NSW Government Primary School Ranking (Eastwood Public School 2015-2019)

One of recent visitor to the site Jason recently raised the question about fluctuating of the ranking of the Eastwood Public School over the years.

The following table shows the ranking and relevant percentage from 2015 to 2019. One more thing to note is that the percentage is based on the number one primary school Australia wide regardless of the school sector for the year in question. I only included the Government schools only comparison to make the comparison easier to perform.

Eastwood Public SchoolRankingPercentage
20151789.89%
2016489.79%
20172989.21%
20181191.04%
20192189.76%

As you can see the percentage is actually very stable much more so than I expected actually. The fluctuating of the ranking in this particular case is almost all based on how well the other schools did in the relevant years. In reality, there is little difference in academic performance with ranking 11 or 29. Some movements with ranking are to normal and to be expected unless you are the top few schools that tend to always dominate the top positions.

Enrolment with government public schools at the primary level is based on catchment, so unless you are one of the top schools that tend to attract the best, some fluctuations year to year is to be expected.

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Top 100 Ranking NSW Sydney Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government and Private)

Top ranking NSW Sydney Secondary Schools (Non-government and Private) for the year 2019. The result is a combination of both year 7 and 9 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 the percentage is based on the number one primary school regardless of school sector Australia wide. Just so to be clear that the particular school is James Ruse Agricultural High School for the year of 2019.

RankingSchool NameStateSchool SectorLocationTotal EnrolmentPercentage
1Sydney Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities186094.45%
2St Aloysius' CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities126090.23%
3AbbotsleighNSWIndependentMajor Cities145990.08%
4Meriden SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities127688.88%
5SCEGGS DarlinghurstNSWIndependentMajor Cities93087.80%
6Pymble Ladies' CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities227387.73%
7Tara Anglican School for GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities71487.66%
8QueenwoodNSWIndependentMajor Cities89687.15%
9KambalaNSWIndependentMajor Cities97286.92%
10Presbyterian Ladies' College SydneyNSWIndependentMajor Cities135486.82%
11Saint Mary MacKillop Colleges LimitedNSWIndependentInner Regional13686.43%
12Ascham SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities118186.39%
13Saint Mary MacKillop College AlburyNSWIndependentInner Regional18286.38%
14Roseville CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities97386.36%
15Arden Anglican SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities85986.32%
16Al Noori Muslim SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities185186.14%
17Knox Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities303086.07%
18SCECGS RedlandsNSWIndependentMajor Cities160086.01%
19Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities117186.00%
20German International School SydneyNSWIndependentMajor Cities30285.99%
21Redeemer Baptist SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities46885.97%
22Wenona SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities113885.92%
23Ravenswood School for GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities126885.90%
24Montgrove CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities67185.90%
25MLC SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities122185.82%
26Reddam HouseNSWIndependentMajor Cities122385.80%
27Loreto KirribilliNSWIndependentMajor Cities110485.76%
28Lycee Condorcet The International French School Of SydneyNSWIndependentMajor Cities83285.50%
29Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities41185.44%
30St Catherine's SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities101385.40%
31Tangara School for GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities61685.37%
32Barker CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities221085.30%
33The King's SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities177285.16%
34Santa Sabina CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities118985.08%
35Al-Faisal CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities220084.83%
36Central Coast Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities128284.80%
37Cranbrook SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities148284.78%
38Emanuel SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities82984.63%
39PLC ArmidaleNSWIndependentInner Regional25384.63%
40Kincoppal - Rose Bay School of the Sacred HeartNSWIndependentMajor Cities91184.60%
41St Paul's International CollegeNSWIndependentInner Regional15684.57%
42William Clarke CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities156684.55%
43Trinity Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities212484.49%
44SHORE - Sydney Church of England Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities164184.49%
45Danebank - An Anglican School For GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities93184.45%
46Our Lady of Mercy College ParramattaNSWIndependentMajor Cities102984.42%
47The Hills Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities89984.30%
48Pittwater House SchoolsNSWIndependentMajor Cities84884.24%
49Mount St Benedict CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities105884.21%
50St Luke's Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities114884.17%
51Newington CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities201584.14%
52Macarthur Anglican SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities84884.13%
53Newcastle Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities85984.11%
54Mercy Catholic CollegeNSWCatholicMajor Cities68884.07%
55St George Christian SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities78584.06%
56Loreto NormanhurstNSWIndependentMajor Cities108783.95%
57Brigidine College RandwickNSWCatholicMajor Cities86583.88%
58The Scots CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities196783.86%
59Al-Faisal College - CampbelltownNSWIndependentMajor Cities65783.82%
60Covenant Christian SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities90983.75%
61St Ignatius' CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities157883.62%
62Frensham SchoolNSWIndependentInner Regional35183.60%
63International Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities118683.53%
64St Vincent's CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities71483.50%
65Wollemi CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities18383.46%
66Macquarie CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities79883.34%
67Moriah CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities144983.30%
68Brigidine College St IvesNSWIndependentMajor Cities87083.29%
69Blue Mountains Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities54283.26%
70St Pius X CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities113183.25%
71The Illawarra Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities77783.22%
72St Andrew's Cathedral SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities131383.18%
73St Patrick's College, StrathfieldNSWIndependentMajor Cities144183.15%
74The Scots School AlburyNSWIndependentInner Regional43782.97%
75Oxley CollegeNSWIndependentInner Regional70482.86%
76St Ursula's CollegeNSWCatholicMajor Cities109282.81%
77Emmanuel Anglican CollegeNSWIndependentInner Regional67882.69%
78Inaburra SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities108682.67%
79Pal Buddhist SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities10582.66%
80Stella Maris CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities90682.60%
81Greenacre Baptist Christian Community SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities34882.58%
82Wahroonga Adventist SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities51682.58%
83Marist Sisters' College WoolwichNSWCatholicMajor Cities100282.56%
84St Scholastica's College Glebe PointNSWIndependentMajor Cities102582.56%
85Cedars Christian CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities62782.56%
86St Columba Anglican SchoolNSWIndependentInner Regional115782.41%
87Xavier Catholic College BallinaNSWCatholicInner Regional87182.39%
88Illawarra Christian SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities58282.37%
89Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities119882.35%
90St Spyridon CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities78382.31%
91Marist College EastwoodNSWCatholicMajor Cities81982.30%
92Pacific Hills Christian SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities133082.30%
93Rosebank CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities136882.28%
94Oxford Falls Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities112682.05%
95Marist College North ShoreNSWCatholicMajor Cities82082.03%
96St Paul's Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities82981.99%
97Green Point Christian CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities96081.92%
98Catherine McAuley WestmeadNSWCatholicMajor Cities118681.88%
99Central Coast Steiner SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities27881.88%
100St Mark's Coptic Orthodox CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities73781.81%

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Top 100 Ranking NSW Sydney Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Public)

Top ranking NSW Sydney Secondary Schools (Government and Public) for the year of 2019. The result is a combination of both year 7 and 9 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 the percentage is based on the number one primary school regardless of school sector Australia wide. Just so to be clear that the particular school is James Ruse Agricultural High School for the year of 2019.

RankingSchool NameStateSchool SectorLocationTotal EnrolmentPercentage
1James Ruse Agricultural High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities835100.00%
2North Sydney Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities90996.62%
3Sydney Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities92496.59%
4North Sydney Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities91596.03%
5Hornsby Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities72295.32%
6Baulkham Hills High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities122595.31%
7Sydney Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities120894.83%
8Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly CampusNSWGovernmentMajor Cities78994.41%
9Normanhurst Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities75193.94%
10Girraween High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities75393.74%
11Fort Street High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities90893.49%
12Hurlstone Agricultural High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities95793.18%
13St George Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities92692.82%
14Penrith High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities91792.73%
15Merewether High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities107392.43%
16Caringbah High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities91492.12%
17Smiths Hill High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities73092.11%
18Conservatorium High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities15191.92%
19Gosford High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities106791.38%
20Sydney Technical High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities92190.97%
21Cheltenham Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities137185.87%
22Parramatta High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities96685.43%
23Sefton High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities105685.06%
24Chatswood High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities157584.85%
25Cherrybrook Technology High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities200584.48%
26Willoughby Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities96284.42%
27Northern Beaches Secondary College Mackellar Girls CampusNSWGovernmentMajor Cities132284.30%
28Ryde Secondary CollegeNSWGovernmentMajor Cities114584.20%
29Finigan School of Distance EducationNSWGovernmentMajor Cities36684.11%
30Tempe High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities94684.06%
31Carlingford High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities126084.02%
32Sydney Distance Education High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities55383.93%
33Killara High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities166783.86%
34Macquarie Fields High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities113383.72%
35Northern Beaches Secondary College Balgowlah Boys CampusNSWGovernmentMajor Cities103983.07%
36Killarney Heights High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities89283.01%
37Strathfield Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities102882.97%
38Castle Hill High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities180182.94%
39Turramurra High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities120782.83%
40St Ives High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities104682.80%
41Epping Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities127882.66%
42Riverside Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities85382.60%
43Cammeraygal High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities63582.51%
44Macarthur Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities111582.44%
45Pennant Hills High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities102082.39%
46Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt CampusNSWGovernmentMajor Cities92182.32%
47Newtown High School of Performing ArtsNSWGovernmentMajor Cities106682.14%
48Mosman High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities110282.14%
49Rose Bay Secondary CollegeNSWGovernmentMajor Cities130581.93%
50Burwood Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities117981.81%
51Sydney Secondary College Balmain CampusNSWGovernmentMajor Cities80381.72%
52Lindfield Learning VillageNSWGovernmentMajor Cities31581.65%
53Glenwood High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities142680.97%
54Canterbury Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities73880.94%
55Muirfield High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities84180.94%
56Hunter School of Performing ArtsNSWGovernmentMajor Cities113180.94%
57Kirrawee High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities120480.80%
58Pittwater High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities107880.66%
59Randwick Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities93480.65%
60Asquith Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities77480.62%
61Port Hacking High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities116180.61%
62Georges River College Penshurst Girls CampusNSWGovernmentMajor Cities56480.54%
63Crestwood High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities96780.52%
64Blacktown Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities65280.19%
65Cumberland High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities65580.17%
66Ku-ring-gai High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities62880.16%
67Model Farms High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities111280.15%
68Blacktown Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities78080.08%
69The Ponds High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities144079.99%
70Moorebank High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities106179.92%
71Concord High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities122979.92%
72Davidson High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities88279.88%
73Hunters Hill High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities70179.87%
74Wollongong High School of the Performing ArtsNSWGovernmentMajor Cities120879.84%
75Marrickville High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities46579.66%
76Alexandria Park Community SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities88279.59%
77Woolooware High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities91979.50%
78Kellyville High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities100979.45%
79Canley Vale High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities156079.43%
80East Hills Girls Technology High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities104079.42%
81Farrer Memorial Agricultural High SchoolNSWGovernmentInner Regional59379.40%
82Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and DesignNSWGovernmentMajor Cities85079.38%
83Ashfield Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities74379.32%
84Barrenjoey High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities75979.31%
85Kotara High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities112179.27%
86Blaxland High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities99379.13%
87Prairiewood High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities119479.11%
88The Jannali High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities86379.04%
89Woonona High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities79579.04%
90Homebush Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities107678.99%
91The Forest High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities77578.96%
92Engadine High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities103578.92%
93Bulli High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities92078.90%
94Randwick Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities61978.89%
95Moorefield Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities31378.76%
96Warners Bay High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities129478.76%
97Galston High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities61278.68%
98Cronulla High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities117978.66%
99Lambton High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities116178.64%
100Bonnyrigg High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities165878.55%

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Top Ranked Australian Secondary Schools For The Year 2019

Australia

Top 100 Ranking Australian Secondary Schools For The Year 2019 (Government and Non-Government)

Top Ranked Australian Secondary Schools For The Year 2019 (Government and Non-Government)

Top 100 Ranking Australian Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Public)

Top 100 Ranking Australian Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Public)

Top 100 Ranking Australian Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government and Private)

Top 100 Ranking Australian Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government and Private)

NSW

Top 100 Ranking NSW Sydney Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Non-Government)

Top 100 Ranking NSW Sydney Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Non-Government)

Top 100 Ranking NSW Sydney Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Public)

Top 100 Ranking NSW Sydney Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Public)

Top 100 Ranking NSW Sydney Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government and Private)

Top 100 Ranking NSW Sydney Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government and Private)

Victoria

Top 100 Ranking Victoria Melbourne Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Non-Government)

Top 100 Ranking Victorian Melbourne Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Non-Government)

Top 100 Ranking Victoria Melbourne Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Public)

Top 100 Ranking Victorian Melbourne Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Public)

Top 100 Ranking Victoria Melbourne Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government and Private)

Top 100 Ranking Victorian Melbourne Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government and Private)

Queensland

Top 100 Ranking Queensland Brisbane Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Non-Government)

Top 100 Ranking Queensland Brisbane Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Non-Government)

Top 100 Ranking Queensland Brisbane Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Public)

Top 100 Ranking Queensland Brisbane Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Public)

Top 100 Ranking Queensland Brisbane Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government and Private)

Top 100 Ranking Queensland Brisbane Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government and Private)

Western Australia

Top 100 Ranking Western Australia Perth Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Non-Government)

Top 100 Ranking Western Australia Perth Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Non-Government)

Top 100 Ranking Western Australia Perth Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Government/Public)

Top 100 Ranking Western Australia Perth Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Government/Public)

Top 100 Ranking Western Australia Perth Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government/Private)

Top 100 Ranking Western Australia Perth Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government/Private)

South Australia

Top 100 Ranking South Australia Adelaide Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Non-Government). Please note due to the particular nature of South Australian schools where primary schools are from kindergarten to year 7 where secondary schools are from year 8 to 12. So the ranking of South Australian secondary schools is based on year 9 numbers only.

Top 100 Ranking South Australian Adelaide Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Non-Government)

Top 100 Ranking South Australia Adelaide Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Government/Public)

Top 100 Ranking South Australian Adelaide Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Government/Public)

Top Ranking South Australia Adelaide Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government/Private)

Top Ranking South Australian Adelaide Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government/Private)

Tasmania

Top Ranking Tasmania Hobart Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Non-Government)

Top Ranking Tasmanian Hobart Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Non-Government)

Top Ranking Tasmania Hobart Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Public)

Top Ranking Tasmanian Hobart Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Public)

Top Ranking Tasmania Hobart Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government and Private)

Top Ranking Tasmanian Hobart Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government and Private)

ACT

Top Ranking ACT Canberra Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Non-Government)

Top Ranking ACT Canberra Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Non-Government)

Top Ranking ACT Canberra Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Public)

Top Ranking ACT Canberra Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Public)

Top Ranking ACT Canberra Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government/Private)

Top Ranking ACT Canberra Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government/Private)

NT

Top Ranking Northern Territory Darwin Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Non-Government)

Top Ranking Northern Territory Darwin Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Non-Government)

Top Ranking Northern Territory Darwin Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Government/Public)

Top Ranking Northern Territory Darwin Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Government/Public)

Top Ranking Northern Territory Darwin Secondary Schools For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government/Private)

Top Ranking Northern Territory Darwin Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government/Private)

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Australian Schools and Coronavirus 5th of March 2020

I just saw this on the news today that a year 11 student from Epping Boys High School was diagnosed with Coronavirus. As a result of this, the entire school is closed on this Friday as ordered NSW Health minister.

Currently, this is just a one day closure, all students and staff are asked to self isolate for the weekend. Further announcements on the future steps regarding this will be announced over the weekend.

This is the 25th case in NSW and number is going up rapidly so it is safe to say community spread has been going on for a while. A lot of new cases are popping in Northern Sydney around Ryde, Macquarie Park area. Just mentioned Epping Boys High School is around this area as well.

Things are deteriorating pretty fast and there almost certainly will be more cases popping up and in schools as well. So I would expect to see more school closure in the next few weeks, particularly around the Northern Sydney area. With the rate things are going, I would not be surprised to see individual school closure even before the Autumn holiday in April.

If things are deteriorating at the current rate, we almost certainly will be starting to see mass school closure in parts of Sydney and other areas of Australia as well.

So basically let’s all buckle down and this is going to be a real wide ride. I think we need to do what is needed to slow this Coronavirus down to avoid overloading the hospitals. So if school closure will be required then so be it. At this moment widespread school closure is premature, but with the rate things are changing, we may have to make that decision within the next few weeks.

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High Rise Schools in Australia

The newly reopened Arthur Phillip High School which is a high rise school with a 17-floor building. This is first of the many and with the pressure of the ever-expanding population, high rise schools will be a more common sight in the coming years.

Personally I prefer schools that are only 4 to 5 floor at max, this way it can still easily traversed by stairs rather than having to rely fully on elevators. The newly built Arthur Phillip High School having to stagger each year’s recess and break time. I guess this is to avoid crowding with the stairs and elevators. I am sure most of you had some painful experience with waiting for elevators. Crowded stairs also are really dangerous if not managed correctly.

Arthur Phillip High School is will also have an open-plan environment, this one is very interesting and can potentially a detriment. Anyway, it is good to see the NSW State government making steady investment and progress in dealing with the exploding student population.

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2020 NSW Year 7 Selective High School Key Dates

Following is the table for the key dates of 2020 NSW Year 7 Selective High School entrance.


Date
Activity
mid-January 2020Authority to attend letter sent to applicants enrolling at the school in Year 7 in 2020
27 February 2020Test authority letter is sent to candidates for entry in 2021
12 March 2020Selective High School Placement Test for entry in 2021
26 March 2020Requests for consideration of illness/misadventure submitted by applicants
26 April 2020Last day to change selective high school choices for entry in 2021
4 July 2020Placement outcomes sent overnight for entry in 2021
22 July 2020Parents send appeals to primary principals
29 July 2020Principals submit appeals to the Team
early August 2020Reserve list progress is updated on the website

This information is obtained from the NSW Department of Education’s website.

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NSW Selective High Schools Works as Intended

There had been a lot of controversy with the NSW Selective High Schools and with a large number of articles plus opinions attack its existence, also whether it serves the intended purpose.

The main point of the attack is that Selective High Schools students are mainly from the high social-economical background rather than serving the general population as intend.

First, the main criteria published in the Myschool website is called ICSEA which is called Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage, the main items in this index are parent’s education background and geographic location of the school. Whether the family is rich or poor has no direct bearing in this index. I have done a number of previous blog entries on this topic already, so I will not go into this in more detail.

Now, we got all these out of the way, you can view the articles on SMH which is called The Sydney suburbs sending the most students to selective schools.

NSW Department of Education’s own research that only 10 per cent of students in selective schools had parents who did not have post-school education.

There were also few students from the city’s richest suburbs such as Bellevue Hill, Double Bay or Milsons Point, suggesting families in those areas are still opting for private schools.

While selective schools have high rates of socio-educational advantage – which means students’ parents are educated, a key factor in schooling success – the figures show that does not necessarily equate to wealth.

Please note, what shown above is pretty much what anybody who had experience with selective high schools will tell you as well. This shows the students that study and apply themselves will get in rather than determine by how much money their parents have. We should be encouraging health and fair competitions, rather than create artificial access restriction that disadvantages one group or another.

For all the bad raps that standardized tests are getting these days, they are still the fairest and best way, for now, to provide opportunities to people that deserve them. That could be Selective High School tests and HSC or other similar tests.

We do not need to destroy what has up to now an avenue for children of middle-class parents to advance with their aspirations by crashing the existing selective high school systems. The reason why some parents are pushing their kids into selective high schools is that they themselves are a big beneficiary of education and understand what a good education can do for you.

As a society, we need to emphasise the benefit of education and continuingly promote it and never let up. Particularly with more automation entering Australia and the world, we will need more highly skilled people, a good and quality education is the only way to achieve that.

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NSW School Enrolment Surge

It is well known that NSW is experiencing a very significant enrolment surge in the last few years. This is well known in the communities as well with overcrowding in the local schools and many also filled with demountable classrooms.

There is a new article today on Another enrolment record as students head back to school on SMH.

Enrolments in public schools are continuing to grow to record levels. This year, there are expected to be 815,000 students in the sector, an increase of about 5000 on last year and almost 73,000 more than 10 years ago.

While the student census across the three sectors will not be held until schools open, the independent sector also expects further growth in enrolments. Between 2017 and 2018, enrolments grew by about 4500 students.

The public sector in Australia has recently reversed decades of shrinking enrolment percentage and starting to gain a larger share of student enrolment population. Also, most of the increases are happening at the younger end of the school population. Given the level of population growth due to both natural birth and immigration, this phenomenon is pretty much expected.

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New Public School For Sydney’s Crowded Northern Suburbs.

There are a number of new public schools has been planned or being completed all over Sydney. The northern suburbs around the T9 Northern rail line had seen a major increase in the population and resulting in many cases where severally overcrowded local public schools.

The new Smalls Road Public School located in the suburb of Ryde is opening next year and accepting the kindergarten class for 2020. It will be accepting all classes from kindergarten to year six in 2021. With the opening of this new school, all surrounding school’s catchment received a major revamp. For year one to six, the current school catchment will stand as it is and kindergarten enrolment will be using the newly updated catchment.

All together all the following public school’s catchment has updated.

Eastwood Public School
Denistone East Public School
Kent Road Public School
Meadowbank Public School
North Ryde Public School
Ryde East Public School
Ryde Public School
Putney Public School
Truscott Street Public School
West Ryde Public School

The existing 2019 school catchment is as following

2019 Northern Sydney Catchment around Ryde Area
2019 Northern Sydney Catchment around Ryde Area

2020 and 2021 school catchment of the new and affected school catchment as in the following screenshot and the updated map.

Smalls Road and Surround Public School Catchment for 2020
Smalls Road and Surround Public School Catchment for 2020

Updated interactive map as following

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

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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