Depends on area u live in. If I lived in an area that had good public schools in my catchment- I would send then there. Unfortunately we are in a new estate and the two local state schools have atrocious reputations and I would never send my kids there so would have to look private but would also want a non denominational one. I work in one so would hope to send them there if u had girls ... Unless an amazing state schools gets built near us in the meantime
Also I've always said I would love to send my kids private BUT save some of the $$ I could have used for private and pay for their university education up front for them (if they choose this path) because HECS debt really sucks!!!