2020 Victoria, Melbourne Secondary School Year 11 Zone

The secondary school year 11 zone map has been updated for the entire state of Victoria for 2020. I will be updating the secondary school zone map in the next day or two as well.

Victoria, Melbourne Secondary School Year 11 Zone Map

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

  • 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. You can also find the full Melbourne, Victoria public school zone map by clicking on the link.

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2020 Victoria, Melbourne Secondary School Year 7 Zone

The secondary school year 7 zone map has been updated for the entire state of Victoria for 2020. I will be updating the secondary school zone map in the next day or two as well.

Victoria, Melbourne Secondary School Year 7 Zone Map

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

  • 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. You can also find the full Melbourne, Victoria public school zone map by clicking on the link.

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2020 Victoria, Melbourne Primary School Zone

The primary school zone map has been updated for the entire state of Victoria for 2020. I will be updating the secondary school zone map in the next day or two as well.

Victoria, Melbourne Primary School Zone Map

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

  • 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. You can also find the full Melbourne, Victoria public school zone map by clicking on the link.

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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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Proposed Changes to NSW HSC and Syllabus In 2019

I had done way too much over time (not paid) for my day job recently and late to the party to this issue. There had been a lot of different articles on this topic, I am just going to use one as a reference which is Sweeping changes to HSC and syllabus proposed by government review from smh.com.au

I will quote a few lines to summarize the article to give you an idea of what has been proposed.

The biggest rethink of the curriculum in 30 years also suggests paring back primary school content to focus on literacy, numeracy and emotional development, more minimum standards, and a restructure of the syllabus around attainment levels rather than year levels.

In early years, literacy, numeracy and social and emotional development should be “prioritised over other areas of the curriculum and resourced to ensure every student is on track in their learning,” the report said.

Students in the middle years of school should study and meet minimum standards in a
“specified range of subjects” that would include knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. They should also study a language other than English in primary school.

The primary and secondary curriculum should be restructured around so-called ‘attainment levels’, which would create a series of benchmarks against which students’ long-term progress could be measured, independent of their age or year.

smh.com.au

Let me use my take, this is simplification and refocus of the current syllabus of both primary and secondary level. I will throw in my opinion based on my own experience of the NSW education system.

First, at the primary level, I think a pretty good job has been done on the literacy side of things. There is a lot of focus from the school put in on the literacy in my kid’s school and similar feedback I get from the other parents in other schools as well. I cannot say the same for the numeracy side of things, there are too many comprehension types of questions and not enough basic skills imparted. Math often turns into a difficult subject for many kids were at the primary level this should not be the case.

Also personally I believe by far the majority of the responsibility for the social and emotional development rests with the parents.

Secondly, at the secondary level, there are definitely too many subjects not enough required basic skills imparted. Up to high school, we should be concentrating on teaching young people the fundamentals like math, computer skills etc.

Take math as an example I meet numerous of people at work that after graduating high school who does not know how to calculate GST portion if something sells for ten dollars. Simple things like that may seem trivial and none important, but can actually make a lot of difference in kind of work people do and how efficient they are done.

Lastly, we need to teach kids how to think and judge things on their own. On subjects such as History, we need to teach the kids why things happen the way they do. Judge and consider things scientifically and objectively.

One thing I noted in the current society of the echoing chamber of the internet, just about everybody just searches and read on the things they like and agrees with which is understandable. However, this merely amplifies one’s existing position rather than understand and learn about another side of the argument. Primary and early secondary schools are rare opportunities that we can shape and influence the kids before they get dump into the deep end of the internet.

This is not just for schools, but mostly for the parents as well, we need to pitch in and do our part if we wish for a better education for our kids.

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Miscellaneous Top Ranking Australian Schools

This post is meant to collect all the miscellaneous rankings I do with the Australian schools such as income per student top rank, ICSEA top ranking schools etc.

Top 100 “Richest” Schools in Australia

Australia Top ICSEA Ranked School For 2018

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Top 100 “Richest” Schools in Australia

This is meant to be a fun one, so please do not take it too seriously. I processed the school financial data for 2017 just recently. Looking at the data, I thought I may as well do an entry for this.

A few things to note first regarding this, smaller schools require higher funding to run and this applies to the more remote schools as well. So Oak Valley Aboriginal School in a remote region with 4 students received funding of $280,387 per student. However, these schools are not typical ones in Australia and do not represent the average.

To get a meaningful and more representative look, I have chosen a rather arbitrary enrolment number of 400. I did run the lower enrolment number as well and the main difference being that there are more schools in the remote and regional area as well. The list actually does not look that different.

RankingSchool NameStateSchool SectorGeolocationsTotal EnrolmentsIncome Per Student
1Melbourne Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities1794$51,645
2Sydney Distance Education High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities483$48,109
3Sydney Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities1876$45,891
4St Joseph's CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities1094$41,397
5SCEGGS DarlinghurstNSWIndependentMajor Cities920$41,147
6Christ Church Grammar SchoolWAIndependentMajor Cities1651$40,749
7Ascham SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities1146$40,591
8Farrer Memorial Agricultural High SchoolNSWGovernmentInner Regional594$40,361
9Cranbrook SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities1410$40,348
10The King's SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities1676$40,022
11SHORE - Sydney Church of England Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities1615$38,584
12SCECGS RedlandsNSWIndependentMajor Cities1549$37,501
13Wesley CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities3031$37,208
14Ivanhoe Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities1913$36,761
15Melbourne Girls GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities946$36,684
16St Catherine's SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities1039$36,145
17KambalaNSWIndependentMajor Cities944$36,095
18MLC SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities1154$36,092
19Barker CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities2103$36,029
20Ruyton Girls' SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities839$35,995
21Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Thamarrurr Catholic C...NTCatholicVery Remote627$35,885
22AbbotsleighNSWIndependentMajor Cities1420$35,711
23St Catherine's SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities689$35,378
24Presbyterian Ladies' College SydneyNSWIndependentMajor Cities1258$35,347
25Newcastle Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities786$35,135
26Queenwood School for GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities873$35,106
27Dubbo School of Distance EducationNSWGovernmentInner Regional436$35,035
28Xavier CollegeVICCatholicMajor Cities1961$35,016
29Wenona SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities1081$35,000
30Lauriston Girls' SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities897$34,486
31The Scots CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities1904$34,168
32Methodist Ladies' CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities2034$34,136
33St Ignatius' CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities1576$33,968
34Caulfield Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities3082$33,779
35Scotch CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities1883$33,707
36Ravenswood School for GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities1119$33,636
37Scotch CollegeWAIndependentMajor Cities1478$33,582
38Trinity Grammar School KewVICIndependentMajor Cities1381$33,499
39Carey Baptist Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities2248$33,494
40Knox Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities2890$33,456
41Brisbane Grammar SchoolQLDIndependentMajor Cities1698$33,345
42Presbyterian Ladies' CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities1412$33,327
43St Andrew's Cathedral SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities1205$33,251
44Hale SchoolWAIndependentMajor Cities1489$33,222
45St Peter's CollegeSAIndependentMajor Cities1396$33,140
46Pymble Ladies' CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities2118$33,121
47Camberwell Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities1301$32,829
48Guildford Grammar SchoolWAIndependentMajor Cities1058$32,660
49Southern Cross SchoolNSWGovernmentInner Regional994$32,636
50Brighton Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities1218$32,539
51Trinity Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities2084$32,470
52Newington CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities2036$32,464
53Kincoppal - Rose Bay School of the Sacred HeartNSWIndependentMajor Cities884$32,317
54Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities1160$32,235
55St Leonard's CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities1426$31,941
56The Geelong CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities1247$31,892
57Eltham CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities597$31,867
58Brisbane Girls' Grammar SchoolQLDIndependentMajor Cities1369$31,721
59Loreto Mandeville HallVICCatholicMajor Cities1167$31,633
60Loreto NormanhurstNSWIndependentMajor Cities1083$31,458
61Wesley CollegeWAIndependentMajor Cities1309$31,354
62Toorak CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities737$31,109
63Presbyterian Ladies' CollegeWAIndependentMajor Cities1072$31,102
64Reddam HouseNSWIndependentMajor Cities1112$31,048
65St Michael's Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities1203$31,003
66Tintern GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities804$30,993
67Haileybury CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities3754$30,993
68Glenvale SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities579$30,815
69Mentone Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities1435$30,621
70Korowa Anglican Girls' SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities620$30,386
71Mentone Girls' Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities739$30,160
72Fintona Girls' SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities456$30,125
73Penrhos CollegeWAIndependentMajor Cities1115$29,896
74Methodist Ladies' CollegeWAIndependentMajor Cities1151$29,866
75Roseville CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities935$29,864
76Strathcona Baptist Girls' GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities733$29,669
77The Kilmore International SchoolVICIndependentInner Regional437$29,655
78Yarra Valley GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities1214$29,638
79Firbank Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities1107$29,525
80Genazzano FCJ CollegeVICCatholicMajor Cities1026$29,432
81Seymour CollegeSAIndependentMajor Cities758$29,378
82Loreto KirribilliNSWIndependentMajor Cities1096$29,254
83Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities920$29,225
84Perth CollegeWAIndependentMajor Cities1105$29,005
85Tara Anglican School for GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities718$28,822
86Somerville HouseQLDIndependentMajor Cities1370$28,705
87St Vincent's CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities676$28,678
88Anglican Church Grammar SchoolQLDIndependentMajor Cities1792$28,647
89The King David SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities595$28,596
90Kilvington Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities723$28,504
91Pembroke SchoolSAIndependentMajor Cities1529$28,372
92St Aloysius' CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities1242$28,270
93Peninsula GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities1282$28,242
94St Hilda's Anglican School for GirlsWAIndependentMajor Cities1157$28,211
95Santa Sabina CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities1185$28,178
96St Margaret's Anglican Girls SchoolQLDIndependentMajor Cities883$28,139
97St Margaret's SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities824$28,125
98St Luke's Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities1106$28,124
99Woodleigh SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities945$28,080
100Prince Alfred CollegeSAIndependentMajor Cities1098$28,068

The four government school in the list are all remote education or regional boarding school serving remote and regional areas. All the rest of the private schools are located in the major cities. Also looking at the list the per-student income drop rapidly from the top place of Melbourne Grammar School in Victoria which has per student total gross income of $51,645 to the 100th place Prince Alfred College in South Australia with a per-student total gross income of $28,068

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Australia Top ICSEA Ranked School For 2018

First, let’s go over what ICSEA means again. Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage as a normal reference as ICSEA is created for the following purpose as described by Myschool. This is often thrown around various sites and news but mostly without a detailed explanation on what it is and what does it mean.

The index of community socio-educational advantage (ICSEA) was created by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) specifically to enable meaningful comparisons of National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test achievement by students in schools across Australia.

ACARA

The ICSEA score is made up of the following four parts

  • Parents’ Occupation
  • Parents’ Education
  • Geographical Location
  • The proportion of Indigenous Students

I had done a previous blog on this which you can find at Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA). Looking at the criteria, geographic location is super important as it is a good representation of wealth as a major city compares to a remote region and lower north shore compare to the outer western suburb of Sydney. ICSEA is a good reflection of parent’s background like occupation, education and where they live. Even though ICSEA does not take income into consideration, the formula of occupation, education and geolocation will make a pretty good approximation of that as well.

Without any more of my rambling following is the top ICSEA school of Australia. I also add the academic ranking of the school in question as well, so we can have a look at the relation of ICSEA and academic performance.

RankSchool NameStateICSEASectorAcademic RankingPercentage
1Sydney Grammar SchoolNSW1286Independent1100.00%
2St Aloysius' CollegeNSW1242Independent395.93%
3AbbotsleighNSW1226Independent495.71%
4SCEGGS DarlinghurstNSW1222Independent4490.65%
5John Colet SchoolNSW1219Independent6690.03%
6St Mary's Catholic Primary SchoolNSW1218Catholic23292.46%
7Brisbane Grammar SchoolQLD1215Independentn/an/a
8Fitzroy Community SchoolVIC1213Independent1193.13%
9Rainworth State SchoolQLD1213Government1393.05%
10Presbyterian Ladies' CollegeVIC1210Independent296.65%
11Christ Church Grammar SchoolVIC1208Independent4290.89%
12Dara Village SchoolSA1208Independentn/an/a
13Dalkeith Primary SchoolWA1207Government43685.89%
14Roseville CollegeNSW1206Independent1792.79%
15Our Lady of Good Counsel SchoolVIC1206Catholic133582.27%
16Camberwell Primary SchoolVIC1205Government10789.12%
17Mosman Church of England Preparatory SchoolNSW1205Independent14688.47%
18St Philip Neri Catholic Primary SchoolNSW1204Catholic34286.58%
19Woollahra Public SchoolNSW1203Government6390.08%
20Nedlands Primary SchoolWA1202Government5490.35%
21SCECGS RedlandsNSW1202Independent4487.92%
22St Joseph's SchoolVIC1202Catholic98283.42%
23Canberra Grammar SchoolACT1202Independent70984.48%
24Korowa Anglican Girls' SchoolVIC1201Independent6890.03%
25Clifton Hill Primary SchoolVIC1201Government49185.58%
26North Cottesloe Primary SchoolWA1200Government54985.24%
27Moerlina SchoolWA1199Independentn/an/a
28Scotch CollegeVIC1199Independent2991.85%
29Greenwich Public SchoolNSW1199Government18487.97%
30Merri Creek Primary SchoolVIC1197Government62884.88%
31Rosalie Primary SchoolWA1197Government15288.41%
32The Quintilian SchoolWA1197Independent65884.72%
33Christ Church Grammar SchoolWA1196Independent8889.56%
34Floreat Park Primary SchoolWA1196Government17188.16%
35St Ignatius SchoolQLD1195Catholic44785.84%
36Beaumont Road Public SchoolNSW1195Government6190.11%
37Kapinara Primary SchoolWA1195Government16988.17%
38Camberwell Grammar SchoolVIC1195Independent3191.69%
39Loreto NedlandsWA1195Catholic80584.05%
40Lauriston Girls' SchoolVIC1194Independent9189.50%
41Roseville Public SchoolNSW1194Government7689.87%
42Camberwell Girls Grammar SchoolVIC1193Independent8789.56%
43MLC SchoolNSW1193Independent20087.80%
44Northbridge Public SchoolNSW1193Government13488.62%
45Beecroft Public SchoolNSW1193Government3491.26%
46Canterbury Primary SchoolVIC1192Government12988.71%
47St Thomas' Catholic Primary SchoolNSW1192Catholic29586.96%
48Ironside State SchoolQLD1192Government10489.19%
49Cammeray Public SchoolNSW1191Government8189.75%
50St Joseph's SchoolVIC1191Catholic37286.37%
51Pembroke SchoolSA1191Independent42385.98%
52Methodist Ladies' CollegeVIC1190Independent12488.81%
53Ruyton Girls' SchoolVIC1190Independent16788.17%
54St Andrew's SchoolSA1190Independent25987.25%
55Inner Sydney Montessori SchoolNSW1190Independent45085.82%
56Sacred Heart Catholic Primary SchoolNSW1190Catholic22287.56%
57Somerville HouseQLD1190Independent12888.74%
58Pymble Public SchoolNSW1190Government7589.89%
59Cranbrook SchoolNSW1189Independent7989.82%
60Radford CollegeACT1189Independent59785.07%
61All Hallows' SchoolQLD1189Catholicn/an/a
62Wenona SchoolNSW1189Independent11588.96%
63Subiaco Primary SchoolWA1189Government28787.01%
64St Columba's Primary SchoolQLD1188Catholic31786.73%
65Ashgrove State SchoolQLD1188Government10689.13%
66Westgarth Primary SchoolVIC1188Government37586.35%
67Blue Gum Montessori SchoolWA1188Independent42085.99%
68Balgowlah Heights Public SchoolNSW1188Government13988.52%
69Chapel Hill State SchoolQLD1188Government18088.05%
70Emanuel SchoolNSW1188Independent24587.37%
71Fintona Girls' SchoolVIC1188Independent1492.96%
72Glenmore Road Public SchoolNSW1187Government40386.11%
73Lindfield East Public SchoolNSW1187Government6590.04%
74Ravenswood School for GirlsNSW1187Independent9889.32%
75Erasmus SchoolVIC1187Independent5590.32%
76St Ives North Public SchoolNSW1187Government2292.46%
77Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary SchoolNSW1186Catholic35286.49%
78Loreto KirribilliNSW1186Independent13288.67%
79Barker CollegeNSW1186Independent9489.46%
80Holy Family Catholic Primary SchoolNSW1186Catholic23187.49%
81Indooroopilly State SchoolQLD1186Government12288.86%
82Alphington Primary SchoolVIC1185Government26087.23%
83Malvern Primary SchoolVIC1185Government40686.11%
84Reddam HouseNSW1185Independent13688.59%
85Northcross Christian SchoolNSW1185Independent2791.93%
86Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Catholic Primary SchoolNSW1185Catholic119982.72%
87Balmain Public SchoolNSW1184Government30086.94%
88Gordon East Public SchoolNSW1184Government13388.65%
89The Beehive Montessori SchoolWA1184Independent63284.86%
90St Cecilia's Catholic Primary SchoolNSW1184Catholic64684.76%
91St Joseph's CollegeQLD1184Catholicn/an/a
92Carey Baptist Grammar SchoolVIC1183Independent6990.01%
93St Thomas' Primary SchoolWA1183Catholic37086.39%
94St Kevin's CollegeVIC1183Catholic18787.93%
95Sacred Heart SchoolVIC1183Catholic21587.61%
96Fig Tree Pocket State SchoolQLD1183Government28487.02%
97Graceville State SchoolQLD1182Government25387.30%
98SHORE - Sydney Church of England Grammar SchoolNSW1182Independent17788.07%
99Trinity Grammar School KewVIC1182Independent17988.05%
100Melbourne Grammar SchoolVIC1182Independent25287.30%

I did some quick numbers, only 35 of the top 100 are government schools rest are consist of independent or Catholic. Given that more than two-thirds of Australian schools are from the public sector, then top ICSEA list is certainly dominated by private schools. Looking at the academic ranking of the top ICSEA schools there is certainly a relationship between ICSEA score and academic performance, although not a linear one, every school in the list still easily falls within the top quarter within Australia.

If I have time, I will run a state by state comparison as well.

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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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