Auburn, Auburn North, Auburn West, Berala, Homebush West, Lidcombe and Rosehill Public School Catchment Map Added

Western Sydney today again and seven more public school catchment added. Some of this set is very shaky, particular the Homebush West Public School’s catchment, the catchment is way too small for the number of student enlisted for 2014. I suspect the parts of neighbouring catchments all got parts belong to it as well.

  • Auburn Public School
  • Auburn North Public School
  • Auburn West Public School
  • Berala Public School
  • Homebush West Public School
  • Lidcombe Public School
  • Rosehill Public School

As usual contact the school in question or department of education for the final confirmation and you can also access the full catchment map by following this link.

Lindfield Public School

Lindfield Public School is one of the older more established school in the north shore area. The school is located on the corner of Pacific High Way and Grosvenor I have done some research and only after some innovative searches, I was managed to confirm the school was established in 1903.

In 2014 there are 725 students enrolled in the school which is an increase of 10 per cent over the 660 students enrolled in 2008. It has not seen the significant increase in the enrolment like many other public schools in the north shore area. The main reason is likely that Lindfield Public School is pretty much at max capacity and you simply cannot squeeze much more students into the school. The new public school in west Lindfield will come into play in a few years which should relieve the pressure it is currently under. Once the new public school opens then the catchment for Lindfield Public School will change significantly and likely will have flow on for other nearby public schools like Roseville and Chatswood etc.

In 2014 students with a language background other than English sits at 35 per cent. Lindfield Public School also performs very well academically and consistently rank in the top of the state public schools.

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Its catchment straddles both sides of Pacific High Way and the North Shore Railway. The catchment consist mix of single and multi-dwellings. The multi dwellings concentrated around East of Pacific High Way and around the Lindfield Railway Station. 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 school itself is located just a stone’s throw away from the Lindfield railway station which made is very easily accessible by public transport.

As with most of older public schools, there is a mix of old and new buildings. The school contain a swimming pool as well which is very handy. However there are very little playgrounds in the school, this is actually likely is one of the more crowded schools in the north shore area.

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As usual contact the school in question for the final confirmation and you can also access the full catchment map by following this link.

 

 

Kings Langley, Lalor Park, Lynwood Park, Seven Hills and Seven Hills West Public School Catchment Map Added

After the nice little break, I am getting back to adding catchment maps again. This set of maps are for the lovely western Sydney.

  • Kings Langley Public School
  • Lalor Park Public School
  • Lynwood Park Public School
  • Seven Hills Public School
  • Seven Hills West Public School

This set of maps are very shaky, so I highly recommend as usual contact the school in question for the final confirmation and you can also access the full catchment map by following this link.

Where are the top public schools in Sydney located

I just finished mapping the top 50 and 100 Sydney, NSW public school which you can find them in the previous two entries at

Year 2014 Top 50 NSW Public School Catchment Map

and

Year 2015 Top 100 Sydney, NSW Public School Catchment Map

It is actually very interesting how concentrated the top public schools for NSW are located. 91 out of the 100 top public school are located in Sydney two of which are special schools, 2 in New Castle, 1 in Wollongong, 1 in Central Coast and 5 in country NSW. To give some prospective in pure population wise, 62 percent of NSW population lives in Sydney, however 89 percent of top 100 state’s public schools are in Sydney. The concentration is even higher when you looking at the top 50, 46 out of the top 50 state’s public school is in Sydney for the year 2014. There is another top 50 that is located in Sydney which not included in the count that is the Sydney Distance Education Primary School.

If you lived in Sydney for any period of time, you will likely know that there are a lot of good schools in the northern Sydney. I was still a little surprised once the top schools are mapped out and how concentrated they are in the northern Sydney. As you can see from my top 50 Sydney NSW public school catchment map that only 6 out of the 46 Sydney’s top public school is located outside of Northern Sydney.

First I want to mention that the breakdown of region is approximate as there is really no exact definition which suburb belong to which Sydney regions.

Number of Public Schools in each respective Sydney area that are in top 50 in NSW. Another interesting point to note when looking the stats is that Western,  South Western Sydney and Shire district are not represented in the list at all.

  • North Shore: 23
  • Northern Suburbs: 13
  • Hills District: 3
  • Eastern Suburbs: 3
  • Inner West: 2
  • Northern Beaches: 1
  • Southern Suburbs: 1

This is the number of Public Schools in each respective Sydney area that are in top 100 in NSW. South western Sydney is again not represented at all, Western Sydney and Shire district only have marginal presence in the list.

  • North Shore: 34
  • Northern Suburbs: 19
  • Inner West: 10
  • Eastern Suburbs: 8
  • Hills District: 7
  • Northern Beaches: 5
  • Southern Suburbs: 2
  • Western Sydney: 2
  • Shire District: 2

What is also interesting to note is that just about every suburb is North Shore and Northern Suburbs are represented in the top 100 list. This is also why in my opinion picking a school is not as important when you are buying properties in the North Shore and Northern Suburbs, because just about every local public school is very good.

I may do a follow up entry in the future to do some further analysis on why the concentration of good public schools in North Sydney. If I get time I will try also collect some other stats to facilitate this.

As usual contact the school in question for the final confirmation and you can also access the full catchment map by following this link.

Year 2014 Top 100 Sydney, NSW Public School Catchment Map

This is a follow up of the last map showing the top 100 NSW public school in Sydney. I hope your guys enjoyed it as much as I had. I will do a brief analysis entry on the two maps which just got created. Looking at the maps visually certainly reinforced a lot what we know already.

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For reference there are 11 out of 100 not mapped, two of them are special type school with catchment defined. So this entry added additional 42 schools to the 47 of last entry. There is only one top 100 school in Sydney that there is no catchment map already created for it.

As usual contact the school in question for the final confirmation and you can also access the full catchment map by following this link.

  1. Ranking is obtained using information from bettereducation.

Mid Life Upgrade for Sydney Public School Map

This is a bit off topic, I am sharing the things that I have learned while doing mapping using Google map.

The default marker is monstrously big and it is fine when you only have a few of them. However if you like me already up to around 600 and will going up more in the future. The map when zoomed became a bit of a mess. The default market is not only just 32 by 32 pixel, the shape of it also make it rather large.

If you export the map into kml and look at the actual file, you will notice that bits look like following

 

<IconStyle>
<color>ff3644DB</color>
<scale>1.1</scale>
<Icon>
<href>http://www.gstatic.com/mapspro/images/stock/503-wht-blank_maps.png</href>
</Icon>
<hotSpot x=’16’ y=’31’ xunits=’pixels’ yunits=’insetPixels’>
</hotSpot>
</IconStyle>

The url is what marker graphic will be used, there are a lot of them available, the default one is 32 by 32 pixel which is in my view really too big for a lot of applications.

Here is a smaller sized red circle marker

https://storage.googleapis.com/support-kms-prod/SNP_2752125_en_v0

I started using the new marker, however the marker does not stay in the same spot on different level of zoom. Same does not seem to apply with the default market. After a bit of research, look like the market need to be “anchored” to fix this issue. Then it is off to more “research” which is really google searches. I finally find the answer, it is the

<hotSpot x=’16’ y=’31’ xunits=’pixels’ yunits=’insetPixels’>

The kml exported by default uses pixels and it is for the 32 by 32 pixels marker, so when you use a smaller marker you will the markers moving when zooming. The easiest solution I find is just change to use fraction in the hotspot tag as following.

<hotSpot x=’0.5′ y=’0.5′ xunits=’fraction’ yunits=’fraction’>

So after a couple hours of work, now I finally got rid of that gigantic default markers. Enjoy the new mid life upgraded Sydney Public School full catchment map by following this link.

Marsden Park, Riverstone and Rouse Hill Public School Catchment Map Added

I finally finished the Southern Sydney and can move onto the other areas after spending the whole month down there. This update is in  the north west growth area again with three more school catchment map added.

This update coincidentally also bring the total public school catchment to 300 as well. It certainly is a major milestone for me.

  • Marsden Park Public School
  • Riverstone Public School
  • Rouse Hill Public School

As usual contact the school in question for the final confirmation and you can also access the full catchment map by following this link.

Engadine, Engadine West, Heathcote, Heathcote East, Loftus, Marton and Yarrawarra Public School Catchment Map Added

The final seven school for shire district added, southern Sydney is finally done. /dance, /sing whatever and I am so excited about this. Now have to decide which region to move back into after this, this has been fun so far and I really appreciate your guys going alone on this trip with me.

  • Engadine Public School
  • Engadine West Public School
  • Heathcote Public School
  • Heathcote East Public School
  • Loftus Public School
  • Marton Public School
  • Yarrawarra Public School

As usual contact the school in question for the final confirmation and you can also access the full catchment map by following this link.

Alfords Point, Bangor, Illawong, Lucas Height Community, Menai and Tharawal Public School Catchment Map Added

A little bit of departure today and did six public school catchment instead of five. I promise this is the last time I will say that Shire district is almost done :), just seven more school left to map.

  • Alfords Point Public School
  • Bangor Public School
  • Illawong Public School
  • Lucas Height Community School
  • Menai Public School
  • Tharawal Public School

As usual contact the school in question for the final confirmation and you can also access the full catchment map by following this link.

 

Bonnet Bay, Como, Como West, Jannali and Woronora Public School Catchment

Now over 70 percent of Shire done and only 12 more schools catchment map to complete, I am going to power ahead and try to finish the Southern Sydney as soon as possible.

  • Bonnet Bay Public School
  • Como Public School
  • Como West Public School
  • Jannali Public School
  • Woronora Public School

As usual contact the school in question for the final confirmation and you can also access the full catchment map by following this link.