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paolov  
#1 Posted : Thursday, 21 March 2013 2:06:23 PM(UTC)
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We are new migrants looking to settle in Victoria, Australia with 2 kids entering middle school (year 7 and 8). We were looking at a couple of good state schools like University High and Box Hill High School. Both seem to require that the applicant is residing in the school zone. However, can be we left hanging - that is, after committing to a long term lease at a house 2 minutes away from University High School, can we still quite likely be turned down by University High for entrance? Or are we better off perhaps considering other places like Glen Waverley Secondary College which is not selective, or Westbourne Grammar which is non-state both of which seem on initial inquiries more accommodating. I do like the central location of University High in Parkville so that is a plus for me.
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#2 Posted : Thursday, 21 March 2013 4:30:03 PM(UTC)
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paolov wrote:
We are new migrants looking to settle in Victoria, Australia with 2 kids entering middle school (year 7 and 8). We were looking at a couple of good state schools like University High and Box Hill High School. Both seem to require that the applicant is residing in the school zone. However, can be we left hanging - that is, after committing to a long term lease at a house 2 minutes away from University High School, can we still quite likely be turned down by University High for entrance? Or are we better off perhaps considering other places like Glen Waverley Secondary College which is not selective, or Westbourne Grammar which is non-state both of which seem on initial inquiries more accommodating. I do like the central location of University High in Parkville so that is a plus for me.
Neither University High nor Box Hill High is selective school. University high has accelerate class, and have no idea if Box Hill High has such program. VCE results for both schools are quite good from ranking page, and both are public. I believe as far as satisfy their admission criteria, they would not overlook if you are a new immigrant. good luck,

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#3 Posted : Thursday, 21 March 2013 4:44:48 PM(UTC)
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So, you think chances are still good for immigrants getting into University High? Their website does say: "Not all students who seek admission to The University High School can be accommodated. Parents who feel that the learning of their child would be best fostered at The University High School are invited to make an application. It is Government policy that parents may apply for a place on behalf of their child in any Government School regardless of where they live. The University High School is held in high regard and, consequently, experiences a very heavy enrolment demand."
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#4 Posted : Saturday, 23 March 2013 4:17:21 AM(UTC)
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paolov wrote:
So, you think chances are still good for immigrants getting into University High? Their website does say: "Not all students who seek admission to The University High School can be accommodated. Parents who feel that the learning of their child would be best fostered at The University High School are invited to make an application. It is Government policy that parents may apply for a place on behalf of their child in any Government School regardless of where they live. The University High School is held in high regard and, consequently, experiences a very heavy enrolment demand."
there are two ways to get into the uni high: 1. sit a entry test for year 7: a very competitive test; 2. live within the school zone. As you said the heavy enrolment demand could make this option impossible if you put up too late. good luck,
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#5 Posted : Monday, 25 March 2013 5:04:52 PM(UTC)
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uni high does not seem to respond much to emails. will have to visit personally i guess.
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