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 […]

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, […]

Global Education Academy – National Small Business Champion

Global Education Academy are now proud winners of the Australian Small Business Champion Award for Best Children’s Educational Services in 2017. We were awarded the prestigious award at the gala dinner and awards ceremony held on Saturday 1st April at the Westin Sydney, which had over 1,000 guests in attendance. The Australian Small Business Champion […]

Schools Offering Opportunity Class

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

Looking for a public school in your area that offers opportunity classes? We have put together a list of schools by region that offer opportunity classes for academically gifted and talented children in Years 5 and 6. Find out how to apply and get selected for an opportunity class here. See entry marks for each […]

Selective School Ranking and Entry Marks

UPDATE: For Selective School entry marks for the 2018 Year 7 intake, please click here. Selective Schools have proven again that they are the top-ranking schools in the HSC results. For many parents, it is THE school they want their child to be in. And with good reason! Below is a table that shows the […]

How to Apply & Get Selected For Opportunity Class

Year 4 primary school children working at computers

We are often asked about Opportunity Class – what is it, who should apply, what is the selection criteria and what does it mean if your child is accepted? So we have put together a post of our most commonly asked questions regarding Opportunity Class. If you have any questions or want to find out […]