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#1 raven74

Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:35 PM

Argh! Doing my head in!  Need to get DD's applications in for her prospective shool to begin 2014.  I should have just applied to Penrhos when she was born, but I didn't think that would be a viable option,  But it is.  Way too late now to enroll rolleyes.gif  Plus I am keen for her to go co-ed. Applied to Peter Carnley in Wellard (will be very lucky to get in), will put in an application with All Saints next week.
Suggest more, WA ladies!  We will not be able to get into (and not keen) on a catholic school (non-denominational) but do want an independent school if possible, k-12.  Would also consider a really good public school but unfortunately out catchement area is out of most good school zones.  There is no way I will send her to the school in our catchement area.  We are in teh area for Success primary but it only goes to year 7 I think.
Suggestions?  From probably Como-ish to Rockingham.
Bloody school!

#2 Lyn86

Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

Tranby college in Baldivis is apparently very good.

#3 BadgerBasher

Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

Carey Baptist, I've heard is good.

As an ex-St Mary's girl though, Penrhos? *sigh*

#4 EssentialBludger

Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:11 PM

Hey, in the last Peter Carnley newsletter they said they still had kindy spots for 2013, so if you applied awhile ago she should be OK to get a spot 2014.

I was looking at the kings college in Bertram for awhile, looks very nice with great opportunies but very small. Only about 200 odd students from K-12.

I hear good things about John Wollaston, don't know if that's too far?

#5 raven74

Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

Oh I hope so, I'd love her to go to PC.  I've got the app in so fingers crossed BUT when I put it in they told me that it was full ...  So that's good to hear.  I still need to do a tour. Might request a private one so they remember me blush.gif  
Kings is christian so not too keen on that (I think we'd need to jump through a few hoops to get in).
I LOVE the look of All Saints - bloody expensive but def putting an app in there. They also have a bus service that actually comes to our area!  
John Wally is a bit too far.
I can't believe how frustrating it is and she's not even bloody three yet!

#6 ELH05

Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

I'm in the same boat for DS who starts in 2014 as well.  Got an application in very early for Frederick Irwin in Mandurah but highly doubt I'll get a spot.  have also got an application in for St Bernadette's in Port Kennedy.  there's already 60 odd on the waitlist for Mandurah Baptist College so I've been told.  
I'm in a bit of a pickle too as I don't want to send DS to our local public school.

(FYI I'm not catholic and DS hasn't been baptised )

#7 SeaPrincess

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:29 PM

OP, can you explain why you don't want Catholic or Christian, but you're ok with Anglican?

Edited by SeaPrincess, 03 February 2013 - 06:19 PM.


#8 raven74

Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:20 PM

To be accepted into a catholic or chrisitan ( both, I'm not sure?) school she'd need to be baptised.  We aren't prepared to do that plus the religious component some schools will require of us just to be considered.


#9 SeaPrincess

Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:49 PM

Do Anglican schools not require baptism/christening?

Edited by SeaPrincess, 04 February 2013 - 09:50 PM.


#10 jkate_

Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:48 PM

Depends on the school and how competitive they are.  I know people who got into catholic schools (Kolbe, so in the area you are talking) without being baptised/christened but both kids were VERY academically and musically gifted, so just the type of kids the school wanted.

Tranby College has large waitlists at primary school level, don't even dream of Frederick Irwin.  Perhaps Living Waters (siblings went there and it wasn't overly religious)?

Though I wouldn't fixate too much on it being a K-12 school.  You never know what kind of school your year 5/6 child will be best suited to, I changed schools in Year 9 to a K-12 school and fit in just fine.

#11 ELH05

Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:46 PM

QUOTE (raven74 @ 04/02/2013, 05:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
To be accepted into a catholic or chrisitan ( both, I'm not sure?) school she'd need to be baptised.  We aren't prepared to do that plus the religious component some schools will require of us just to be considered.



QUOTE (SeaPrincess @ 04/02/2013, 07:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do Anglican schools not require baptism/christening?


I have put applications in for 2 schools one Anglican & one catholic and you don't "need" to be baptised although preference is usually given to Siblings of students first, religious denomination then they make up numbers with any other application.

#12 Jupiter

Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:47 PM

My son attends an Anglican school. Part of the reason we applied there was because christening/baptism was not required.

#13 ELH05

Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:11 PM

QUOTE (~*Twilight~Zone*~ @ 05/02/2013, 04:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
*Hmmmmm.  I've already shot myself in the foot on FB discussing my feelings there.  Maybe okay for Junior school to about year 4/5 but steady decline after that. *Personal experience

I've heard is good things about Peter Carnley though.


Ive Heard the same thing Twlight Zone ....and they charge the earth too !

#14 kittennic

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:11 PM

We've got our boys on the list for All Saints, as you do. My BIL went there, and was as happy as he was going to be in a school.

Myself I went to a Catholic primary school, and a Christian (Anglican) private girls' high school. The Catholic school was much more pushy in their religion and their beliefs, and spent more time on that aspect. The Anglican school taught about other religions, not just theirs, and were much less pushy about what you believed. That is the main reason I don't want to send my boys Catholic, but am happy to send Anglican/CoE.

Edited by kittennic, 06 February 2013 - 08:12 PM.





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