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Choosing a School for Your Child NSW Choosing a School for Your Child NSW

When it comes to education, we all want what’s best for our kids. Decisions about where your child goes to school are very personal and can be daunting. In Choosing a School for Your Child we aim to make this process as simple as possible. These days, choosing the right school is more than simply choosing between co-educational or single-sex, government or independent. Other factors to consider include educational options, the school’s philosophies, religious affiliation, the co-curricular programs and much more. Some schools are noted for their sporting and musical programs, while others have a strong vocational emphasis. Some make involvement in community service compulsory, while others offer an extensive range of languages and international exchange programs. Our regular features detail everything that a parent needs to know about the NSW education system and the HSC, RoSA and the IB. In order to keep you informed and up-to-date, we have compiled a series of articles that address important issues. Our comprehensive listings highlight information about government and independent schools in New South Wales, divided by location for easy reference.

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food for thought...and play

DIY Probably the most sure-fire way of monitoring what your child eats is to prepare it yourself. Nutrition Australia considers a healthy lunchbox to contain four components: A small snack — based on a whole fruit or small serving of cut-up vegetables, small salad or cup of canned fruit in natural juice. The main item — this is usually based around a cereal/high-fibre vehicle such as a sandwich, wrap, roll, but can even include pasta, quiche/frittata or sushi. A second snack — based on a core food such as reduced-fat cheese with grain crackers, plain popcorn, wholemeal muffin, reduced-fat yoghurt, boiled egg or can of tuna. A drink — water being the best option, but plain milk or watered-down juice is also acceptable. In many cases, the above foods can be prepared the night before…

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loreto normanhurst

At a glance Enrolment: 1000 students (including boarders) Gender: Girls Selective: Non-selective Years: 5 - 12 (Boarding for Years 7-12) Boarding: Boarding and day school Affiliation: Catholic Established: 1897 Loreto Normanhurst is a school that is deeply rooted in the Loreto values of freedom, sincerity, verity, justice and felicity. Loreto Normanhurst is an exciting place to be. Established in 1897, the school is a leading Sydney Catholic independent boarding and day school for girls from Years 5-12 (boarding for girls in Years 7-12). It is part of a worldwide network of Loreto schools and is one of seven in Australia. Located on Sydney’s leafy Upper North Shore, the school is set in spacious grounds of over 25 acres, on the edge of bushland, and is a pleasant mix of historic buildings and modern learning spaces, with beautiful ovals and a…

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At a glance Enrolment: 960 students Gender: Girls Selective: Non-selective Years: Prep-Year 12 Boarding: Day school only Affiliation: Anglican Established: 1897 Through an innovative curriculum and well-qualifi ed and dedicated teachers, each girl’s individual learning style is catered for and each girl is strongly supported in her learning. Meriden is characterised by outstanding academic performance, an innovative and challenging curriculum, and a supportive learning environment. Compassion, integrity, courage and respect are the Christian values that form the foundation of the school. While Meriden is a school in the Anglican tradition, it promotes respect and understanding of all faiths. Meriden enjoys a fine academic record and consistently high places in HSC rankings. In addition, Meriden students excel in music, sport and a wide range of co-curricular activities. Meriden’s tennis team has won four national Schools Tennis Championships and has twice represented Australia…

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At a glance Enrolment: 340 students (mostly boarders) Gender: Girls Selective: Non-selective Years: 7-12 Boarding: Boarding + day school Affiliation: Non-denominational Established: 1913 Frensham offers a rich educational experience. The development of emotional and intellectual maturity is a core priority; expectations are high and students gain a strong sense of the trust placed in them to care, to excel and to contribute. The academic programme at Frensham is broad, with the subjects on offer covering the full range of BOSTES courses. For the Higher School Certificate, students are successful in studying at the highest levels of extension courses and with diverse programs across the arts, sciences and humanities. Expert careers guidance with individualised planning means students are accepted into tertiary education paths of their choice. Frensham offers a rich experience that engages girls in a diverse range of activities to…

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city and east

AIM HIGH — SENIOR SECONDARY MUSIC COLLEGE Non-government, co-educational, day AIM High Senior Secondary Music College is a department of The Australian Institute of Music and was established for students wanting a career in the music industry. It provides an opportunity for them to obtain their HSC by completing the last two years of secondary schooling in a musical environment. Facilities: Instrumental rooms, music technology laboratory, computer laboratory, audio-technology rooms, commercial recording studio, auditorium. Electives Years 11 and 12: English Advanced, English Standard, English Extension, ESL, Mathematics and Extension, Mathematics General, IPT, Society and Culture, Modern History, Business Studies, Visual Arts, Drama, Dance, Music 1, Music 2 and extension. The school also offers an AIM Certificate in Music. This certificate is designed to align closely with tertiary progression, providing AIM High students with…

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AVONDALE SCHOOL COORANBONG Adventist Education co-educational, Preschool to Year 12, day Established in 1898 and set on 17 hectares of rural property, the Avondale campus is spacious and picturesque. As a member of the international Adventist schools system, Avondale School facilitates a holistic approach to the development of each child. The school encourages academic excellence and a vibrant Christian lifestyle where emphasis is placed on the value of respect and good citizenship, as well as the nurturing of Christian faith. This is implemented in practical ways through regular commitment to a variety of community services. Facilities: The school offers well-equipped classrooms, up-to-date facilities and technology including networking and internet access, visual arts, technology and design and agriculture areas, highly functional libraries, computer rooms and a 200-seat music centre. Sporting facilities include tennis and…