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    Private schooling here. We could afford it, but aren't paying for it, its taken care of already.

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    I'm a single Mum and have chosen to send my children to a Catholic school. The religious side of things was definitely a factor, as well as the small size of the school and it's reputation. I have nothing against public schools though, I went to both and loved both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissYouthful View Post
    Private schooling here. We could afford it, but aren't paying for it, its taken care of already.

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    As in, a trust fund for them to do private schooling? Or what do you mean lol.

    We can afford private schooling by the time they get there, and all the extras too. DH wants private school all the way, as it is what his family does and knows and he thinks that it is the only good option. I grew up in a city that had the best schools being public and most of my friends are in very succesful jobs with 3 figure salaries (not that life amounts to that, but it does for dh's family). Those friends all went to public schools and got close to perfect scores and are very well rounded people. So for me I am in two minds about it. Also because I am not sure about the public vs private options in Melbourne as I am not from here so it is hard to know if the public schools are as bad as every one says they are or not. If we went back to my home city... public schooling all the way. If we are in Melbourne forever, DH will probably get his way tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelbourneMummy View Post
    As in, a trust fund for them to do private schooling? Or what do you mean lol.
    Nope as in someone is taking over for the bill.


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    We sacrifice a lot so our kids can have a private school education.

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    if we wanted to we could afford private school. But I am a public school teacher, went to public schools myself, and my kids will be off to public school too.

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    The only way to improve a "bad" public school is from the inside, as a teacher, a staff member or an involved parent or community member.

    We looked at sending DS to one of the small catholic primary school and could afford it. The reason we looked at it was because I didn't like the teacher he got last year. I thought it was a general school thing but it wasn't. It was just her. The teacher he has this year is a lot better, still nothing compared to his first teacher nor the environment that he was in when he was at his old school but it is a bit better. I've just come to realise that if I want to make the best of the time DS spends at that school I have to try and get involved and help improve things.

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    There are loads of wealthy people who choose to send their children to public schools. If they didn't, there would be no public schools on the north shore or eastern suburbs of Sydney.

    I refuse to send my children to a religious school, if they were to go private, it would be an expensive one with no religious ties. We can afford it, but I don't know if I could do it, it goes against what I believe in. To me, it is a waste of money.

    I do worry about my daughter, but I will send her to government school first, before dismissing public education altogether.

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    Depends where we live...

    We could afford it but if we are still in Melbourne will be public.

    If we move back to Darwin I'll send them private. The private schools there are really like a Catholic school, or a Christian school, rather than the full-on $20,000 a year ones down here. Not so much for the education but for the types of kids that go to the Catholic/Christian schools.

    Down here I think the public schools are great and would rather use the money to go o/seas with the kids, take them to the Vatican museum, do a volunteer project somewhere, an intensive language course somewhere for a month etc.

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    We could afford private but DP and I both went through public schooling and well, I'm a SAHM now but DP is doing quite well for the both of us so our children will be going public unless of course we have a terrible experience or the kids hate it.


 

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