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Catholic School vs State School vs Grammar School

vhoythoyvhoythoy MelbournePosts: 1,551Member, Moderator
What is the pros and cons of each school? If you will put your son/daughter on either of the 3 schools, which one would you prefer? Currently, I am leaning towards catholic school, because grammar school is a bit expensive, and I have no idea whether state school is also better (in terms of facilities, bullying, teaching method, etc.) =).

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  • agentKamsagentKams Australia
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    our pinoy friends with school-aged kids are studying in Catholic Schools. ok naman feedback nila, but it is much better for you to have a visit and talk with the school head and they will go over with you a few things and answer your concerns. I am too leaning with Catholic School for my child. :)

    Local toowoomba news says that public schools in Darling downs needs AC so i think they still lack in the facility side.

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    just wanna ask how much is the sch fee for catholic sch?
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    @brnaye dun sa school ng pamangkin ko, School Fee $480/term x 4 terms (can be paid installment) plus uniform and school supplies at $1.5k/yr. regional area iyan.

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  • brnayebrnaye Manila
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    well kung kaya ng budget pwede na rin.. malaki ba diff ng catholic sch sa gov't sch in terms of school curriculum..
  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
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    State school is libre plus some miscellaneous fees (parang public school sa pinas), ung catholic schools around 3k (more/ less) annually, ung grammar school dito sa lugar naming around 12k annually so medyo mabigat sya hehe =)

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  • brnayebrnaye Manila
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    naku pag marami ka palang anak magastos pag sa catholic schools sila. Okay na rin siguro sa gov't school, yung nga yung isa namin reason kaya mag migrate hehehe free education plus paying some misc fee. Sa pinas kasi mahal na rin magpaaral.
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    question guys, pag sa catholic school ba, may subsidy ang gov't sa tuition fee ng bata?

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  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
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    Admin said:

    question guys, pag sa catholic school ba, may subsidy ang gov't sa tuition fee ng bata?

    mukhang wala kasi considered private na un. Sa state schools libre kasi sya ung subsidized ng gov't

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  • brnayebrnaye Manila
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    pag state school ba. okay ba ang turo or may matutunan ba ang bata.. balita ko pag state school.. combine minsan ang class like grade 3 to grade 5 sa isang classroom.. tama ba?
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    brnaye said:

    naku pag marami ka palang anak magastos pag sa catholic schools sila. Okay na rin siguro sa gov't school, yung nga yung isa namin reason kaya mag migrate hehehe free education plus paying some misc fee. Sa pinas kasi mahal na rin magpaaral.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, merong ibang catholic schools na may discount kapag madami ka anak na naka-enrol sa same catholic school. Like for example ung 1st child na naka-enrol is full payment, the 2nd child will have 25% discount, the third will be 35%-50%. depende yata sa school yan. Also pag catholic family kayo priority kayo sa enrollment over other denomination. HTH

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    Anino78 said:

    brnaye said:

    naku pag marami ka palang anak magastos pag sa catholic schools sila. Okay na rin siguro sa gov't school, yung nga yung isa namin reason kaya mag migrate hehehe free education plus paying some misc fee. Sa pinas kasi mahal na rin magpaaral.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, merong ibang catholic schools na may discount kapag madami ka anak na naka-enrol sa same catholic school. Like for example ung 1st child na naka-enrol is full payment, the 2nd child will have 25% discount, the third will be 35%-50%. depende yata sa school yan. Also pag catholic family kayo priority kayo sa enrollment over other denomination. HTH
    Yup, may discounts na galing sa catholic mismo kung marami kang anak na ipapasok sa school nila and medyo maganda uniform ng private school =)

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  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
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    brnaye said:

    pag state school ba. okay ba ang turo or may matutunan ba ang bata.. balita ko pag state school.. combine minsan ang class like grade 3 to grade 5 sa isang classroom.. tama ba?

    I think same din sa pinas. maayus din naman ang turo and ok din facilities kasi funded ng gov't. expect din na maraming students kasi nga free. may catchment area sila means kung saan ka nakatira, ikaw ang priority mag enrol sa sakop ng stateschool na un.

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  • brnayebrnaye Manila
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    thanks for the info.. pero kung may choice siguro I rather put them on Catholic school kung kaya ng budget since ma kaka avail din ng discount pag may mga siblings na mag aaral sa same sch.
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    vhoythoy said:

    brnaye said:

    pag state school ba. okay ba ang turo or may matutunan ba ang bata.. balita ko pag state school.. combine minsan ang class like grade 3 to grade 5 sa isang classroom.. tama ba?

    I think same din sa pinas. maayus din naman ang turo and ok din facilities kasi funded ng gov't. expect din na maraming students kasi nga free. may catchment area sila means kung saan ka nakatira, ikaw ang priority mag enrol sa sakop ng stateschool na un.
    parang SG pala :) may distance requirement sa priority pag Locals :)

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  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
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    edited February 2017
    Eto ung mga choices ko, pero I'm more inclined sa catholic schools nga kasi un kaya ng budget:

    1) Catholic school - Holy Name http://www.hntwb.catholic.edu.au/
    St Saviours http://www.sspstwb.catholic.edu.au/

    2) State school - Darling Heights State School https://darlheigss.eq.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx

    3) Grammar School - Toowoomba Grammar School http://www.twgs.qld.edu.au/

    Prices sa lugar namin is, State School Tuition is Free + other miscellaneous fees, Catholic School is around $2k yearly, Grammar school is around $9k annually

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    @brnaye So far, I have no qualms with State School. Yes, the classes are combined. Yung sa daughter ko combined ang Grade 5 and 6. :) Okay naman ang turo, they constantly have field trips and have different activities like gardening and may music tutorials din which is just $10 a week kung gustong mag avail. According to my daughter, mas hardcore ang turo sa Pilipinas, hehe Siguro sa dami na rin ng subjects plus yung time spent sa school. :)

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    vhoythoy said:

    Eto ung mga choices ko, pero I'm more inclined sa catholic schools nga kasi un kaya ng budget:

    1) Catholic school - Holy Name http://www.hntwb.catholic.edu.au/
    St Saviours http://www.sspstwb.catholic.edu.au/

    2) State school - Darling Heights State School https://darlheigss.eq.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx

    3) Grammar School - Toowoomba Grammar School http://www.twgs.qld.edu.au/

    Prices sa lugar namin is, State School Tuition is Free + other miscellaneous fees, Catholic School is around $2k yearly, Grammar school is around $9k annually

    Pare, you don't need a grammar school for the early years... :)

    Grammar school are important for connections; King can't make lifelong connections yet at the age of 4(?) :)

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    Cassey said:

    @brnaye So far, I have no qualms with State School. Yes, the classes are combined. Yung sa daughter ko combined ang Grade 5 and 6. :) Okay naman ang turo, they constantly have field trips and have different activities like gardening and may music tutorials din which is just $10 a week kung gustong mag avail. According to my daughter, mas hardcore ang turo sa Pilipinas, hehe Siguro sa dami na rin ng subjects plus yung time spent sa school. :)

    Hi Cassey, i learned from a friend in Sydney during my last year visit na primary schooling daw is more on socialising lang daw. Strict academic teaching starts secondary or college daw? How true is it based on your exp? :)

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    vhoythoy said:

    Eto ung mga choices ko, pero I'm more inclined sa catholic schools nga kasi un kaya ng budget:

    1) Catholic school - Holy Name http://www.hntwb.catholic.edu.au/
    St Saviours http://www.sspstwb.catholic.edu.au/

    2) State school - Darling Heights State School https://darlheigss.eq.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx

    3) Grammar School - Toowoomba Grammar School http://www.twgs.qld.edu.au/

    Prices sa lugar namin is, State School Tuition is Free + other miscellaneous fees, Catholic School is around $2k yearly, Grammar school is around $9k annually

    Pare, you don't need a grammar school for the early years... :)

    Grammar school are important for connections; King can't make lifelong connections yet at the age of 4(?) :)
    yup kaya catholic school ung nasa top ng list ko. tska grammar school is either all boys/ all girls

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    @Teng10 she can be admitted po sa school anytime of the school year.

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    26-Oct -2016 - PTE Positive (L:82 R:79: W:83 S:90)
    28-Oct-2016 - Submitted EOI (189/75)
    22-Nov-2016 - ITA Recieved
    08-Dec-2016 - Visa Lodged (Medical at St. Lukes BGC)
    05-Jan-2017 - CO Contact (Additional Proof of Employment)
    08-Feb-2017 - Visa Granted (Salamat po Ama!)
    BM Prep naman...

  • Teng10Teng10 Brisbane eh!
    Posts: 181Member
    Joined: Sep 21, 2016
    @agentKams by the way do you happen to know how we can get immunization record? It was way back 2002 when we had our only baby..now shes 13 and i lost all records...if anyone had the same scenario po

    (233411 - Electronics Engineer)

    29-Apr -2015 - Responded to Migration Agent on my Linkedin
    **after more than a year of waiting for "the" early retirement plan of my company :-(
    09-Jul -2016 - Finally decided The Project Down Under
    11-Jul -2016 - Signed contract with MA
    04-Aug-2016 - Took IELTS (L:7.5 R:6.5: W:6.0 S:6.5)
    20-Sep -2016 - Lodged EA Requirements
    21-Sep -2016 - EA Fast Track Requested
    30-Sep -2016 - Enrolled for PTE Review
    14-Oct -2016 - EA Positive
    26-Oct -2016 - PTE Positive (L:82 R:79: W:83 S:90)
    28-Oct-2016 - Submitted EOI (189/75)
    22-Nov-2016 - ITA Recieved
    08-Dec-2016 - Visa Lodged (Medical at St. Lukes BGC)
    05-Jan-2017 - CO Contact (Additional Proof of Employment)
    08-Feb-2017 - Visa Granted (Salamat po Ama!)
    BM Prep naman...

  • agentKamsagentKams Australia
    Posts: 779Member
    Joined: Apr 25, 2014
    @Teng10 thats good na she's looking forward to it. Regarding immunisation sis hindi kita mahelp, baka may mga ibang kaforum tayo na makakasagot niyan.

    Timeline: Student Visa Subclass 573 (Masters)
    06 July 2015: Visa Grant
    22 July 2015: First day of class
    Feb 2016: Change program to dual
    Nov 2017 : Finished MBAC program
    April 2018: Uni Graduation

    Timeline: Permanent Visa (189) Accountant 221111
    26 Aug 15: PTE-A Result- OK! ( L84 W80 R77 S69)
    28 Aug 15: Email sent to CPAA for Assessment
    14 Sept 15: Positive Assessment received from CPAA
    14 Sept 15: Lodged EOI (60 pts 189/65 pts 190) - lapsed
    17 Nov 2017: Lodged EOI (75 pts 189 / 80 pts 190)
    08 March 2018: PTE-A Retake - Superior (L87 W90 R90 S90)
    16 March 2018: Updated EOI (85 pts 189/90pts 190)
    12 April 2018: NSW pre-invite [lapsed, EOI withddrawn]
    18 April 2018: ITA received - Visa 189
    04 May 2018 : Lodged Visa Application - Visa 189
    29 Aug 2018 - First CO Contact - PCC Qatar (partner)
    9 Jan 2019 - 2nd CO Contact - penal waiver
    18 Jan 2019 - Updated immiaccount with penal waiver
    29 Jan 2019 - Forwarded PCC to gsm.allocated email
    8 Feb 2019 - Visa Grant - Finally!!

  • Teng10Teng10 Brisbane eh!
    Posts: 181Member
    Joined: Sep 21, 2016
    @agentKams thanks thanks, shes more of daddys girl :D

    (233411 - Electronics Engineer)

    29-Apr -2015 - Responded to Migration Agent on my Linkedin
    **after more than a year of waiting for "the" early retirement plan of my company :-(
    09-Jul -2016 - Finally decided The Project Down Under
    11-Jul -2016 - Signed contract with MA
    04-Aug-2016 - Took IELTS (L:7.5 R:6.5: W:6.0 S:6.5)
    20-Sep -2016 - Lodged EA Requirements
    21-Sep -2016 - EA Fast Track Requested
    30-Sep -2016 - Enrolled for PTE Review
    14-Oct -2016 - EA Positive
    26-Oct -2016 - PTE Positive (L:82 R:79: W:83 S:90)
    28-Oct-2016 - Submitted EOI (189/75)
    22-Nov-2016 - ITA Recieved
    08-Dec-2016 - Visa Lodged (Medical at St. Lukes BGC)
    05-Jan-2017 - CO Contact (Additional Proof of Employment)
    08-Feb-2017 - Visa Granted (Salamat po Ama!)
    BM Prep naman...

  • 2pe2pe Sydney, AU
    Posts: 123Member
    Joined: Jun 14, 2015
    Guys question. We plan to have our BM by mid July. Kailangan na ba magenroll agad yung mga kids ko or ppwedeng hintayin na nila yung next term pra may room for adjustment pa sila sa bagong envi. I have 3 kids ages 13, 10 & 8. TIA.

    233511 Industrial Engineer

    01 Jun2016 - Signed Agreement w/ agent
    24 Sep2016 - IELTS Exam
    13 Oct2016 - IELTS Result L=8 R=7 S=7 W=7
    22 Oct2016 - Lodge EA Assessment Fast Track
    11 Nov2016 - EA Positive Result
    12 Nov2016 - Lodge EOI (189visa 65pts)
    06 Dec2016 - EOI Update: Added 190visa (189/190 | 65/70)
    06 Dec2016 - Booked PTE Exam to gain add'l 10pts in Lang
    08 Dec2016 - PTE 1st Take Jeddah (L=83 R=73 S=57 W=84)
    02 Jan2017 - PTE 2nd Take Manila (L=78 R=78 S=75 W=79)

    28 Mar2017 - ITA Received
    (no need for the PTE superior. 65pts was enough to get invited)
    05 Apr2017 - VISA Lodged
    06 Apr2017 - Medical Family @ St. Luke's BGC
    13 April2017 - Medical cleared (w/ wife+3kids)
    20 April2017 - CO contact. Form815 for son
    21 April2017 - VISA GRANT!!!
    11 July2017 - BM! Sydney.

    Jeremiah 29:11
    Matthew 6:33

  • MiyawskiMiyawski Melbourne
    Posts: 81Member
    Joined: Mar 17, 2016
    2pe said:

    Guys question. We plan to have our BM by mid July. Kailangan na ba magenroll agad yung mga kids ko or ppwedeng hintayin na nila yung next term pra may room for adjustment pa sila sa bagong envi. I have 3 kids ages 13, 10 & 8. TIA.

    Pwede namang start sila by the start of the next term. That's what we did when we moved here.

  • multitaskingmultitasking North Ryde
    Posts: 544Member
    Joined: Oct 02, 2012
    State schools are ok.. yung mga kids ko sa state school since we arrived here 2013.. i would suggest kung kaya ng bata at gusto din nila... try nyo din makapasom sa Opportunity Class or doon sa selective schools.. medyo mas advance yung turo compared sa mainstream..

    May 2012 - Revalidated ACS Application (System Analyst)
    9/1/2012 - Taken My 3rd IELTS Exam
    9/14/2012 - Got IELTS results: L=8,R=8.5,W=7,S=7 .. :-) .. pag may tiyaga..may nilaga
    9/15/2012 - Updated my EOI = 65 points (visa 190);60 (VISA 189)
    10/10/2012 - Australia Federal Police Clearance Submitted Online
    10/11/2012 - FBI Clearance Sent Through DHL
    10/22/2012 - Received scan copy of AFP clearance from my friend in Melbourne
    11/15/2012 - Received Invitation for 189 (about 2 months after 60 pts effectivity)
    11/24/2012 - 189 VISA Lodged
    11/29/2012 - DIAC Ack :-)
    12/4/2012 - Received FBI clearance. Friend in US sent scanned copy
    12/17/2012 - CO Assigned
    04/17/2013 Visa 189 Granted.. Thank you Lord...
    08/09/2013 - Flight to Sydney through PAL
    08/10/2013 - Touchdown Sydney
    08/12/2013 - Start of Job Hunt in Australia
    08/26/2013 - First day of work... THANK YOU LORD...
    07/16/2015 - Transferred to my second job/company
    Pray, Hope AND Don't Worry - Padre Pio

  • GrifterGrifter Posts: 419Member
    Joined: Oct 19, 2016
    Hello. Nabasa ko po from previous discussions na problema ang bullying dyan.. sobrang out of control po ba?
    Kase naman sa atin d naman uso yang bullying na yan, kung meron man e parang manageable nMN.. curious lang po.. ty :)
  • multitaskingmultitasking North Ryde
    Posts: 544Member
    Joined: Oct 02, 2012
    @Grifter tingin ko depende din sa suburb yan.. pero so far.. di naman namin naging problem yan sa mga anak ko..start sila dito 2013..

    May 2012 - Revalidated ACS Application (System Analyst)
    9/1/2012 - Taken My 3rd IELTS Exam
    9/14/2012 - Got IELTS results: L=8,R=8.5,W=7,S=7 .. :-) .. pag may tiyaga..may nilaga
    9/15/2012 - Updated my EOI = 65 points (visa 190);60 (VISA 189)
    10/10/2012 - Australia Federal Police Clearance Submitted Online
    10/11/2012 - FBI Clearance Sent Through DHL
    10/22/2012 - Received scan copy of AFP clearance from my friend in Melbourne
    11/15/2012 - Received Invitation for 189 (about 2 months after 60 pts effectivity)
    11/24/2012 - 189 VISA Lodged
    11/29/2012 - DIAC Ack :-)
    12/4/2012 - Received FBI clearance. Friend in US sent scanned copy
    12/17/2012 - CO Assigned
    04/17/2013 Visa 189 Granted.. Thank you Lord...
    08/09/2013 - Flight to Sydney through PAL
    08/10/2013 - Touchdown Sydney
    08/12/2013 - Start of Job Hunt in Australia
    08/26/2013 - First day of work... THANK YOU LORD...
    07/16/2015 - Transferred to my second job/company
    Pray, Hope AND Don't Worry - Padre Pio

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