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Discussion in 'Schools & Education' started by daverock, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. daverock

    daverock Guest

    Hi all. we have twin 5 year old boys who are half way through their first year of school. My wife is a little bit concerned about the quality of education in Brisbane and about the provision of breakfast/after school clubs. Can anyone enlighten us?

  2. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Hi i have found the education in QLD to be just as good as the UK, the system works slightly different and the kids learn different languages but i certainly have no complaints.

    You will find most schools have their own before and after school club, if they dont the nearest child care facility normally provide a similar service. Its the same with school holidays ,most schools have a club or programme throughout the duration of the hol's.

    Private schooling is an option and much more affordable than back in the UK,hence lots of familys opt for these types of schools.

    Hope this helps a little
    Cal x
  3. daverock

    daverock Guest

    Thanks for the reply Cal.
    It's reassuring to hear!
  4. Rudi

    Rudi Relocation Brisbane

    We are also very happy with the education our children are getting her in Queensland.

    I think the important thing is not to compare the two systems directly. They are different and the outcomes are different. My general feeling is that in Australia, education is more focussed on the whole child, whereas on the UK, the focus is more academic.

    Even from a very young age, children are expected to stand up in front of their peers and present something each week. This is SUCH an important life skill.

    As Cal says, many schools have their own before and after school care, ind if they don't then they usually have an arrangement with another school or care facility and a mini bus picks the children up and takes them there.



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