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Queensland Secondary School Catchment Map Year 11

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This is the map for Queensland Secondary School Catchment for Year 11.

  • Albany Creek State High School
  • Aldridge State High School
  • Alexandra Hills State High School
  • Aspley State High School
  • Atherton State High School
  • Aviation High School
  • Ayr State High School
  • Babinda State School
  • Balmoral State High School
  • Barcaldine Prep-12 SS
  • Beaudesert State High School
  • Beenleigh State High School
  • Beerwah State High School
  • Benowa State High School
  • Bentley Park College
  • Biloela State High School
  • Blackall State School
  • Blackwater State High School
  • Boonah State High School
  • Bowen State High School
  • Bracken Ridge State High School
  • Bray Park State High School
  • Bremer State High School
  • Bribie Island State High School
  • Brisbane Bayside State College
  • Brisbane State High School
  • Browns Plains State High School
  • Bundaberg North State High School
  • Bundaberg State High School
  • Bundamba State Secondary College
  • Burnett State College
  • Burnside State High School
  • Bwgcolman COM School
  • Caboolture State High School
  • Cairns State High School
  • Calamvale Community College
  • Calen District State College
  • Caloundra State High School
  • Capalaba State College
  • Capella State High School
  • Cavendish Road State High School
  • Centenary Heights State High School
  • Centenary State High School
  • Chancellor State College
  • Charleville State High School
  • Charters Towers State High School
  • Chinchilla State High School
  • Clermont State High School
  • Cleveland District State High School
  • Clifton State High School
  • Cloncurry State School P-12
  • Clontarf Beach State High School
  • Collinsville State High School
  • Cooktown State School
  • Coolum State High School
  • Coombabah State High School
  • Coorparoo Secondary College
  • Corinda State High School
  • Craigslea State High School
  • Cunnamulla P-12 State School
  • Dakabin State High School
  • Dalby State High School
  • Deception Bay State High School
  • Dysart State High School
  • Earnshaw State College
  • Eidsvold State School
  • Elanora State High School
  • Emerald State High School
  • Everton Park State High School
  • Ferny Grove State High School
  • Flagstone State Community College
  • Forest Lake State High School
  • Gin Gin State High School
  • Gladstone State High School
  • Glenala State High School
  • Glenden State School
  • Glenmore State High School
  • Goondiwindi State High School
  • Gordonvale State High School
  • Gympie State High School
  • Harristown State High School
  • Heatley Secondary College
  • Helensvale State High School
  • Hervey Bay State High School
  • Holland Park State High School
  • Home Hill State High School
  • Hughenden State School
  • Indooroopilly State High School
  • Ingham State High School
  • Innisfail State College
  • Ipswich State High School
  • Isis District State High School
  • James Nash State High School
  • Kawana Waters State College
  • Kedron State High School
  • Keebra Park State High School
  • Kelvin Grove State College
  • Kenmore State High School
  • Kepnock State High School
  • Kilcoy State High School
  • Kingaroy State High School
  • Kingston State College
  • Kirwan State High School
  • Kuranda District State College
  • Laidley State High School
  • Lockhart State School
  • Lockyer District State High School
  • Loganlea State High School
  • Longreach State High School
  • Lowood State High School
  • Mabel Park State High School
  • MacGregor State High School
  • Mackay North State High School
  • Mackay Northern Beaches State High School
  • Mackay State High School
  • Malanda State High School
  • Maleny State High School
  • Mansfield State High School
  • Mareeba State High School
  • Maroochydore State High School
  • Marsden State High School
  • Maryborough State High School
  • Meridan State College
  • Merrimac State High School
  • Miami State High School
  • Middlemount Community School
  • Miles State High School
  • Mirani State High School
  • Mitchelton State High School
  • Monto State High School
  • Moranbah State High School
  • Morayfield State High School
  • Mossman State High School
  • Mount Gravatt State High School
  • Mount Morgan State High School
  • Mountain Creek State High School
  • Moura State High School
  • Murgon State High School
  • Murrumba State Secondary College
  • Nambour State College
  • Nanango State High School
  • Narangba Valley State High School
  • Nerang State High School
  • Noosa District State High School
  • North Lakes State College
  • North Rockhampton State High School
  • Northern Beaches State High School
  • Northern Peninsula Area State College – Senior Campus
  • Oakey State High School
  • Ormeau Woods State High School
  • Pacific Pines State High School
  • Palm Beach-Currumbin State High School
  • Park Ridge State High School
  • Pimlico State High School
  • Pimpama State Secondary College
  • Pine Rivers State High School
  • Pioneer State High School
  • Pittsworth State High School
  • Proserpine State High School
  • Ravenshoe State School
  • Redbank Plains State High School
  • Redcliffe State High School
  • Redlynch State College
  • Robina State High School
  • Rochedale State High School
  • Rockhampton State High School
  • Roma State College
  • Rosedale State School
  • Rosewood State High School
  • Runcorn State High School
  • Sandgate District State High School
  • Sarina State High School
  • Shailer Park State High School
  • Southport State High School
  • Spinifex State College – Mount Isa – Senior Campus
  • Springfield Central State High School
  • Springwood State High School
  • St George State High School
  • Stanthorpe State High School
  • Stretton State College
  • Sunnybank State High School
  • Sunshine Beach State High School
  • Tagai State College – Thursday Island Secondary
  • Tamborine Mountain State High School
  • Tannum Sands State High School
  • Tara Shire State College
  • The Gap State High School
  • Thuringowa State High School
  • Toogoolawah State High School
  • Toolooa State High School
  • Toowoomba State High School
  • Townsville State High School
  • Trinity Bay State High School
  • Tropical North Learning Academy – Smithfield State High School
  • Tullawong State High School
  • Tully State High School
  • Upper Coomera State College
  • Urangan State High School
  • Varsity College
  • Victoria Point State High School
  • Warwick State High School
  • Wavell State High School
  • Wellington Point State High School
  • Western Cape College – Weipa
  • Whites Hill State College
  • William Ross State High School
  • Wilsonton State High School
  • Windaroo Valley State High School
  • Winton State School
  • Woodcrest State College
  • Woodridge State High School
  • Woree State High School
  • Wynnum State High School
  • Yeppoon State High School
  • Yeronga State High School

For the final confirmation please contact the school in question.

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Victoria/Melbourne Secondary School Zone Map Year 11

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As discussed in the previous blog entry Victoria has a large range of mixed year range for primary and secondary schools. It is just not the best use of my time to try map everything at each year level. So this is a compromise I decided to only do the school zone map for Year 11 in addition to what that the Year 7 one which had been previously done already.

Also please visit the follow blog on more information on the basic principle of how school zone is drawn in Victoria. One important thing I want to reinterate is that outside of metro area the zone is based on closest distance need to travel to the school in question, so what is shown in the map I create is based on closest distance as the crow flies, so you should only take this as reference not a source of true. Please contact the school in question and they will be able to final confirmation for you.

School Zoning in Victoria

  • Albert Park College
  • Alexandra Secondary College
  • Alkira Secondary College
  • Apollo Bay P-12 College
  • Ararat Secondary College
  • Ashwood High School
  • Auburn High School
  • Bacchus Marsh College (Maddingley Campus)
  • Baimbridge College
  • Bairnsdale Secondary College
  • Ballarat High School
  • Ballarat Secondary College (Mount Rowan Campus)
  • Ballarat Secondary College (Woodmans Hill Campus)
  • Balmoral K-12 Community College
  • Balwyn High School
  • Bayside P-12 College (Paisley Campus)
  • Bayswater Secondary College
  • Beaufort Secondary College
  • Beechworth Secondary College
  • Bellarine Secondary College (Ocean Grove Campus) Year 9 to 12
  • Belmont High School
  • Benalla P-12 College (Barkly Street Campus) Year 11-12
  • Bendigo Senior Secondary College
  • Bentleigh Secondary College
  • Berwick Secondary College
  • Birchip P-12 School
  • Blackburn High School
  • Boort District P-12 School (Malone Street Campus)
  • Boronia K-12 College (Rangeview Campus)
  • Box Hill High School
  • Box Hill Senior Secondary College
  • Brauer Secondary College
  • Braybrook College
  • Brentwood Secondary College
  • Bright P-12 College
  • Brighton Secondary College
  • Broadford Secondary College
  • Brunswick Secondary College
  • Buckley Park College
  • Bundoora Secondary College
  • Camberwell High School
  • Camperdown College (Wilson Street)
  • Canterbury Girls Secondary College
  • Carrum Downs Secondary College
  • Carwatha College P-12
  • Casterton Secondary College
  • Castlemaine Secondary College (Senior Campus)
  • Castlemaine Secondary College (Yapeen Campus)
  • Charles La Trobe P-12 College (La Trobe Campus)
  • Charlton College
  • Cheltenham Secondary College
  • Cobden Technical School
  • Coburg High School
  • Cohuna Secondary College
  • Colac Secondary College
  • Collingwood College
  • Copperfield College (Delahey Senior Campus)
  • Corryong College
  • Craigieburn Secondary College
  • Cranbourne East Secondary College
  • Cranbourne Secondary College
  • Dandenong High School
  • Daylesford Secondary College
  • Derrinallum P-12 College
  • Diamond Valley College (Diamond Creek Campus)
  • Dimboola Memorial Secondary College
  • Donald High School
  • Doncaster Secondary College
  • Dromana Secondary College
  • Drouin Secondary College
  • East Doncaster Secondary College
  • East Loddon P-12 College
  • Echuca College
  • Edenhope College
  • Elisabeth Murdoch College
  • Eltham High School
  • Elwood College
  • Emerald Secondary College
  • Epping Secondary College
  • Essendon East Keilor District College (Senior Campus)
  • Euroa Secondary College
  • Fairhills High School
  • Fitzroy High School
  • Footscray City College (Footscray City Campus)
  • Forest Hill College
  • Fountain Gate Secondary College
  • Frankston High School
  • Geelong High School
  • Gisborne Secondary College
  • Gladstone Park Secondary College
  • Glen Eira College
  • Glen Waverley Secondary College (Glen Campus)
  • Gleneagles Secondary College
  • Glenroy Secondary College
  • Goroke P-12 College
  • Greensborough Secondary College
  • Grovedale College
  • Hallam Senior Secondary College
  • Hampton Park Secondary College
  • Hawkesdale P12 College
  • Healesville High School
  • Heathmont College (Waters Grove Campus)
  • Heywood District Secondary College
  • Highvale Secondary College
  • Hopetoun P-12 College (Secondary Campus)
  • Hoppers Crossing Secondary College
  • Horsham College (Horsham High Campus)
  • Hume Central Secondary College (Town Park Campus)
  • John Fawkner Secondary College
  • Kambrya College
  • Kaniva College
  • Keilor Downs Secondary College
  • Kerang Technical High School
  • Kew High School
  • Keysborough Secondary College (Acacia Campus)
  • Keysborough Secondary College (Banksia Campus)
  • Koo Wee Rup Secondary College
  • Koonung Secondary College
  • Korumburra Secondary College
  • Kurnai College (University Campus)
  • Kurunjang Secondary College
  • Kyabram P-12 College
  • Kyneton Secondary College
  • Lake Bolac College
  • Lakes Entrance Secondary College
  • Lakeview Senior College
  • Lalor North Secondary College
  • Lalor Secondary College
  • Lara Secondary College
  • Lavers Hill P-12 College
  • Laverton P-12 College
  • Leongatha Secondary College
  • Lilydale Heights College
  • Lilydale High School
  • Lorne – Aireys Inlet P-12 College (Aireys Inlet Campus)
  • Lorne – Aireys Inlet P-12 College (Lorne Campus)
  • Lowanna College (Newark Campus)
  • Lyndale Secondary College
  • Lyndhurst Secondary College
  • Macleod College (Macleod High Campus)
  • Maffra Secondary College
  • Mallacoota P-12 College
  • Manangatang P-12 College
  • Manor Lakes P-12 College
  • Mansfield Secondary College
  • Maribyrnong Secondary College
  • Maryborough Education Centre
  • McClelland Secondary College
  • McGuire College
  • Mckinnon Secondary College
  • Melba Secondary College (Senior Campus)
  • Melbourne Girls College
  • Melton Secondary College
  • Mentone Girls Secondary College
  • Mildura Senior College
  • Mill Park Secondary College (Senior Campus)
  • Mirboo North Secondary College
  • Monbulk College
  • Monterey Secondary College
  • Montmorency Secondary College
  • Mooroolbark College
  • Mooroopna Secondary College
  • Mordialloc College
  • Mornington Secondary College (Senior Campus)
  • Mortlake P-12 College
  • Mount Alexander 7-12 College
  • Mount Beauty Secondary College
  • Mount Clear College
  • Mount Eliza Secondary College
  • Mount Erin Secondary College (Frankston Campus)
  • Mount Ridley P-12 College
  • Mount Waverley Secondary College (Middle Senior Campus)
  • Mullauna Secondary College (Mullauna Secondary College Campus)
  • Murrayville Community College
  • Murtoa College
  • Myrtleford P-12 College
  • Narre Warren South P-12 College
  • Nathalia Secondary College
  • Neerim District Secondary College
  • Newcomb Secondary College
  • Nhill College
  • Noble Park Secondary College
  • North Geelong Secondary College
  • Northcote High School
  • Northern Bay P-12 College (Goldsworthy Road 9-12 Campus)
  • Norwood Secondary College
  • Numurkah Secondary College
  • Oberon High School
  • Orbost Secondary College
  • Ouyen P-12 College
  • Pakenham Secondary College
  • Parkdale Secondary College
  • Patterson River Secondary College
  • Peter Lalor Secondary College
  • Phoenix P-12 Community College (Sebastopol Campus)
  • Point Cook Senior Secondary College
  • Portland Secondary College
  • Princes Hill Secondary College
  • Rainbow P-12 College (interim name)
  • Red Cliffs Secondary College
  • Reservoir High School (Reservoir Campus)
  • Ringwood Secondary College
  • Robinvale College (interim name)
  • Rochester Secondary College
  • Rosebud Secondary College
  • Rosehill Secondary College
  • Rowville Secondary College
  • Roxburgh College
  • Rushworth P-12 College (Rushworth Secondary Campus)
  • Rutherglen High School
  • Sale College (Macalister Campus)
  • Sandringham College (Senior Campus)
  • Scoresby Secondary College
  • Seymour College
  • Shepparton High School
  • Sherbrooke Community School
  • Somerville Secondary College
  • South Gippsland Secondary College
  • South Oakleigh Secondary College
  • St Albans Secondary College
  • St Arnaud Secondary College
  • St Helena Secondary College
  • Staughton College
  • Stawell Secondary College
  • Strathmore Secondary College
  • Sunbury College
  • Sunbury Downs Secondary College
  • Sunshine College (Sunshine Senior Campus)
  • Surf Coast Secondary College
  • Swan Hill College
  • Swinburne Senior Secondary College
  • Tallangatta Secondary College
  • Tarneit Senior College
  • Taylors Lakes Secondary College
  • Templestowe College
  • Terang College (5-12 Campus)
  • The Grange P-12 College
  • Thomastown Secondary College
  • Thornbury High School
  • Timboon P-12 School
  • Trafalgar High School
  • Traralgon College (West Campus)
  • Tyrrell College
  • University High School
  • Upper Yarra Secondary College
  • Upwey High School
  • Vermont Secondary College
  • Victoria University Secondary College (Brimbank Campus)
  • Viewbank College
  • Wallan Secondary College
  • Wanganui Park Secondary College
  • Wangaratta High School (Edwards Street Campus)
  • Wantirna College
  • Warracknabeal Secondary College
  • Warragul Regional College
  • Warrandyte High School
  • Warrnambool College (Warrnambool Campus)
  • Wedderburn College
  • Wellington Secondary College
  • Werribee Secondary College
  • Werrimull P-12 School
  • Westall Secondary College
  • Western Heights Secondary College (Vines Road Campus)
  • Western Port Secondary College
  • Wheelers Hill Secondary College
  • Whittlesea Secondary College
  • William Ruthven Secondary College
  • Williamstown High School (Pasco Campus)
  • Wodonga Senior Secondary College
  • Wonthaggi Secondary College (Mc Bride Campus)
  • Wycheproof P-12 College
  • Wyndham Central Secondary College
  • Yarra Hills Secondary College (Mooroolbark Campus)
  • Yarram Secondary College
  • Yarrawonga College P-12 (Pinniger Street Campus)
  • Yea High School

The proper name used by Victorian Department of Education is called “Designated neighbourhood school” which is what a particular address is zoned for particular school. When discussed from prospective of a particular school is often referred as one of the following term.

  • Designated neighbourhood zone
  • Designated neighbourhood boundary
  • Neighbourhood zone
  • School Zone
  • School intake area
  • School catchment

For the final confirmation please contact the school in question.

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More Discussion On Australian School Funding

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With the Federal budget for 2017 that had been released tonight, it is interesting to go in a bit more detail with the school funding issue. This article I have read a couple of a couple of weeks ago and is a good illustration of how warped the current system became since the Howard years. During the Howard years the free flowing mining money covered this issue, with the first Gonski implementation, Gillard simply lacked number and political capital to properly implement it. I do also think Gillard’s Labor government also lacked political courage in hoping not to alienate potential voters. The proposed Coalition changes to the funding go someway to fix this issue. However given the preliminary information we have gotten, the changes likely not going far enough to properly address this issue.

Following are some extract from the AGE article ‘The inequity is worsening’: a tale of two schools and a school funding debate.

Here are two schools, from two sectors, that are two kilometres apart.

They serve the same diverse community in Cranbourne and enrol students from similar backgrounds. But according to the latest data, the state school Cranbourne Secondary College received $10,954 in state and federal funding per student while the Catholic school St Peter’s College Cranbourne received $12,765.

In the “Education State”, a student at an independent school with the average socioeconomic make-up received an average of $11,938 in government funding. This compared to $11,064 for a student at a similar Catholic school, and just $9547 for a student at a comparable state school.

One argument laid out by Independent school is that government’s capital income is not included in this number and add on top. Now ‘et’s work the number, there are 932,107 students enrolled in Victorian Primary and Secondary Schools. In the last three Victoria State budget as far as I can make out from the state government’s budget website, it had and planning to spend 2.5 Billion dollars on new and upgrading schools. Given the previous number, this comes down to about $895 per student per year.

St Peter’s College Cranbourne charge about $4,700 per year in 2017 from the information I gather on its website. So if my assumption is correct with the example mentioned in the above, Cranbourne Secondary College get a tad less than $12,000 per year and St Peter’s College Cranbourne get about $17,500 per year.

The funding question is a very complex and need detailed study and investigation on how best we spend and distribute the money to make the best use of our limited resource.

Note: I make a lot of assumptions and there likely be inaccuracy in how the numbers stack up.

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NAPLAN Starts Tommorrow in Australia

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NAPLAN test dates for 2017 are Tuesday 9 May, Wednesday 10 May and Thursday 11 May in Australia. Taken the information from National Assessment Program’s website, the following is the timetable.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 Wednesday 10 May 2017 Thursday 11 May 2017
Year 3 Language conventions
40 minutes

40 minutes

45 minutes
45 minutes
Year 5 Language conventions
40 minutes

40 minutes

50 minutes
50 minutes
Year 7 Language conventions
45 minutes

40 minutes

65 minutes
60 minutes
Year 9 Language conventions
45 minutes

40 minutes

65 minutes
60 minutes

There is also an article on SMH NAPLAN – What you need to know which is a good article answering a lot of common questions for NAPLAN and new changes as well in 2016.

My daughter is going to take part in the NAPLAN starting from tomorrow, my wife has already run her through some sample tests to get her use to the format. So it should be interesting to see how she does.

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Continuation Of Public School Sold Off

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As with the last blog entry, I was reading up into more details of Sydney Public School sell off wave from the late 90s to late 2000s. What I wasn’t fully aware of is that not just selling the entire schools is a common practice, apparently selling part of the school is also done frequently as well. An example article is Squeeze put on Sydney’s overcrowded public schools on

Since 1987, 11 schools have been closed or amalgamated on the north shore – including Milsons Point Public School and North Sydney Public School.


. Seaforth PS sold land for $2.5m, enrolments have increased since 2006 from 341 to 478

. North Sydney BHS sold land for $1.3m, enrolments stable

. Erskineville PS, threatened sale headed off after public outcry, enrolments up from 174 to 334

. Rozelle PS sold land for $1m, enrolments up from 304 to 537

. Bonnyrigg HS sold land for $1.1m, enrolments up from 776 to 1038

. Northmead HS sold land for $787,000, enrolments upfrom 715 to 896

. Gerringong PS sold land for $5.3m, enrolments up from 358 to 395

. Camden HS sold land for $7.5m, enrolments up from 1051 to 1176

. Hornsby Heights PS sold land for $650,000, enrolments up from 309 to 344

. Rydalmere East PS sold land for $1.8m, enrolments up from 176 to 191

. Willoughby PS sold land for an undisclosed sum (pre-2000), enrolments up from 733 to 939

I wasn’t aware of Willoughby Public School sold off part of school off. I looked at the overhead view of the school and cannot see which nearby part is the obvious subject of this selloff. Willoughby Public School happens to be one of the most crowded schools in North Shore area with the school that is under the proposal for a major upgrade. The funny part is that the money that results in these selloffs will not even able to purchase a decent size block in the same area nowadays.

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How Short Sighted State Governments Has Excebated the NSW School Overcrowding Issue

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I was doing research on various of Sydney Public Schools and the topic various Public Schools being sold off ten or fifteen years ago. I did not have children back then and wasn’t paying attention to this. I was aware of various of local schools being sold off, but it does not seem as important back then. Now with the surging enrolment, the true impact of those sold off are being better understood. One of the articles I read is Sydney schools face queues as sell-off scheme backfires on SMH in 2014, the problem is getting worse since then.

High birth rate and immigration rate just completely upturned Sydney’s School population trend in a matter of years. Now all the schools that got sold off in inner Sydney city are really starting to hurt, imagine hundreds of classes room that can be put into use almost directly with only minimum spending. With all the ready available sites, they can be expanded more easily as well. The crazy thing is that the schools that got sold off probably could fetch double or triple the amount they got earlier if they are sold today. Not to mention state government is busy trying to find sites in the inner city that are suitable and converting them back into schools. This includes a new high-rise high school is going to be built on the old Cleveland Street High School site at a cost of likely in the hundreds of million.

I think the key lesson is with key public infrastructure, we need to be really careful not to get rid of them for quick short term gain. We need to look at state’s future in twenty, thirty years, not just today’s two to four years election cycle period. Particularly in inner city, key

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Classroom Size in Australian Schools

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There is an article on SMH NSW auditor-general flags larger class sizes. The basic premise is that to deal with rapid increasing in population the easiest way is to increase the classroom size.While it is true that doing would be the most cost efficient way of solving the problem of increasing enrolment. However all the studies I read there is evidence that smaller size class, particularly in the beginning years will improve student’s academic performance. We need think very carefully about this approach of cost saving at expense of education outcome. Australia requires better and appropriately education for their children which is particularly important which advancement of technology and the associated change in society.

We need to invest more into Education and most importantly make the best use of the money we are already spending on it.

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Violence In School

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There was a student got stabbed in the eye at the newly created Cammeraygal High School in Sydney. This particularly high school situated in North Shore area and is of high social-economic background, so in theory, should have less of this type of issues. In my Sydney school days just from memory, there was one boy got expelled for organising revenge ambush after school on another student. Another student got stabbed outside of school in Year 12 I think by another classmate of mine. So while there were a number of violent episodes involving people in my year, none were actually played out directly inside the school itself. The school I went to is of middle of road type, just to give some reference on what to expect.

Some school I know got a real bad reputation and deservedly so in my days. My cousin married this guy who used to be a teacher, he quit the profession after a student tried to run him down with his motorcycle. I know in another case where the teach got thrown out of the window by the students. I have been out of High School for a long time and not kept up what is happening these days. I wonder whether thing got better or worse than what it use to be.

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New School Funding Model at Federal Government Level In Australia

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Education Minister Simon Birmingham alone with no other than our PM Malcomb Turnbull just announced new school funding model. Media already dubbed it Gonski 2.0, David Gonski has been commissioned to do another report on education funding. This part is a bit confusing to me, he already did one previously but under the previous Labor Government. I am not sure which part in the Gonski plan 1.0 that was deficient enough to warrant another study in less than six years after the original study was released. The core of the new proposal

It is a “ten-year reform agenda” that will see funding increase from $17.5 billion to $22.1 billion 2021 and $30.6 billion by 2027.

He says 24 schools on the eastern seaboard will “experience negative growth” (ie have their funding cut).

In addition to the 24 schools whose funding will be cut, there will also be some whose rate of funding is slowed over the ten year period the government is talking about.

SMH Malcolm Turnbull announces new post-Gonski national schools funding package

The original study in my view was a solid one and if anything Gillard Government chickened out some of the more critical parts of properly distributing the funds and opt for the option of just throw more money at it. The current announcement goes a way to address this issue and likely in my view not going far enough. I do reserve my judgement until I have a chance to see whether this is a proper effort to reform the education funding or just window dressing.

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Homework or not in Australia?

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There are a number of articles going around regarding homework in Australian school particularly at primary level. There are for and against proponent for each argument. At least in my kid’s public school I have not yet to see what I personally consider as a unmanagable level of homework. What I do not support is an excessive amount of homework particularly at the primary level of schooling. This also happens at Secondary level, however, my personal experience is that by senior years I had reasonable enough experience that I could decide to a degree on what to do and how much to do, so this was not as much a burden.

Homework in correct way and amount is very helpful. It helps the children to consolidate the learning and also let us parents know what they are good or bad at. Thus it will let us know in which area the children in question need to pay more attention. Let’s face it, education is not just what school do, it is the job of both the parent and school to achieve the best outcome for your children.

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