Catholic secondary school in Gungahlin?

nanzan 27 May 2009 74

Last night I attended an information night re the new Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School in Harrison.

It was mentioned that a site has also been reserved for a Catholic secondary school in Gungahlin, and I wondered if anyone knows where it actually is? Apparently, it was suggested, the site may not actually be used for a school and that another, more appropriate, site is currently being sought.


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Ceej1973 Ceej1973 2:35 pm 27 May 09

Surely its not adjacent to a major road intersection. Oh wait….that kind of conspiracy only happens in Sydney suburbs!

Jim Jones Jim Jones 3:24 pm 27 May 09

Related (but kind of a derail): are there any private schools in Canberra that aren’t religious?

jessieduck jessieduck 4:24 pm 27 May 09

Jim Jones said :

Related (but kind of a derail): are there any private schools in Canberra that aren’t religious?

Radford?

CapitalK CapitalK 4:33 pm 27 May 09

Radford is Anglican

CapitalK CapitalK 4:40 pm 27 May 09

Orana School and Canberra Montessori School are both non religious I believe or at least non denominational

Fiona Fiona 4:43 pm 27 May 09

more brainwashed children… yay.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 6:38 pm 27 May 09

More children being raised with strong direction as to right and wrong, rather than ‘everything is fine’. What a tragedy… not.

YapYapYap YapYapYap 10:16 pm 27 May 09

More children being bent over by the clergy, you meant.

vg vg 11:07 pm 27 May 09

Fiona said :

more brainwashed children… yay.

Schooled all through the Catholic system. Hardly call myself or any of my family brainwashed. Could call us sensible enough not to make a remark as dumb as the above, but not brainwashed.

Don’t send your kids….more room for mine

ant ant 11:57 pm 27 May 09

One day we shall witness a miracle, where vg makes his/her point without having to abuse another contributor while making it.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 7:46 am 28 May 09

Fiona said :

more brainwashed children… yay.

+1

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 7:55 am 28 May 09

vg said :

Fiona said :

more brainwashed children… yay.

Schooled all through the Catholic system. Hardly call myself or any of my family brainwashed. Could call us sensible enough not to make a remark as dumb as the above, but not brainwashed.

Don’t send your kids….more room for mine

Agree with VG here. I went to catholic schools from kindy through 12. I don’t go to church and, in fact have massive issues with the catholic church as an organisation/business. So if brainwashing is actually intended to turn you off the religion it is supposed to indoctrinate you in(?) then colour me brainwashed – and so incidentally are most of my mates who also went to catholic schools but who also don’t go to church.

Do I send my kids to a catholic school? Well yes, I do but only because I believe through my own experience that private schools have other benefits besides religion.

Thumper Thumper 8:06 am 28 May 09

Same here.

If anything catholic schools made me question it all, rather than follow like a sheep. And a such turned me off religion.

So brainwashing, nope…

The cat did it The cat did it 9:03 am 28 May 09

Staffing the proposed Catholic school at Gungahlin should be no problem- there are probably a number of priests in Ireland that are ready and willing to migrate.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 9:16 am 28 May 09

I thought everyone went to Catholic schools.

vg vg 9:25 am 28 May 09

ant said :

One day we shall witness a miracle, where vg makes his/her point without having to abuse another contributor while making it.

All together now

We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones that make a brighter day
So lets start giving

deezagood deezagood 9:33 am 28 May 09

BerraBoy68 said :

vg said :

Fiona said :

more brainwashed children… yay.

Schooled all through the Catholic system. Hardly call myself or any of my family brainwashed. Could call us sensible enough not to make a remark as dumb as the above, but not brainwashed.

Don’t send your kids….more room for mine

Agree with VG here. I went to catholic schools from kindy through 12. I don’t go to church and, in fact have massive issues with the catholic church as an organisation/business. So if brainwashing is actually intended to turn you off the religion it is supposed to indoctrinate you in(?) then colour me brainwashed – and so incidentally are most of my mates who also went to catholic schools but who also don’t go to church.

Do I send my kids to a catholic school? Well yes, I do but only because I believe through my own experience that private schools have other benefits besides religion.

I’m pretty surprised by this Berraboy – I really didn’t think that you would send your kids to a Catholic school … in fact some of the previous threads (and comments by you)on here actually made me rethink my initial decision to send my own kids to Catholic school (not the only reason of course, but contributed in a small way to my ultimate decision to send my kids to the local public school). Wow.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 9:59 am 28 May 09

CapitalK said :

Orana School and Canberra Montessori School are both non religious I believe or at least non denominational

Thanks. Orana looks good. I’m surprised I haven’t heard of it before. Anyone have any experiences or opinions?

deezagood deezagood 12:51 pm 28 May 09

Tread carefully Jim, as the non-conventional approach of the Steiner school can be confrontational for the uninitiated! Very different philosophy to standard schools, very much a child-centred, freedom-based, ‘discovery’ learning model that will benefit some kids, but it isn’t for everyone. I know kids that thrive in the Orana environment, but know of others who can’t read or write a word by grade four (but maybe these kids would have struggled anywhere?). Steiner schools are big on personal expression and individual freedoms (which can also mean that behaviour such as bullying is tackled less strictly, because those kids need to be free to express themselves too …), self-paced learning and ergo not much in the way standard assessments/grades etc… In my opinion, if you have a bright child who is thirsty for knowledge and non-conformist (doesn’t really work well with stringent rules and restrictions) then you should certainly consider a Steiner approach. I seriously thought about Orana for my youngest (my oldest just loves rules and gets upset when people deviate from them – she would have shrivelled up and died in a free-form learning environment!) as she is very imaginative and creative, and likes to teach herself things like reading/writing etc… (hates being shown how to do things – likes to figure it out by herself). Go and take a look, but be aware that this learning style won’t work for all kids.

wishuwell wishuwell 1:22 pm 28 May 09

Jim Jones Orana is OK (by which I mean good)The precooks are Steiner schooled and are fine. Though there’s Steiner schools and then there’s Steiner schools if you know what I mean.

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