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Home Living : March 2nd 2010
HLN-HOMELIVING:NORTH,Tuesday,March2,20109 Helping parents choose the right school Most parents who are seeking independent interest, such as music, sport, languages, vocational schooling for their children are looking for or academic studies that they want the school to schools which provide quality teaching, secure nurture or does their child have specific learning environment & academic reputation as well as needs? Does the family have particular religious offering discipline, values & tradition. beliefs or educational philosophies? Are out of hour's school care and vacation care important? Parents want their children to be socially happy and feel they belong, have like minded friends within the Other questions might relate to location. Is it important safe and secure environment of the school that the school is close to where the parents live or community. work? What transport is available? Many independent schools have their own buses. Parents will want to To help parents and their families in their search for know about the characteristics of a school. Is it the right school, the Annual Sydney Independent important that the school is single sex or co- Schools' Expo is being held on Saturday 6th March educational? and Sunday 7th March, in the MacLaurin Hall, at the University of Sydney, on Parramatta Road, from 10am In regards to the school's curriculum, does the school to 4pm both days. have a comprehensive curriculum and how does the curriculum meet the needs of their child? Many The Independent Schools Expo will showcase many independent schools now offer their students the of Australia's leading independent schools including choice to study the International Baccalaureate as an some of the country's oldest schools as well as those alternative to the HSC. founded in recent years. Featured will be country and city schools, day and boarding schools, boys, girls Parents need to ask what structures are in place to and co-ed schools from Preschool through to Year 12. ensure a caring and nurturing environment in the school. What policies and procedures are in place to The Independent Schools Expo gives parents the ensure the safety and welfare of students? opportunity to make contact with representatives from independent schools including principals and teaching Parents can find the answers to these and any other staff who are there to answer all the questions parents questions they may have by attending the need to ask to assess a school's suitability, all under Independent Schools' Expo. the one roof. Admission to the expo is free and parking is available It is a good idea for parents to have a checklist of on campus. Entrance is through either Parramatta or questions that they want to ask schools on matters City Roads, and then follow the signs to the Expo. that are important to them and their children. Parents . need to consider whether their child has a particular This is an opportunity for parents and families to meet with representatives from Independent schools including principals and teaching staff who are there to answer all the questions parents need to ask to assess a school's suitability for their child. Free admission with plenty of parking available. ‘Helping you choose the right school’ - www.schoolexpo.com.au Featured will be boys, girls & co-ed schools from Preschool to Year 12 Sat 6th & Sun 7th March 2010 MacLaurin Hall, University of Sydney Free Entry - 10am to 4pm both days For more details regarding the expo phone 02 9680 4353 or visit the website on www.schoolexpo.com.au ADVERTISEMENT Sydney Independent Schools’ Expo Showcasing Australia’s leading Independent schools Looking for the right school for your child? Don’t miss the... Featured will be boys, girls & co-ed schools from Preschool to Year 12
February 23rd 2010
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