English background is 53%
  • 2016 : Enrolment 440 : Percentage of non English background is 55%
  • 2017 : Enrolment 447 : Percentage of non English background is 59%
  • 2018 : Enrolment 428 : Percentage of non English background is 63%

The enrolment increase I have already discussed in the previous article. However take a note of the increase of students with non English background, it went from 18 percent in 2008 to 63 percent in 2018. This is very significant changes consider Killara is one of the “old” suburb and established for a long time, also dominated by detached housings until recent years.

Let’s go over this in a bit more detail for those that are not familiar with the public schools in the Sydney north shore areas. All the public schools in Sydney north shore area that I know of all got larger kindergarten cohorts than their year four to six counterparts. For example, the kindergarten can easily have six class compare to two in year six. The class size is smaller in kindergarten level from memory is 20 compare up to 30 in year six. This means that it is not unusual to have double the number of kindergarten students compare to year six.

What happens is many parents often opt for the local public school when the children are young to take advantage of local proximity. When the kids got older from roughly year 3 onwards, a lot will be leaving for the private schools. This is a very common phenomenon in the north shore area.

Now we got that out of the way, let’s do some number regarding this using the fact above. For the students entered kindergarten with the school in 2012, they will be year six in 2018. You will get new students join and some leave, however, the composition do not change as significantly compare to the changes in kindergarten enrolment. If kindergarten in 2012 got 45 per cent of non-English background and in 2016 to achieve the school-wide ratio of 63 per cent, the kindergarten class in 2018 probably has a non-English background ratio of 75 to 80 per cent.

So here is another interesting series of study of Killara Public School. I enjoyed the research and the actual visit to the school. So I wish everyone a happy Sunday and enjoy the sleep in.

As usual, contact the school in question or Department of Education for the final confirmation and you can also access the full NSW and Sydney Public School Catchment Map by following this link.

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Top 500 Ranking Victoria Melbourne Primary School For The Year Of 2018 (Government and Non-government)

This is a special entry for Lyn.

Top ranking Victoria Melbourne primary schools for the year of 2017. The result is a combination of both year 3 and 5 numbers from NAPLAN. One thing to note is some schools listed have very low enrolment number so the result is possibly not a reliable reflection of the entire school’s performance and historically can have big fluctuations as well. This is why I also included the enrolment number here, some school got big enrolment number as well due to they are classified as combined with both primary and secondary components counted together. One more thing to note is that percentage is based on the number one primary school regardless of school sector Australia wide.

RankingSchool NameStateSchool SectorLocationTotal EnrolmentCombined Score As Percentage of Number One School In Australia Regardless of School Sector
1Presbyterian Ladies' CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities141296.65%
2Haileybury CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities375495.69%
3Ballarat Clarendon CollegeVICIndependentInner Regional132693.29%
4Fitzroy Community SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities11393.13%
5Fintona Girls' SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities45692.96%
6Huntingtower SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities68692.88%
7Beverley Hills Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities47392.74%
8Oakleigh South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities100691.90%
9Scotch CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities188391.85%
10Serpell Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities115991.81%
11Camberwell Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities130191.69%
12Mentone Girls' Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities73991.40%
13St Andrews Christian CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities58191.25%
14Christ Church Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities29290.89%
15Waverley Christian CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities186790.65%
16Balwyn Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities53790.56%
17Erasmus SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities10690.32%
18Lighthouse Christian College CranbourneVICIndependentMajor Cities86390.28%
19Glendal Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities87390.15%
20Thomastown East Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities16990.13%
21Doncaster Gardens Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities68190.03%
22Korowa Anglican Girls' SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities62090.03%
23Carey Baptist Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities224890.01%
24Firbank Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities110789.99%
25The Knox SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities56789.99%
26Southmoor Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities43289.84%
27Loreto Mandeville HallVICCatholicMajor Cities116789.77%
28Wheelers Hill Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities52889.74%
29Camberwell Girls Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities71289.56%
30Lauriston Girls' SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities89789.50%
31Bentleigh West Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities60589.44%
32Holy Trinity Primary SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities38189.44%
33St Leonard's CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities142689.41%
34Sholem Aleichem CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities18089.31%
35Camberwell Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities65489.12%
36Camelot Rise Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities44489.10%
37Knox Gardens Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities29289.10%
38Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities92088.93%
39Burwood East Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities27488.88%
40Genazzano FCJ CollegeVICCatholicMajor Cities102688.88%
41Methodist Ladies' CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities203488.81%
42Deepdene Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities45288.79%
43Canterbury Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities60588.71%
44South Yarra Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities37788.52%
45Mount View Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities108388.41%
46Glen Waverley Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities86488.41%
47Vermont Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities69488.40%
48Eltham East Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities64788.35%
49Good Shepherd SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities48888.35%
50St Cecilia's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities25388.33%
51Pinewood Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities65688.26%
52Preston West Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities67888.23%
53Kingswood CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities56788.23%
54Ruyton Girls' SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities83988.17%
55Toorak CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities73788.17%
56Trinity Grammar School KewVICIndependentMajor Cities138188.05%
57Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities52988.04%
58Westbourne Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities147988.02%
59St Margaret's SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities82487.97%
60St Kevin's CollegeVICCatholicMajor Cities203787.93%
61Kilvington Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities72387.90%
62Glenferrie Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities35787.83%
63Livingstone Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities77487.80%
64Templeton Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities72087.80%
65Melbourne Girls GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities94687.76%
66Sacred Heart SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities27787.61%
67Our Lady of Lourdes SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities14087.59%
68Malvern Central SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities41687.57%
69Strathcona Baptist Girls' GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities73387.52%
70Brighton Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities121887.52%
71Birralee Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities42687.50%
72Chilwell Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities37487.49%
73St Kilda Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities35087.45%
74Highvale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities29487.40%
75Melbourne Montessori SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities26687.38%
76Hampton Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities73187.33%
77Carnegie Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities59087.30%
78Hartwell Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities71087.30%
79Melbourne Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities179487.30%
80Murrumbeena Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities55987.28%
81Alphington Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities42887.23%
82St Dominic's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities28687.20%
83Toorak Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities50387.18%
84Sandridge SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities11287.18%
85Brandon Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities39087.14%
86Banyule Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities65487.13%
87Armadale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities37087.08%
88Park Orchards Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities32387.04%
89Wattle Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities39187.02%
90Our Lady Help of Christians SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities20086.99%
91Kerrimuir Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities34486.96%
92Caulfield Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities308286.96%
93Greythorn Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities56586.94%
94Casey Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities80786.89%
95St Joan of Arc SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities37586.80%
96Mount Waverley Heights Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities18386.63%
97Footscray City Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities36586.61%
98Burwood Heights Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities34186.61%
99Caulfield Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities27186.61%
100Ivanhoe Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities61586.58%
101Ss Peter & Paul's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities16286.58%
102Paynesville Primary SchoolVICGovernmentOuter Regional15386.56%
103Fitzroy North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities53286.54%
104Black Rock Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities58686.51%
105Yarraville West Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities82186.49%
106Ashburton Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities55186.49%
107Laburnum Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities77186.47%
108Our Lady Help of Christians SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities31686.47%
109Heidelberg Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities51786.46%
110Heathdale Christian CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities123786.46%
111Mount Waverley Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities80186.44%
112Ormond Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities41486.37%
113St Joseph's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities34186.37%
114Heatherton Christian CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities37086.37%
115Westgarth Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities64786.35%
116Kensington Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities48086.34%
117St Catherine's SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities68986.34%
118Shelford Girls' GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities50486.34%
119Panton Hill Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities11886.25%
120Glen Iris Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities42386.22%
121Mount Macedon Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional12886.11%
122Malvern Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities69786.11%
123Alphington Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities52586.08%
124Auburn South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities67486.06%
125Hawthorn West Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities48685.96%
126Penleigh & Essendon Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities244685.94%
127Kew East Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities47085.93%
128Parkdale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities66585.93%
129Blackburn Lake Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities46985.91%
130St Kevin's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities12785.89%
131St Roch's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities16985.89%
132Dunkeld Consolidated SchoolVICGovernmentOuter Regional10485.84%
133Essendon Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities50985.81%
134Valkstone Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities67685.81%
135Mont Albert Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities71885.77%
136Yackandandah Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional14385.75%
137Orchard Grove Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities66285.75%
138Gardenvale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities66385.72%
139Malvern Valley Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities25385.72%
140The King David SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities59585.68%
141Surrey Hills Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities40485.65%
142Balwyn North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities47985.65%
143Doreen Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities15185.58%
144Clifton Hill Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities74685.58%
145Strathmore North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities42585.55%
146Donvale Christian CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities125585.51%
147Aireys Inlet Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional10985.51%
148Bialik CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities87485.48%
149Kororoit Creek Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities117885.48%
150Ivanhoe Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities191385.39%
151Deutsche Schule MelbourneVICIndependentMajor Cities10385.38%
152Mount Waverley North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities23385.38%
153Rangeview Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities58285.36%
154Mount Pleasant Road Nunawading Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities32885.34%
155St Michael's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities30585.34%
156Inverleigh Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional20285.32%
157Woorinen District Primary SchoolVICGovernmentOuter Regional8685.32%
158Lloyd Street Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities53385.31%
159St Mary's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities34485.31%
160Nunawading Christian College - PrimaryVICIndependentMajor Cities18685.29%
161Fyans Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities31185.27%
162Donvale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities25685.26%
163Syndal South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities42385.24%
164Mountain Gate Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities35985.22%
165Templestowe Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities45585.20%
166Templestowe Heights Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities34585.19%
167Alamanda K-9 CollegeVICGovernmentMajor Cities206585.19%
168Brentwood Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities71085.17%
169St Kilda Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities59985.15%
170Brighton Beach Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities37985.15%
171Southern Cross GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities53285.15%
172Cheltenham East Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities43885.14%
173Tintern GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities80485.14%
174St Gregory the Great SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities42685.12%
175Wales Street Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities60385.08%
176Sacre CoeurVICCatholicMajor Cities72085.08%
177St Mary's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities32385.08%
178Our Lady of Perpetual Succour SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities18685.08%
179Good News Lutheran CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities87985.08%
180Mitcham Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities41085.07%
181Yarra Valley GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities121485.02%
182North Melbourne Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities74385.00%
183Antonio Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities50385.00%
184Belmont Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities30284.98%
185Williamstown North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities76684.98%
186Cardross Primary SchoolVICGovernmentOuter Regional10484.98%
187Donburn Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities45584.98%
188Aspendale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities53284.93%
189St Vincent de Paul's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities43284.91%
190Geelong Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities144884.90%
191Merri Creek Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities44084.88%
192Boroondara Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities63284.86%
193Fairfield Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities48784.83%
194St Leonard's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities27784.78%
195Blackburn Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities51884.76%
196St Clement of Rome SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities35484.72%
197Beth Rivkah Ladies CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities59084.72%
198Overnewton Anglican Community CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities210984.72%
199Carlton Gardens Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities35984.71%
200Puckapunyal Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional20784.69%
201Carrum Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities31484.69%
202Wesley CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities303184.69%
203Sacred Heart SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities26784.67%
204St Leo the Great SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities24284.67%
205Bacchus Marsh GrammarVICIndependentInner Regional198684.67%
206Oakleigh Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities43684.65%
207Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities78584.65%
208Galilee Regional Catholic Primary SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities31384.60%
209Milgate Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities64684.59%
210Derinya Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities80084.57%
211St Paul's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities27184.55%
212The Kilmore International SchoolVICIndependentInner Regional43784.53%
213Altona Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities63184.52%
214Doncaster Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities54884.50%
215Mount Eliza North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities62684.50%
216St Margaret's Primary SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities33384.43%
217Oakleigh GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities67484.40%
218Carlton North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities28584.38%
219Our Holy Redeemer SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities16384.38%
220Oxley Christian CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities82784.38%
221Hughesdale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities54284.36%
222Wembley Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities72084.35%
223Tambo Upper Primary SchoolVICGovernmentOuter Regional10384.33%
224Ocean Grove Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional63384.33%
225Moonee Ponds Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities35184.33%
226Caulfield Junior CollegeVICGovernmentMajor Cities47484.31%
227Aberfeldie Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities37884.26%
228Newport Lakes Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities44584.24%
229Haddon Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional22284.24%
230St Bernadette's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities23984.24%
231St Paul's Anglican Grammar SchoolVICIndependentInner Regional125984.24%
232Cornish CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities65684.24%
233Coburg West Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities50484.23%
234Tulliallan Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities33784.21%
235Footscray North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities40984.17%
236Heathmont East Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities58484.16%
237Moorabbin Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities24884.14%
238Viewbank Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities65484.14%
239Essex Heights Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities56784.14%
240Wonga Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities39784.12%
241Andersons Creek Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities33984.12%
242Middle Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities53184.11%
243Emerald Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities50284.11%
244Montmorency South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities61984.11%
245Apollo Bay P-12 CollegeVICGovernmentInner Regional26284.11%
246Coleraine Primary SchoolVICGovernmentOuter Regional4884.09%
247Ripponlea Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities28984.09%
248St James' SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities33784.09%
249Ascot Vale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities26684.07%
250Preston Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities74184.04%
251Bellaire Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities60784.04%
252St Robert's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities38184.04%
253Croydon Hills Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities68084.02%
254St Luke the Evangelist SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities20284.02%
255Beechworth Montessori SchoolVICIndependentInner Regional8184.02%
256St Bridget's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities6284.00%
257Warrandyte Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities21183.99%
258Cheltenham Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities41983.99%
259Greenhills Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities52683.99%
260Richmond Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities35183.99%
261Essendon North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities66483.97%
262Jells Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities50783.95%
263Mentone Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities143583.93%
264Northside Christian CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities31983.93%
265Strathmore Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities50583.92%
266Marysville Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional5683.90%
267Mount Blowhard Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional7183.90%
268Beaumaris Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities54383.88%
269St Philip's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities12583.88%
270Coburg North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities41583.85%
271Coatesville Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities75983.83%
272Peninsula GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities128283.83%
273Maranatha Christian SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities76683.83%
274St Christopher's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities9183.81%
275St Michael's Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities120383.81%
276St Louis de Montfort's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities72583.80%
277Yesodei HaTorah CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities16383.80%
278Solway Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities50783.78%
279St Mary's SchoolVICCatholicOuter Regional51683.76%
280St Thomas the Apostle SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities35083.76%
281Lighthouse Christian CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities67783.76%
282Mckinnon Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities81483.75%
283Watsonia Heights Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities30883.75%
284Xavier CollegeVICCatholicMajor Cities196183.75%
285Northcote Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities37783.71%
286Apollo Parkways Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities81983.71%
287Sacred Heart SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities27683.66%
288Mount Scopus Memorial CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities128383.66%
289Fish Creek and District Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional8983.63%
290Glen Huntly Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities31583.63%
291Edinburgh CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities27683.63%
292Thomas Mitchell Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities80383.61%
293St Anne's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities28983.61%
294Eltham North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities59383.57%
295Sandringham East Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities52283.56%
296Woodleigh SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities94583.56%
297Gordon Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional11283.54%
298Seabrook Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities98083.54%
299Belle Vue Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities17483.52%
300St Mark's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities47883.52%
301Mulgrave Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities35483.50%
302St James' SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities24983.50%
303Magpie Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional9783.47%
304Kingston Heath Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities29683.45%
305St Aloysius' SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities6183.45%
306Albert Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities58183.44%
307St Joseph's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities41083.42%
308Mordialloc Beach Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities18383.40%
309Elwood Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities80383.40%
310Chatham Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities40983.40%
311Ivanhoe East Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities54683.37%
312Kinglake Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional8683.35%
313Templestowe Valley Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities48883.35%
314Whitehorse Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities36183.33%
315St Mary's SchoolVICCatholicOuter Regional4283.32%
316Brunswick South West Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities40483.30%
317Wantirna South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities26583.30%
318Ringwood Heights Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities27183.30%
319Selby Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities24083.28%
320Bayswater South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities30383.26%
321Westbreen Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities26383.25%
322Tinternvale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities33483.25%
323Pleasant Street Primary School ( Ballarat)VICGovernmentInner Regional34683.23%
324Wandin Yallock Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities8583.23%
325Port Melbourne Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities81383.23%
326Avondale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities36183.23%
327Camberwell South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities48183.21%
328St Mary's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities26183.21%
329Resurrection HouseVICCatholicMajor Cities15983.20%
330Aspendale Gardens Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities67083.18%
331Bright P-12 CollegeVICGovernmentOuter Regional55083.16%
332Macedon Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional24183.16%
333Castlemaine North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional24283.16%
334St Joseph's SchoolVICCatholicOuter Regional4283.16%
335St Mary's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities36583.16%
336St Finbar's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities32483.16%
337St Joseph's Primary SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities15683.13%
338Red Hill Consolidated SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional57883.11%
339Nazareth SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities31483.09%
340Hillcrest Christian CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities152483.09%
341Flemington Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities41483.08%
342Brighton Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities76883.08%
343St Columba's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities15483.08%
344Auburn Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities49983.06%
345St Peter's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities66683.06%
346St Patrick's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities33883.06%
347Balnarring Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities37783.02%
348Briar Hill Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities19383.02%
349St Raphael's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities27283.02%
350Our Lady of the Pines SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities34883.02%
351Williamstown Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities53183.01%
352Parktone Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities55383.01%
353Sandringham Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities48882.99%
354Toolamba Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional16882.99%
355Caulfield South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities49682.99%
356Kew Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities49382.97%
357Dandenong North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities83382.96%
358St Monica's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities13482.94%
359Christian College HightonVICIndependentMajor Cities98482.92%
360Montmorency Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities25882.90%
361Park Ridge Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities61282.90%
362Woodend Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional40082.89%
363Kunyung Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities68982.89%
364St Patrick's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities35782.87%
365Kardinia International CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities178782.87%
366Cowes Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional58582.85%
367Rosanna Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities31482.85%
368Bonbeach Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities30282.85%
369Greensborough Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities16882.84%
370Warragul North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional61782.84%
371St Mary's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities28982.84%
372Birregurra Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional8382.82%
373Our Lady of the Nativity SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities39682.82%
374Marlborough Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities20882.80%
375St Joseph's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities15282.80%
376St Francis Xavier's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities35482.80%
377Wallington Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional16082.78%
378Elsternwick Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities59582.77%
379Girton Grammar SchoolVICIndependentInner Regional114182.77%
380Tucker Road Bentleigh Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities61582.75%
381St Paul's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities36482.75%
382St James SchoolVICCatholicInner Regional10282.73%
383Truganina P-9 CollegeVICGovernmentMajor Cities89782.73%
384St Martin of Tours SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities51282.72%
385Bellbrae Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional50182.68%
386St Paul's Kealba Catholic SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities34082.68%
387St Therese's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities54682.65%
388Yeshivah CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities38682.65%
389King's CollegeVICIndependentInner Regional21282.65%
390St John's Lutheran School GeelongVICIndependentMajor Cities24882.63%
391Glen Waverley South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities33882.61%
392Beaconhills CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities290282.61%
393St Theresa's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities22682.60%
394St Damian's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities43282.58%
395Beaumaris North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities69382.56%
396Sacred Heart SchoolVICCatholicOuter Regional5882.54%
397Diamond Creek Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities22182.53%
398Quarry Hill Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional36182.53%
399Footscray West Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities61982.53%
400St Joseph's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities18782.53%
401St Joseph's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities31982.51%
402St Francis of Assisi SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities111282.51%
403Flinders Christian Community CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities187782.51%
404Hume Anglican GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities101882.51%
405Wandin North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities24882.49%
406Port Fairy Consolidated SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional22182.48%
407St Anne's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities16182.48%
408Bendigo Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional17282.44%
409Kingswood Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities58782.44%
410Roberts McCubbin Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities41882.44%
411Newport Gardens Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities48182.42%
412Tarrington Lutheran SchoolVICIndependentOuter Regional11882.41%
413Bairnsdale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentOuter Regional24682.35%
414Pascoe Vale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities52182.35%
415Barwon Heads Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional49282.34%
416St Peter's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities19482.34%
417Our Lady of the Way SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities14482.32%
418St Mary's SchoolVICCatholicInner Regional15382.32%
419St Christopher's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities71782.30%
420Upper Plenty Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional18982.27%
421Our Lady of Good Counsel SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities25482.27%
422Glenroy Central Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities23982.27%
423Stella Maris SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities32082.25%
424St Peter's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities55582.23%
425Seaholme Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities30282.18%
426St Albans Meadows Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities44882.18%
427Victory Lutheran CollegeVICIndependentInner Regional71682.18%
428Lakeside CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities34282.17%
429St Mary's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities29782.15%
430Chewton Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional7782.13%
431St Thomas More SchoolVICCatholicInner Regional40982.11%
432Aitken CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities126982.11%
433Old Orchard Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities53882.10%
434Dorset Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities48782.10%
435Avenel Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional12782.06%
436Cobden Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional17882.06%
437Holy Rosary SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities30682.05%
438Darul Ulum College of VictoriaVICIndependentMajor Cities105982.01%
439Woodford Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional20281.99%
440Watsonia North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities54581.99%
441Lyndale Greens Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities61881.99%
442St Bede's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities29281.99%
443Sirius CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities247281.99%
444Boronia Heights Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities49781.98%
445Niddrie Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities28281.98%
446Mary Immaculate SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities12181.98%
447Kallista Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities16381.96%
448Brunswick South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities31881.91%
449St Paul Apostle South SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities22281.91%
450Scoresby Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities21981.89%
451Kingsville Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities64281.87%
452Richmond West Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities27481.87%
453Mount Eliza Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities64481.86%
454Huntingdale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities38081.86%
455Christian College BellarineVICIndependentInner Regional44181.84%
456Brunswick North West Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities36481.82%
457St Patrick's SchoolVICCatholicInner Regional12481.81%
458Upwey Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities8981.77%
459St John Vianney's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities14881.77%
460Wallarano Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities68681.75%
461Village SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities7281.75%
462Knox Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities28881.74%
463Holy Name SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities28681.74%
464Emmaus Catholic Primary SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities42281.74%
465Weeden Heights Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities17381.72%
466Courtenay Gardens Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities83681.72%
467St Mary's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities55781.72%
468Highton Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities33681.70%
469Plenty Valley Christian CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities73981.70%
470Shepparton Christian College LtdVICIndependentInner Regional20081.70%
471Maiden Gully Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional55081.69%
472St Bernadette's Catholic Primary SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities23481.69%
473Eltham Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities42081.67%
474Woori Yallock Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional26481.67%
475Yarra Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities26081.67%
476Ruskin Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities35181.65%
477St Joseph's SchoolVICCatholicInner Regional11481.65%
478Sacred Heart SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities30581.65%
479St Bernard's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities22581.65%
480Parkmore Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities13781.62%
481Rolling Hills Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities36481.62%
482St Kevin's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities11381.62%
483St Margaret Mary's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities13581.60%
484St Monica's Primary SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities53681.57%
485St Anthony's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities16281.57%
486Tylden Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional11581.55%
487Irymple South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentOuter Regional35281.55%
488Oatlands Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities108981.55%
489St John's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities18281.55%
490Eltham CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities59781.55%
491Axedale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional11081.53%
492Research Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities18281.53%
493Katunga Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional8981.50%
494Cambridge Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities103181.50%
495Keysborough Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities45781.50%
496Holy Spirit SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities25181.50%
497Great Ryrie Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities50181.48%
498St Justin's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities34781.48%
499Wodonga Middle Years CollegeVICGovernmentInner Regional82381.46%
500Olivet Christian CollegeVICIndependentInner Regional7581.46%

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Killara Public School In-Person

I was actually at the Killara Public School in late 2016 but never had a chance to write it up until now. Killara Public School located in the leafy upper north shore suburb of Killara in Sydney. The school is located at Ridgeland Ave roughly about 20 minutes on foot west of the Killara Station. One thing to note is that west of Pacific Highway, it is a fairly steep downslope. So if you walking towards the direction of Killara station after school finishes, it can be a fairly long trek.

Killara Public School is fairly small by Sydney standard even after it experienced 116 per cent growth in enrolment from 2008 to 2018. In 2011 the school has 219 students. However, by 2018 the enrolment number is 428. This growth is particularly strong when compared to neighbouring schools. In 2018 it also has a full-time equivalent teaching staff of 22.5.

Academically the Killara Public School also performs very well both Sydney or nationwide. The school consistently ranked inside the top 100 in NSW when compare to both government and none government schools.

 NSW Primary School Ranking
201896
201760
201690
201583
201446
2013117
2012185
201134

You can search for a particular school or address in the search box in the top right-hand corner of the embedded map or zoom into an area of interest on the map.

The most common name used by the NSW Department of Education is called “catchment” which refer to that students resides in a particular area is guaranteed a position in specific schools. When discussed from the perspective of a particular school is often referred to as one of the following terms.

  • School Zone
  • School intake area
  • School catchment

The school also is fully of demountable classrooms, this is the consequence of the rapid expansion of the last decade. I visited the school in 2016 and last year eight permanent classroom was added to the school, so there are some welcoming changes recently not included in the photos below.

Killara Public School
Killara Public School

As you can in the below photo the school is very leafy and the playground is well shaded with large gum trees.

Killara Public School Playground
Killara Public School Playground

The semi permanent classrooms in the school.

Killara Public School Classrooms
Killara Public School Classrooms

Very nice and large open green space with the backdrops of the demountable classrooms which is everywhere in the school.

Killara Public School Grounds and Surrounding
Killara Public School Grounds and Surrounding

View of the open space and again you can easily notice the surrounding large and mature trees.

Killara Public School Grounds and Surrounding
Killara Public School Grounds and Surrounding

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Update on Willoughby Public School Expansion Progress

I have done two articles on Willoughby Public School previously introducing the school and discuss its expansion plan. You can find both below.

I have recently visited the school again and walked around to take some photos of the expansion in progress for both Willoughby Public School and Willoughby Girls High School. Looking at the progress, it should be ready next year or first half for sure. Both schools were previously fully stuffed with all types of demountable classrooms, so it was really nice to see the expansion happening and on track.

The first photo is the view of the school from the front gate, it is a good mix of the old and new.

Willloughby Public School
Willloughby Public School expansion from front gate

Following image shows the main expansion building for the Willoughby Public School, as you can see it is progressed pretty far already and should not be too long before it is ready.

Willoughby Public School Main Expansion Building
Willoughby Public School Main Expansion Building

Next shows the massive amount of new demountable classrooms brought in to hold over, I lost count but it is around 30. These are shared with Willoughby Girls High School, so not all are only used by the Willoughby Public School.

Willoughby Public School Demountable Classrooms
Willoughby Public School Demountable Classrooms

Rest of the school are more or less the same as before and you can see photos of them from my previous article entry. I am also putting two photos of Willoughby Girls High School here as this is considered as one expansion plan and carried out at same time.

First is the main expansion building for the neighouring Willoughby Girls High School. It takes place on what use to be the tennis court. Demonstration of how tight the space got in some Sydney school, the tennis court where the construction now taken place was taken over by demountable classrooms already. The last photo was where some demountable classrooms use to sit and now a construction site and looks like so far mostly used for storage of material and equipments.

Willough Girls High School Main Expansion Building
Willough Girls High School Main Expansion Building
Willoughby Girls High School Construction Site
Willoughby Girls High School Construction Site

This is certainly exciting times and I look forward to see the expansion when it finishes.

As usual, contact the school in question or Department of Education for the final confirmation and you can also access the full NSW and Sydney Public School Catchment Map by following this link.

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Australian school funding inequality further exacerbates the difference between rich and poor schools

I came across this well-researched article Rich school, poor school: Australia’s great education divide done by ABC a few days ago. The basic conclusion is that private schools outspend the government schools by a very large margin.

Anyone visited many of the top tier private schools in Australia will have some first-hand evidence of this, massive Olympic size pools, auditorium, pristine sports ground etc. On the other hand when visiting government schools often the only new build from within the last few decades happened during the 2008 global financial crisis. No matter what people say about Kevin Rudd, his spending during the period on the schools are sorely needed and very much welcomed.

I did a series of blogs on the Australian school fundings and did a detailed analysis of both government and private schools operation and capital expenditure in 2016. You can find the articles as following

Part 1 explains the funding model of Australian schools and where it is derived.

Part 2 goes over the spending of both government and private school’s spending on the operational side of things in 2016.

Part 3 goes over the capital expenditure of both government and private schools in 2016.

To summerise, per-student spending on the operational side between government and private schools are roughly the same. However, on a per-student basis, catholic schools outspend the government schools to the tune of 250% when it comes to capital expenditure in 2016. Independent schools outspend government schools by 464% when calculating on a per-student basis. This is a consistent trend year to year, so if you look at this over a longer period of time, private schools completely smash government schools on capital expenditure.

Also quoting the above-mentioned article 15% of the catholic schools and 8% of the independent schools capital expenditure comes from both state and federal governments. This pretty much agrees with my analysis of the data for 2016. In 10.6% of Catholic and 10.1% of independent schools, their capital expenditure comes from either state or federal governments.

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Top 500 Ranking Victoria Melbourne Primary School For The Year Of 2017

Top 500 ranking Victoria Melbourne primary schools for the year of 2017. The result is a combination of both year 3 and 5 numbers from NAPLAN. One thing to note is some schools listed have very low enrolment number so the result is possibly not a reliable reflection of the entire school’s performance and historically can have big fluctuations as well. This is why I also included the enrolment number here, some school got big enrolment number as well due to they are classified as combined with both primary and secondary components counted together. One more thing to note is that percentage is based on the number one primary school regardless of school sector Australia wide.

RankingSchool NameStateSchool SectorLocationTotal EnrolmentCombined Score As Percentage of Number One School In Australia Regardless of School Sector
1Presbyterian Ladies' CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities141296.65%
2Haileybury CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities375495.69%
3Ballarat Clarendon CollegeVICIndependentInner Regional132693.29%
4Fitzroy Community SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities11393.13%
5Fintona Girls' SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities45692.96%
6Huntingtower SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities68692.88%
7Beverley Hills Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities47392.74%
8Oakleigh South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities100691.90%
9Scotch CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities188391.85%
10Serpell Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities115991.81%
11Camberwell Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities130191.69%
12Mentone Girls' Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities73991.40%
13St Andrews Christian CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities58191.25%
14Christ Church Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities29290.89%
15Waverley Christian CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities186790.65%
16Balwyn Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities53790.56%
17Erasmus SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities10690.32%
18Lighthouse Christian College CranbourneVICIndependentMajor Cities86390.28%
19Glendal Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities87390.15%
20Thomastown East Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities16990.13%
21Doncaster Gardens Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities68190.03%
22Korowa Anglican Girls' SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities62090.03%
23Carey Baptist Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities224890.01%
24Firbank Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities110789.99%
25The Knox SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities56789.99%
26Southmoor Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities43289.84%
27Loreto Mandeville HallVICCatholicMajor Cities116789.77%
28Wheelers Hill Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities52889.74%
29Camberwell Girls Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities71289.56%
30Lauriston Girls' SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities89789.50%
31Bentleigh West Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities60589.44%
32Holy Trinity Primary SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities38189.44%
33St Leonard's CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities142689.41%
34Sholem Aleichem CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities18089.31%
35Camberwell Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities65489.12%
36Camelot Rise Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities44489.10%
37Knox Gardens Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities29289.10%
38Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities92088.93%
39Burwood East Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities27488.88%
40Genazzano FCJ CollegeVICCatholicMajor Cities102688.88%
41Methodist Ladies' CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities203488.81%
42Deepdene Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities45288.79%
43Canterbury Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities60588.71%
44South Yarra Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities37788.52%
45Mount View Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities108388.41%
46Glen Waverley Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities86488.41%
47Vermont Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities69488.40%
48Eltham East Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities64788.35%
49Good Shepherd SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities48888.35%
50St Cecilia's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities25388.33%
51Pinewood Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities65688.26%
52Preston West Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities67888.23%
53Kingswood CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities56788.23%
54Ruyton Girls' SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities83988.17%
55Toorak CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities73788.17%
56Trinity Grammar School KewVICIndependentMajor Cities138188.05%
57Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities52988.04%
58Westbourne Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities147988.02%
59St Margaret's SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities82487.97%
60St Kevin's CollegeVICCatholicMajor Cities203787.93%
61Kilvington Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities72387.90%
62Glenferrie Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities35787.83%
63Livingstone Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities77487.80%
64Templeton Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities72087.80%
65Melbourne Girls GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities94687.76%
66Sacred Heart SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities27787.61%
67Our Lady of Lourdes SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities14087.59%
68Malvern Central SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities41687.57%
69Strathcona Baptist Girls' GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities73387.52%
70Brighton Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities121887.52%
71Birralee Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities42687.50%
72Chilwell Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities37487.49%
73St Kilda Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities35087.45%
74Highvale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities29487.40%
75Melbourne Montessori SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities26687.38%
76Hampton Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities73187.33%
77Carnegie Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities59087.30%
78Hartwell Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities71087.30%
79Melbourne Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities179487.30%
80Murrumbeena Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities55987.28%
81Alphington Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities42887.23%
82St Dominic's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities28687.20%
83Toorak Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities50387.18%
84Sandridge SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities11287.18%
85Brandon Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities39087.14%
86Banyule Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities65487.13%
87Armadale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities37087.08%
88Park Orchards Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities32387.04%
89Wattle Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities39187.02%
90Our Lady Help of Christians SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities20086.99%
91Kerrimuir Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities34486.96%
92Caulfield Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities308286.96%
93Greythorn Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities56586.94%
94Casey Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities80786.89%
95St Joan of Arc SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities37586.80%
96Mount Waverley Heights Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities18386.63%
97Footscray City Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities36586.61%
98Burwood Heights Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities34186.61%
99Caulfield Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities27186.61%
100Ivanhoe Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities61586.58%
101Ss Peter & Paul's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities16286.58%
102Paynesville Primary SchoolVICGovernmentOuter Regional15386.56%
103Fitzroy North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities53286.54%
104Black Rock Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities58686.51%
105Yarraville West Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities82186.49%
106Ashburton Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities55186.49%
107Laburnum Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities77186.47%
108Our Lady Help of Christians SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities31686.47%
109Heidelberg Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities51786.46%
110Heathdale Christian CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities123786.46%
111Mount Waverley Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities80186.44%
112Ormond Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities41486.37%
113St Joseph's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities34186.37%
114Heatherton Christian CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities37086.37%
115Westgarth Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities64786.35%
116Kensington Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities48086.34%
117St Catherine's SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities68986.34%
118Shelford Girls' GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities50486.34%
119Panton Hill Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities11886.25%
120Glen Iris Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities42386.22%
121Mount Macedon Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional12886.11%
122Malvern Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities69786.11%
123Alphington Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities52586.08%
124Auburn South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities67486.06%
125Hawthorn West Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities48685.96%
126Penleigh & Essendon Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities244685.94%
127Kew East Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities47085.93%
128Parkdale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities66585.93%
129Blackburn Lake Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities46985.91%
130St Kevin's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities12785.89%
131St Roch's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities16985.89%
132Dunkeld Consolidated SchoolVICGovernmentOuter Regional10485.84%
133Essendon Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities50985.81%
134Valkstone Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities67685.81%
135Mont Albert Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities71885.77%
136Yackandandah Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional14385.75%
137Orchard Grove Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities66285.75%
138Gardenvale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities66385.72%
139Malvern Valley Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities25385.72%
140The King David SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities59585.68%
141Surrey Hills Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities40485.65%
142Balwyn North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities47985.65%
143Doreen Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities15185.58%
144Clifton Hill Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities74685.58%
145Strathmore North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities42585.55%
146Donvale Christian CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities125585.51%
147Aireys Inlet Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional10985.51%
148Bialik CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities87485.48%
149Kororoit Creek Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities117885.48%
150Ivanhoe Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities191385.39%
151Deutsche Schule MelbourneVICIndependentMajor Cities10385.38%
152Mount Waverley North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities23385.38%
153Rangeview Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities58285.36%
154Mount Pleasant Road Nunawading Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities32885.34%
155St Michael's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities30585.34%
156Inverleigh Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional20285.32%
157Woorinen District Primary SchoolVICGovernmentOuter Regional8685.32%
158Lloyd Street Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities53385.31%
159St Mary's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities34485.31%
160Nunawading Christian College - PrimaryVICIndependentMajor Cities18685.29%
161Fyans Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities31185.27%
162Donvale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities25685.26%
163Syndal South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities42385.24%
164Mountain Gate Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities35985.22%
165Templestowe Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities45585.20%
166Templestowe Heights Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities34585.19%
167Alamanda K-9 CollegeVICGovernmentMajor Cities206585.19%
168Brentwood Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities71085.17%
169St Kilda Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities59985.15%
170Brighton Beach Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities37985.15%
171Southern Cross GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities53285.15%
172Cheltenham East Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities43885.14%
173Tintern GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities80485.14%
174St Gregory the Great SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities42685.12%
175Wales Street Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities60385.08%
176Sacre CoeurVICCatholicMajor Cities72085.08%
177St Mary's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities32385.08%
178Our Lady of Perpetual Succour SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities18685.08%
179Good News Lutheran CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities87985.08%
180Mitcham Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities41085.07%
181Yarra Valley GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities121485.02%
182North Melbourne Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities74385.00%
183Antonio Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities50385.00%
184Belmont Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities30284.98%
185Williamstown North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities76684.98%
186Cardross Primary SchoolVICGovernmentOuter Regional10484.98%
187Donburn Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities45584.98%
188Aspendale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities53284.93%
189St Vincent de Paul's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities43284.91%
190Geelong Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities144884.90%
191Merri Creek Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities44084.88%
192Boroondara Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities63284.86%
193Fairfield Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities48784.83%
194St Leonard's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities27784.78%
195Blackburn Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities51884.76%
196St Clement of Rome SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities35484.72%
197Beth Rivkah Ladies CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities59084.72%
198Overnewton Anglican Community CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities210984.72%
199Carlton Gardens Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities35984.71%
200Puckapunyal Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional20784.69%
201Carrum Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities31484.69%
202Wesley CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities303184.69%
203Sacred Heart SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities26784.67%
204St Leo the Great SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities24284.67%
205Bacchus Marsh GrammarVICIndependentInner Regional198684.67%
206Oakleigh Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities43684.65%
207Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities78584.65%
208Galilee Regional Catholic Primary SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities31384.60%
209Milgate Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities64684.59%
210Derinya Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities80084.57%
211St Paul's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities27184.55%
212The Kilmore International SchoolVICIndependentInner Regional43784.53%
213Altona Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities63184.52%
214Doncaster Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities54884.50%
215Mount Eliza North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities62684.50%
216St Margaret's Primary SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities33384.43%
217Oakleigh GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities67484.40%
218Carlton North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities28584.38%
219Our Holy Redeemer SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities16384.38%
220Oxley Christian CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities82784.38%
221Hughesdale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities54284.36%
222Wembley Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities72084.35%
223Tambo Upper Primary SchoolVICGovernmentOuter Regional10384.33%
224Ocean Grove Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional63384.33%
225Moonee Ponds Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities35184.33%
226Caulfield Junior CollegeVICGovernmentMajor Cities47484.31%
227Aberfeldie Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities37884.26%
228Newport Lakes Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities44584.24%
229Haddon Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional22284.24%
230St Bernadette's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities23984.24%
231St Paul's Anglican Grammar SchoolVICIndependentInner Regional125984.24%
232Cornish CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities65684.24%
233Coburg West Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities50484.23%
234Tulliallan Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities33784.21%
235Footscray North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities40984.17%
236Heathmont East Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities58484.16%
237Moorabbin Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities24884.14%
238Viewbank Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities65484.14%
239Essex Heights Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities56784.14%
240Wonga Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities39784.12%
241Andersons Creek Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities33984.12%
242Middle Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities53184.11%
243Emerald Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities50284.11%
244Montmorency South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities61984.11%
245Apollo Bay P-12 CollegeVICGovernmentInner Regional26284.11%
246Coleraine Primary SchoolVICGovernmentOuter Regional4884.09%
247Ripponlea Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities28984.09%
248St James' SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities33784.09%
249Ascot Vale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities26684.07%
250Preston Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities74184.04%
251Bellaire Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities60784.04%
252St Robert's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities38184.04%
253Croydon Hills Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities68084.02%
254St Luke the Evangelist SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities20284.02%
255Beechworth Montessori SchoolVICIndependentInner Regional8184.02%
256St Bridget's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities6284.00%
257Warrandyte Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities21183.99%
258Cheltenham Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities41983.99%
259Greenhills Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities52683.99%
260Richmond Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities35183.99%
261Essendon North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities66483.97%
262Jells Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities50783.95%
263Mentone Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities143583.93%
264Northside Christian CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities31983.93%
265Strathmore Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities50583.92%
266Marysville Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional5683.90%
267Mount Blowhard Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional7183.90%
268Beaumaris Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities54383.88%
269St Philip's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities12583.88%
270Coburg North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities41583.85%
271Coatesville Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities75983.83%
272Peninsula GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities128283.83%
273Maranatha Christian SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities76683.83%
274St Christopher's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities9183.81%
275St Michael's Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities120383.81%
276St Louis de Montfort's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities72583.80%
277Yesodei HaTorah CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities16383.80%
278Solway Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities50783.78%
279St Mary's SchoolVICCatholicOuter Regional51683.76%
280St Thomas the Apostle SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities35083.76%
281Lighthouse Christian CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities67783.76%
282Mckinnon Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities81483.75%
283Watsonia Heights Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities30883.75%
284Xavier CollegeVICCatholicMajor Cities196183.75%
285Northcote Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities37783.71%
286Apollo Parkways Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities81983.71%
287Sacred Heart SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities27683.66%
288Mount Scopus Memorial CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities128383.66%
289Fish Creek and District Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional8983.63%
290Glen Huntly Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities31583.63%
291Edinburgh CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities27683.63%
292Thomas Mitchell Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities80383.61%
293St Anne's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities28983.61%
294Eltham North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities59383.57%
295Sandringham East Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities52283.56%
296Woodleigh SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities94583.56%
297Gordon Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional11283.54%
298Seabrook Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities98083.54%
299Belle Vue Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities17483.52%
300St Mark's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities47883.52%
301Mulgrave Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities35483.50%
302St James' SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities24983.50%
303Magpie Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional9783.47%
304Kingston Heath Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities29683.45%
305St Aloysius' SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities6183.45%
306Albert Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities58183.44%
307St Joseph's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities41083.42%
308Mordialloc Beach Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities18383.40%
309Elwood Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities80383.40%
310Chatham Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities40983.40%
311Ivanhoe East Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities54683.37%
312Kinglake Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional8683.35%
313Templestowe Valley Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities48883.35%
314Whitehorse Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities36183.33%
315St Mary's SchoolVICCatholicOuter Regional4283.32%
316Brunswick South West Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities40483.30%
317Wantirna South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities26583.30%
318Ringwood Heights Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities27183.30%
319Selby Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities24083.28%
320Bayswater South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities30383.26%
321Westbreen Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities26383.25%
322Tinternvale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities33483.25%
323Pleasant Street Primary School ( Ballarat)VICGovernmentInner Regional34683.23%
324Wandin Yallock Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities8583.23%
325Port Melbourne Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities81383.23%
326Avondale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities36183.23%
327Camberwell South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities48183.21%
328St Mary's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities26183.21%
329Resurrection HouseVICCatholicMajor Cities15983.20%
330Aspendale Gardens Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities67083.18%
331Bright P-12 CollegeVICGovernmentOuter Regional55083.16%
332Macedon Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional24183.16%
333Castlemaine North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional24283.16%
334St Joseph's SchoolVICCatholicOuter Regional4283.16%
335St Mary's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities36583.16%
336St Finbar's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities32483.16%
337St Joseph's Primary SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities15683.13%
338Red Hill Consolidated SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional57883.11%
339Nazareth SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities31483.09%
340Hillcrest Christian CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities152483.09%
341Flemington Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities41483.08%
342Brighton Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities76883.08%
343St Columba's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities15483.08%
344Auburn Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities49983.06%
345St Peter's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities66683.06%
346St Patrick's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities33883.06%
347Balnarring Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities37783.02%
348Briar Hill Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities19383.02%
349St Raphael's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities27283.02%
350Our Lady of the Pines SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities34883.02%
351Williamstown Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities53183.01%
352Parktone Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities55383.01%
353Sandringham Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities48882.99%
354Toolamba Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional16882.99%
355Caulfield South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities49682.99%
356Kew Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities49382.97%
357Dandenong North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities83382.96%
358St Monica's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities13482.94%
359Christian College HightonVICIndependentMajor Cities98482.92%
360Montmorency Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities25882.90%
361Park Ridge Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities61282.90%
362Woodend Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional40082.89%
363Kunyung Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities68982.89%
364St Patrick's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities35782.87%
365Kardinia International CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities178782.87%
366Cowes Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional58582.85%
367Rosanna Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities31482.85%
368Bonbeach Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities30282.85%
369Greensborough Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities16882.84%
370Warragul North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional61782.84%
371St Mary's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities28982.84%
372Birregurra Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional8382.82%
373Our Lady of the Nativity SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities39682.82%
374Marlborough Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities20882.80%
375St Joseph's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities15282.80%
376St Francis Xavier's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities35482.80%
377Wallington Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional16082.78%
378Elsternwick Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities59582.77%
379Girton Grammar SchoolVICIndependentInner Regional114182.77%
380Tucker Road Bentleigh Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities61582.75%
381St Paul's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities36482.75%
382St James SchoolVICCatholicInner Regional10282.73%
383Truganina P-9 CollegeVICGovernmentMajor Cities89782.73%
384St Martin of Tours SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities51282.72%
385Bellbrae Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional50182.68%
386St Paul's Kealba Catholic SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities34082.68%
387St Therese's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities54682.65%
388Yeshivah CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities38682.65%
389King's CollegeVICIndependentInner Regional21282.65%
390St John's Lutheran School GeelongVICIndependentMajor Cities24882.63%
391Glen Waverley South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities33882.61%
392Beaconhills CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities290282.61%
393St Theresa's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities22682.60%
394St Damian's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities43282.58%
395Beaumaris North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities69382.56%
396Sacred Heart SchoolVICCatholicOuter Regional5882.54%
397Diamond Creek Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities22182.53%
398Quarry Hill Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional36182.53%
399Footscray West Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities61982.53%
400St Joseph's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities18782.53%
401St Joseph's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities31982.51%
402St Francis of Assisi SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities111282.51%
403Flinders Christian Community CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities187782.51%
404Hume Anglican GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities101882.51%
405Wandin North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities24882.49%
406Port Fairy Consolidated SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional22182.48%
407St Anne's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities16182.48%
408Bendigo Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional17282.44%
409Kingswood Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities58782.44%
410Roberts McCubbin Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities41882.44%
411Newport Gardens Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities48182.42%
412Tarrington Lutheran SchoolVICIndependentOuter Regional11882.41%
413Bairnsdale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentOuter Regional24682.35%
414Pascoe Vale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities52182.35%
415Barwon Heads Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional49282.34%
416St Peter's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities19482.34%
417Our Lady of the Way SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities14482.32%
418St Mary's SchoolVICCatholicInner Regional15382.32%
419St Christopher's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities71782.30%
420Upper Plenty Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional18982.27%
421Our Lady of Good Counsel SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities25482.27%
422Glenroy Central Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities23982.27%
423Stella Maris SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities32082.25%
424St Peter's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities55582.23%
425Seaholme Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities30282.18%
426St Albans Meadows Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities44882.18%
427Victory Lutheran CollegeVICIndependentInner Regional71682.18%
428Lakeside CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities34282.17%
429St Mary's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities29782.15%
430Chewton Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional7782.13%
431St Thomas More SchoolVICCatholicInner Regional40982.11%
432Aitken CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities126982.11%
433Old Orchard Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities53882.10%
434Dorset Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities48782.10%
435Avenel Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional12782.06%
436Cobden Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional17882.06%
437Holy Rosary SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities30682.05%
438Darul Ulum College of VictoriaVICIndependentMajor Cities105982.01%
439Woodford Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional20281.99%
440Watsonia North Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities54581.99%
441Lyndale Greens Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities61881.99%
442St Bede's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities29281.99%
443Sirius CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities247281.99%
444Boronia Heights Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities49781.98%
445Niddrie Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities28281.98%
446Mary Immaculate SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities12181.98%
447Kallista Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities16381.96%
448Brunswick South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities31881.91%
449St Paul Apostle South SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities22281.91%
450Scoresby Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities21981.89%
451Kingsville Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities64281.87%
452Richmond West Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities27481.87%
453Mount Eliza Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities64481.86%
454Huntingdale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities38081.86%
455Christian College BellarineVICIndependentInner Regional44181.84%
456Brunswick North West Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities36481.82%
457St Patrick's SchoolVICCatholicInner Regional12481.81%
458Upwey Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities8981.77%
459St John Vianney's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities14881.77%
460Wallarano Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities68681.75%
461Village SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities7281.75%
462Knox Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities28881.74%
463Holy Name SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities28681.74%
464Emmaus Catholic Primary SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities42281.74%
465Weeden Heights Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities17381.72%
466Courtenay Gardens Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities83681.72%
467St Mary's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities55781.72%
468Highton Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities33681.70%
469Plenty Valley Christian CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities73981.70%
470Shepparton Christian College LtdVICIndependentInner Regional20081.70%
471Maiden Gully Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional55081.69%
472St Bernadette's Catholic Primary SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities23481.69%
473Eltham Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities42081.67%
474Woori Yallock Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional26481.67%
475Yarra Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities26081.67%
476Ruskin Park Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities35181.65%
477St Joseph's SchoolVICCatholicInner Regional11481.65%
478Sacred Heart SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities30581.65%
479St Bernard's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities22581.65%
480Parkmore Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities13781.62%
481Rolling Hills Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities36481.62%
482St Kevin's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities11381.62%
483St Margaret Mary's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities13581.60%
484St Monica's Primary SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities53681.57%
485St Anthony's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities16281.57%
486Tylden Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional11581.55%
487Irymple South Primary SchoolVICGovernmentOuter Regional35281.55%
488Oatlands Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities108981.55%
489St John's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities18281.55%
490Eltham CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities59781.55%
491Axedale Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional11081.53%
492Research Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities18281.53%
493Katunga Primary SchoolVICGovernmentInner Regional8981.50%
494Cambridge Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities103181.50%
495Keysborough Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities45781.50%
496Holy Spirit SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities25181.50%
497Great Ryrie Primary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities50181.48%
498St Justin's SchoolVICCatholicMajor Cities34781.48%
499Wodonga Middle Years CollegeVICGovernmentInner Regional82381.46%
500Olivet Christian CollegeVICIndependentInner Regional7581.46%

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Strict enforcement of enrolment ceiling in NSW schools

There were a number of articles that came out in the last few days and I feel this needs to be further discussed. I won’t list all the article, just one as example “‘Heavy-handed’: Schools crack down on out-of-area enrolments“.

To summarise what has been discussed in the articles on why the new strict enforcement is happening

  1. School choice had been great for parents but no so good for student distribution between schools within NSW.
  2. Because of school choice and none strict enforcement of enrolment guidelines with some principles it resulted in some schools bursting at seams with enrolment and others with plenty of classrooms empty.

What will be done to achieve this

  1. NSW Department of Education’s Asset Management Unit will calculate an enrolment cap and will discuss the suggested cap with each principal. This enrolment cap is expected to be finalised by the end of this term.
  2. If the enrolment number exceed this population limit due to out of area enrolment, then no new demountable buildings will be given.
  3. Introduction of 100 point system requirement for enrolment for schools that are in high demand. This is nothing new in my personal experience, some schools currently demand more documents than what you need to open a bank account already.
  4. Students already enroled will not be affected, however sibling not enroled will be.
  5. Schools under the cap will be able to take out of area applications at school’s discretion.
  6. Schools with close to this cap will have to convene a panel and sibling being one of the most important factor in deciding this.
  7. Schools over the cap will not able to take out of area applications and required to reduce the student population over time as well.
  8. In specific circustance principles can request for enrolment of out of area students with the Department of Education’s regional manager.
  9. Academic merit will not be part of critieria for out of area enrolment application.

Technically this is not that different from the current rule, just a lot less discretion on the part of respective principles. I visited a lot of schools and some have virtually very little permenant buildings so it would be interesting to see how this cap are came up. Long term this will have a lot of flow-on effects, particular in the cases where siblings may be forced to be split to attend different public schools.

We will not know exactly how this will affect the actual enrolment of each individual schools until next term and it will be interesting to see how this further developers.

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2019 NSW Selective High School Minimum Entry Score

Please note this is a normalised number not a raw score and it is used for enrolment for 2019 entry. The actual test was done in 2018. Quoting NSW Department of Education.

There are 17 fully selective high schools, 26 high schools with selective classes (partially selective), 4 agricultural high schools2and a virtual selective class provision offering selective placement in Year 7 for entry in 2019.

Number of vacancies: 4,256
Number of applicants: 14,5011

Also, the minimum score in 2019 is a lot higher than the ones in 2018 and given the score is normalised, this must mean there are changes on how the results are normalised. Anyhow enjoy the table and have fun with your weekend.

School_nameRounded_cut_off
James Ruse Agricultural High School250
North Sydney Boys High School234
Baulkham Hills High School230
Sydney Boys High School229
Hornsby Girls High School227
North Sydney Girls High School226
Girraween High School225
Normanhurst Boys High School225
Sydney Girls High School225
Fort Street High School222
Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly Campus217
Chatswood High School215
Penrith High School215
Parramatta High School210
Hurlstone Agricultural High School207
St George Girls High School207
Ryde Secondary College201
Caringbah High School198
Sydney Technical High School198
Sefton High School197
Blacktown Boys High School195
Smiths Hill High School194
Merewether High School191
Blacktown Girls High School189
Tempe High School189
Gosford High School188
Alexandria Park Community School186
Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus186
Rose Bay Secondary College184
Sydney Secondary College Balmain Campus182
Macquarie Fields High School179
Prairiewood High School177
Moorebank High School176
Aurora College (Virtual)172
Bonnyrigg High School162
Elizabeth Macarthur High School162
Gorokan High School161
Grafton High School161
Granville Boys High School161
Peel High School161
Armidale High School160
Auburn Girls High School160
Karabar High School160
Kooringal High School160

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