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Home Living : March 3rd 2009
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, March 3, 2009 5 ADVERTISING FEATURE Helping parents choose the right school Most parents who seek independent schooling for their children are looking for schools that provide quality teaching, a secure environment and academic reputation as well as offering discipline, values and tradition. To help parents and families in their search for the right school, the Annual Sydney Independent Schools Expo is being held on Saturday 7th March and Sunday 8th March, in the MacLaurin Hall, at the University of Sydney, Parramatta Road, from 10am to 4pm both days. The expo will showcase many leading independent schools including some of the country's oldest schools as well as those founded in recent years. Featured will be country and city schools, day and boarding schools, boys, girls and co-ed schools from Preschool through to Year 12. This is an opportunity for parents to make contact with representatives from independent schools including principals and teaching staff who are there to answer all questions. A checklist of questions on matters that are of individual importance should be considered. Discussion could include: Whether a child has a particular interest, such as music, sport, and languages, vocational or academic studies that the parents want the school to nurture or does their child have specific learning needs. Other questions might relate to location. Is it important that the school is close to where the parents live or work? What transport is available? Many independent schools have their own buses. Parents will want to know about the characteristics of a school. Is it important that the school is single sex or co- educational? Is the size of the school important? Do they want a pre-school, a primary school, a secondary school, or a combined primary and secondary school? Are boarding facilities important? In regards to the school's curriculum, does the school have a comprehensive curriculum and how does the curriculum meet the needs of the child? What co-curricular activities are offered such as, sport, music and camps? Are any of these activities compulsory? Is there an additional charge for such activities? How will the child be assessed and how is assessment reported to parents? How does the school measure its performance? Parents need to ask what structures are in place to ensure a caring and nurturing environment in the school. What policies and procedures are in place to ensure the safety and welfare of students? Parents can find the answers to these and any other questions they may have by attending the Independent Schools' Expo. Admission to the expo is free and parking is available on campus. Entrance is through either Parramatta or City Roads, and then follow the signs to the Expo. For more details regarding the expo call 9680 4353 or visit the website www.schoolexpo.com au MacLaurin Hall, University of Sydney Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March 2009 10am - 4pm both days www.schoolexpo.com.au Helping you choose the right school for your child • • • Parents, families and friends are invited to THE 11TH ANNUAL SYDNEY INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS EXPO FREE ADMISSION Featured will be Boys, girls and co-ed schools from Pre-K through to year 12 City and country schools Day and boarding schools 2244646K HL wk36 This is an opportunity for parents and families to meet with representatives from Australia's leading Independent Schools.
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