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  1. Advice on private schools

    Hi, I used to live in Hillarys and had a son who went to Duncraig. I am a teacher at LJBC and have friends with children at St Marks. My son was in the academic extension program at Duncraig and I was very happy with the teaching and his progression. When we moved out of our rented house in Hillarys to another suburb I found the logistics of school runs and getting to and from work, too much to cope with. I therefore changed schools so the children could walk to school. I went private and haven't looked back. Mine go to Prendiville Catholic Collage. Great place. Very nurturing but also push for for high standards of behaviour, respect and academic performance. He is still in extension classes and is very happy and doing extremely well. Only now does he say he say that in comparison, Duncraig kids mucked around more in class compared to Prendiville, where it wouldn't be tolerated. He says that he feels that he is getting a better rounded education and enjoys feeling part of a community that values everyone and supports each other. Positive atmosphere. LJBC is great too. Very caring and well organised. The staff and the kids are lovely. High standards of performance a constant aim. Positive atmosphere. St Marks also probably have the same as the other two. I have heard from a couple of parents who kids were struggling a bit that they felt that if you weren't academic they didn't really cater for them/not interested. This could be just the views of a few. Best thing to do is arrive and look around each place. You'll know as soon as the tour is finished which is right for your family. It's the things you can't put your finger on, the gut feeling that is the decider. GCSE's count for nothing here. Students do non exam classes up to Y10. After that they take their options and are advised if they should go the General route (less likely to go to University) or ATAR route which is a direct access to Uni after Y12. I hope this helps.
  2. Teacher Job up for grabs

    Hi, I posted a new thread in the 'Jobs' section. Not sure how many people will see it there as most like me, probably only look in the 'Welcome to Perth' bit or home page. Anyway, there is a real job going and they are finding it hard to fill at such late notice. I gave my notice in yesterday on the last day of term, after having a last minute interview elsewhere for a permanent job. It's is a great place and I would like to help them out. The ad is below. [h=2]Relief teacher needed Ocean Reef[/h] Hi, Just to to let any teachers out there know that Ocean Reef SHS is looking for a qualified Food Technology Teacher. The role is covering sick leave for the first two weeks of term 3 (starts 21/7/15). The role may be extended for longer. If you are interested please call the school ASAP. Someone will be there over the hols. This position has come about as I am leaving to start a new job elsewhere. They are a great team and I would love to help them find a suitable replacement to start after the hols. Thought my fellow POMS may like a break. Tell them you saw the mention on here. Post me if you apply. Good luck!
  3. Hi, Just to to let any teachers out there know that Ocean Reef SHS is looking for a qualified Food Technology Teacher. The role is covering sick leave for the first two weeks of term 3 (starts 21/7/15). The role may be extended for longer. If you are interested please call the school ASAP. This position has come about as I am leaving to start a new job elsewhere. They are a great team and I would love to help them find a suitable replacement to start after the hols. Thought my fellow POMS may like a break. Tell them you saw the mention on here. Post me if you apply. Good luck!
  4. Scenario question

    Not a problem. When you validate the account in Oz, you tell them you haven't got one yet. Just drop it in at local branch later.
  5. Count down to launch date

    Wow Ann, that is so lovely. Thank you! Been at work all day and feel knackered. Tried to be an 'inspiration' to my students but think for some I was just a strict moaning teacher. didn't let them get away with anything. Hence why I feel so exhausted. However, I know I connected with many of them and had a laugh and a bit of banter whilst they learnt new skills. They make teaching so rewarding. Still early days. At the moment I have Thursday's off which great as I am desparate to get the house sorted. Once things calm down, I'll definitely be back on the socialising with the girls. Ann, I'll meet you for that coffee soon. Xx
  6. Count down to launch date

    Just wanted to update this thread as I started it just before we left the UK and as of today....we have been here for 1 year exactly. Our first year anniversary! So much has happened in that time. Recently we bought a house and are now just waiting to move in. A wonderful feeling to be able to make decisions and changes to the property you live in, unlike the rental we have had so far. Will be a relief to stop having rental inspections every two months. Also, I started work last week as a High School Teacher! Signed a contract today. I think the work thing felt like the final piece in the jigsaw. I have to pinch myself sometimes as I drive around as just take this all for granted. We made our dream happen, we live on the other side of the world beside the beautiful Indian Ocean, have happy children in fab Oz schools and a contented, settled life. It's still early days in the bigger scheme of things but my word, we have done pretty well so far on ticking things off the list and are not regretting it one bit. Cracking open the champagne on Friday. Need a clear head for work tomorrow.
  7. In need of a confidence booast

    Ditto! I used to go and re-read the grant notice letter in case I had misread it. Wasn't even 100% certain as we were entering the country, wondered if they would stop us and say there had been a mistake!
  8. Recommend a removal company in Perth?

    Cheers annjean. When things are a bit more settled, we must meet up for that coffee. See you soon. X
  9. my first week

    Blimey Odies, you've certainly packed it all in! Can't make it tomorrow now after all. Sorry. Got a few things to do in the morning and know I'll be busy next Thursday too. I'll have to do a rain check for now. Other may be there tomorrow. The lovely ladies will make you very welcome.
  10. We are moving from our rental in Hillarys to our own house in Ocean Reef. Can anyone recommend a removal company that can move us? We had Pickfords out to quote but even they said that they would be higher in price as they charge by the hour and include travelling time from South of Perth and back again. Anyone more local to us? Not sure if I want them to pack or just do it myself to save the dosh. Mmm...probably the latter. Thank you.
  11. Mullaloo Walk and Talk Meet Up 16/10/14

    Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to make it tomorrow. Now the relatives have flown back I thought I'd be clear for a good old natter. Not so.
  12. Construction job market

    What do you do?
  13. Secondary school teaching

    Or a regular subject specific degree plus a recognised PGCE. Needs to have a satisfactory amount of classroom practice.
  14. Prediville Catholic College and Ocean Reef SHS

    Thanks @Arwen, much appreciated. Minefield, got that right!
  15. Prediville Catholic College and Ocean Reef SHS

    Thanks @Scot01. Good to finally understand that 75% means an A and 65% means a B. So if someone does a TAFE course/practical subject, does that mean that leave at the end of year 10 and go to college or do it at school? But if they only do level 1 subjects for two years at school, what can they do after that? Better to leave and get trained? When do they get the WACE certificate, end of year 10 or 12? How many subjects do they have to take in year 11/12? What does it mean in the tables when it says 'pairs of subjects'? Feel daft aft asking all this but it is so different to what I am used to in the UK. Cheers.