Hello - just need a little help please. Should hopefully be moving to Brisbane in around September. I have a 6 year old daughter and am in the process of looking at schools for her to attend. I'm looking in the Birkdale area - have not make a final decision on where we are going to rent a house, but definately looking around Birdale/Thornlands/Cleveland area. What I would like to know if anyone would help, is what are the schools like in this area? is it best to go private or state school? Any information is very much appreciated.