Jump to content

Schools in Port Hedland
What are they like?


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 lovingmummy

Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:34 PM

Hi. My husband has been offered a job in Port Hedland and we will be moving from Bunbury. We are not sure yet which area, but we will have a little bit of a choice. I know the names of the schools and where they are, but I'm wondering what they're like? I have a child in Pre-Primary and a child in Year 3. Tell me anything you've experienced or heard, good or bad. Things like what the teachers are like, class sizes, special programs offered, resources, what the kids and families are like, NAPLAN, security/safety of the area, what the grounds are like, and anything else you can think of.

My girls are also hearing impaired (one with hearing aids and one without) and while they cope well with their own systems that we've put into place, it would also be good to know which schools have experience with hearing impaired kids.

Thanks so much in advance! original.gif

#2 SeaPrincess

Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:27 AM

I've PMed you, but I didn't cover all of the above!
Ignore the NAPLAN results - the population is so transient that they're as good as useless - I think PHPS has a turnover rate of about 20%.
Web links:
St Cecilia's
Ed Dept Schools Online - do a search for Hedland and you can get some information on programs and things at the govt schools. (the site's not actually working for me right now, but usually it's good!)


#3 Quirk

Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

Having left Hedland because of the schools, I can honestly say, don't expect much from any of them!

St Cecilia's is good, however my friends children ended up so far behind that when they came back to Perth, they had to hire a tutor to help them catch up.

South Hedland has a horrible bullying reputation there and is considered the worst of the lot. In South, Baler and Cassia are much on a par, with Baler being bigger therefore having more resources, but having a very close-minded Principal who refuses to think outside the square.

The pick of the bunch IMO would be Port Hedland Primary.

But hey, that's just based on my experiences original.gif

#4 lovingmummy

Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:34 PM

Thanks Quirk! It's great to get a perspective on all the schools, good or bad. We were tossing up between St Cecilia's and Port Hedland Primary, but leaning towards PH Primary. Sounds like we're leaning the right way! That's interesting what you said about your friend's kids needing a tutor when they went back to a Perth school as someone else I was chatting to said they came from a Perth school and then their kids were learning more at St Cecilia's. Probably depends on the teacher they have. They say that having a bad teacher is like the student being absent for 60% of the year.

Anyways, thanks for your perspective. I'd love to hear more if anyone else has any thoughts. original.gif

#5 BaldBalls

Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:37 PM

IMO - The high school is TERRIBLE  ph34r.gif  Boarding school would be the only option if you plan on staying that long....

#6 lovingmummy

Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:48 PM

SeaKitten, what in particular is bad about the high school? I know nothing about it all, not even whether it's in Port or South, so anything you can tell me would be great (even though our kids are about five years away from attending high school). How recent is your knowledge of the school?




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 
  • The Boxtrolls is due for release September 18.

    Movie review: The Boxtrolls

    Alan Snow?s bestselling novel, Here Be Monsters, offered the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman the perfect tale for their latest stop-motion animation film about a family of box-dwelling trolls who live under the streets of Cheesebridge.

  • Lah-Lah's Adventures airs on the Cbeebies channel on Foxtel and Austar.

    'Lah-Lah's Adventures' a musical treat for young and old

    Sydney-siders with tiny tots have been loyal followers of the Lah-Lah band for many years but the boisterous children?s music group from the inner-west continue to grow their following with their own television series.

  • quotes-320

    Wise words from kids movies

    The movies we watched as kids had a lot more to offer than just entertainment. Here's ten wise quotes from kids movies.

  • yoda

    31 iconic family films from the 1980s

    If you grew up in the 1980s there will be a number of films that are close to your heart. Here are 31 of the most iconic for you to watch with your own kids.

  • cruella

    10 live-action remakes of famous animations

    After the success of "Maleficent" at the box office Disney is opening their vault to re-work the classics into live-action movies, and a number of other film studios are following suit. Here are ten live-action remakes to look forward to.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Viewed Articles

 
Advertisement
 
 
 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.