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The most reliable way to find the best school for your child is to visit and find out about its philosophy and programs or engage a relocation consultant to do this for you.
Photo Credit: Ed Yourdon via Compfight cc One of the common questions we receive is about schooling in Tasmania and how years 11 and 12 are normally conducted in separate colleges in Tasmania rather than in the same high schools that go through to grade 10. Well the Tasmanian Government is exploring adding years [...]
Photo Credit: Môsieur J. [version 8.0] via Compfight cc The 2014 school term dates for public schools in Tasmania are as below. Note that private schools may have different term dates and it is best to check with the school. Term 1 Wednesday 5 February to Thursday 17 April (teachers commence Monday 3 February). [...]
Photo Credit: Vince Alongi via Compfight cc Private schools in Tasmania have strong demand for places in both primary and secondary years. I have worked with a few clients who have needed to be flexible as they waited to hear if a place could be found for their child. If you are relocating [...]
Photo Credit: tanakawho via Compfight cc It seems that parts of Tasmania, particularly Hobart, are starting the experience a shortage of childcare places, as is common in many cities across the country. As the article below talk about, the demand for places is shifting as many mothers now return to work a little [...]
In Tasmania, Government schools are called public schools and the school your children attend will be determined by where you live. Fee paying schools are called private or independent schools, with fees varying between schools, although in general they charge significantly less than in other parts of Australia. Following is a list of all schools [...]
The Department of Education in Tasmania has announced that some changes are on the way with respect to the home area maps related to State Government schools. The home areas are defined for each primary school in the State and where you live determines at which school your children will have a guaranteed place. You [...]
Photo Credit: Cia de Foto via Compfight cc In Tasmania, children are required to start school in the year in which they are five years old on 1 January. Many children will commence kindergarten (part time) from the age of four, although this is not required by law. Children must remain at school [...]
Photo Credit: Vince Alongi via Compfight cc The cost of raising a child in the capital cities of Australia is the subject of a recent study - and Hobart comes in around the middle. The article below from The Mercury talks with the researcher about the study and what it means. The average cost [...]
Photo Credit: Môsieur J. [version 8.0] via Compfight cc Tasmania is moving from three school terms to four terms for the first time in 2013. Four terms will align Tasmania with other states in Australia and ensure that each term is the same length of around 10 weeks. The dates for 2013 are as [...]