Why and how to get into a selective school

What are Selective Schools? Selective high schools in NSW accept students based on results from the Selective Schools Placement Test (which is run every year around mid March). Students in Year 6 sit the test to enter the selective high school in year 7. These schools cater for students who are exceptionally gifted and talented, […]

How to find a tutor for Primary School

Find a tutor that engages your child to maximise their learning How to Find the Right Tutor for Primary School Tutoring is a great tool to help children learn and grow, particularly when they are in primary school and enjoy absorbing as much knowledge as possible. However, the task of choosing the right tutor for […]

Maths & English Tutoring in Turramurra

Primary school student maths tutoring

Global Education Academy offers tutoring for Maths & English to primary and high school students. Located on Sydney’s North Shore. GEA is a research-based learning centre with a structured learning system that covers the entire Australian Curriculum. Our two core courses in Maths and English are designed and based on Cognitive Load Theory. Mathematics and […]

Selective High School Tutoring in Turramurra

Year 5 students in tutoring class preparing for Selective High School

Global Education Academy offers tutoring to prepare for Selective High School exams on Sydney’s North Shore. If your child is gifted or has the potential to be a high achiever academically, you may want them to join a selective high school. Selective high schools provide an educationally enriched environment for highly achieving and academically gifted […]

Applying for Selective School in 2019

Primary schools have recently sent home an ‘Intention to apply for Year 7 entry to a selective high school in 2019’ letter to all parents. This has got a lot of parents thinking and asking questions like, is my child bright enough? Is a selective school that different from a public school? And how do […]

Global Education Academy now in Turramurra

Map location of Global Education Academy Turramurra

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW TO SECURE YOUR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Global Education Academy is excited to announce that we have taken the next step and are expanding into the heart of the educational belt. Due to an influx of North Shore enquiries, our new campus will be open early 2018 and conveniently located at 4 […]

Beachside Dash 2017

Global Education Academy is a proud sponsor of the Beachside Dash. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Beachside Dash which was held on Sunday 10 September at Peter Depena Reserve. GEA would like to thank everyone who came along on the day. It was a fantastic event supporting a worthy cause. Our founder […]

National Year 1 Literacy and Numeracy Check – Explained

Year 1 students at Global

‘Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes’ (QSQO) is an evidence based package of school reforms to enhance learning outcomes for students across Australia. QSQO was released by the Australian government in May, 2016. At the core of this package is a proposal to introduce a national Year 1 check of all students in reading, phonics and numeracy. […]

Selective School Entry Scores for 2017

It is evident that selective schools are the top-ranking schools based on HSC results. However, with only 4,000 (approx) placements available each year and an ever-growing number of students applying, it has become increasingly difficult to gain entry to a selective high school. This year 14,458 candidates in NSW sat the test for only 4,226 […]

How Do Year 9 NAPLAN Results Affect HSC Eligibility?

Year 8 student sitting NAPLAN preparation course at Global Education Academy in Kogarah

What is NAPLAN? The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual nationwide assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. All students in these year levels are expected to participate in tests in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar, and punctuation) and numeracy. NAPLAN has been a part of […]

Top 10 Questions for Parent Teacher Interviews

Parents meeting with primary school teacher

Parent teacher interviews are a fantastic opportunity to discuss your child’s progress, strengths and weaknesses with their teacher. Be prepared to ensure you get the most out of the short time you have in the interview. Below are our top 10 tips for parent teacher interviews. 1. How do I interpret the report? Parents often […]

Opportunity Class (OC) Minimum Entry Scores in 2017

Hurstville Public School offers Opportunity Classes to Year 5 and 6 students.

Opportunity Classes (OC) are offered in selected government schools across NSW and cater for academically gifted and talented children in Years 5 and 6. They provide a rich and intellectually stimulating educational environment. Students who wish to be placed in OC in Year 5 need to sit the test in Year 4. For 2018 entry, […]