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choosing a secondary school

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19/10/2010 07:00 - Choosing a School / Application Procedures
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The really great thing about Stratford are the vertical relationships, all the years talk to eachother and are friends. There isn´t the usual bullying of the younger years associated with larger schools. I think that´s the net effect of being in a smaller environment, it doesn´t create a defensive stance amongst students. They are comfortable and confident in themselves and this transfers to how they treat each other.



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17/08/2010 22:21 - Choosing a School / Application Procedures
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Hi

Wondering if anyone can help me? My 11 year old girl is going into 6th class, and i have no idea which secondary school to send her to. We live in blessington and have heard mixed reviews about local schools. Any know how i can find out factual reviews for secondary schools in the area??

thanks

Fiona



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13/10/2010 22:52 - Choosing a School / Application Procedures
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My daughter attends Stratford College in Rathgar. It´s a co-ed, multi-demominational school. The class sizes are small and the teachers are excellent, many of them are State examiners so I´m always sure that she knows exactly what to expect from her state exams. She has really excelled since joining this really creative place.



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18/10/2010 11:34 - Choosing a School / Application Procedures
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You will probably hear mixed reviews about all schools, depending on who you happen to speak to. Convenience is also something you have to consider as commuting can be a difficulty. There is also the issue of friendships etc.




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