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    Default Private verse public primary schools?

    Which do you think is best? Offers tge best opportunity for life?
    Or are tgey both tge same?

    Currently dd goes to a very small public school. I find it good being that its small, tgere seems to be alot if focus on the kids and many excursions and educational activities.

    Tge first school she went to was very large, and didnt like it, 7 prep classes full to about 29 kids was tge highest, and i just didnt feel she was learning much.

    But im just wondering if even private would be better?

    I went to both in primary, and really all i remember was lots of religion and art class so i dont remember much.

    I know it would cost tgrough the roof, and once my youngest start school itl be even more, so i would have to find a second job and work very early to late to make tge school fees.

    Would tgat be worth it?

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    I am thinking of sending my DD to public for primary school but definately private for high school.
    We live in a good area so I expect the public school to be ok. I went to private for both so I am a bit preferential for private but I think she will be fine at the public. I have applied for one catholic primary shcool though so will see at the time...

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    It is such a personal thing.... hard to say as different areas/schools are all so different. Best thing would be to look at all your options/ask around and make an informed choice

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    depends on your plans

    our school (private) has much higher expectations for primary...even reading levels...public expects prep kids to be level 5 at end of year...ours expects level 12...reading recovery is given throughout year 1 for those under level 15. kids that started in year 1...were all way behind.

    the kids that start private in year 7...have loads to catch up on...they have not had to reach the same standards as the kids who have been private all the way through.

    not to say that there are not great public schools...but that is my experience in ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smileygirl View Post
    depends on your plans

    our school (private) has much higher expectations for primary...even reading levels...public expects prep kids to be level 5 at end of year...ours expects level 12...reading recovery is given throughout year 1 for those under level 15. kids that started in year 1...were all way behind.

    the kids that start private in year 7...have loads to catch up on...they have not had to reach the same standards as the kids who have been private all the way through.

    not to say that there are not great public schools...but that is my experience in ours.
    Yeah. Friends dd is in prep private and has already learnt to speak chinese and is excellent a reading.

    My dd can read and write but no where near my friends dd.

    Also she gets homework, as does my nephews school but we dont get homeworl given out. Is tgat normal?

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    I am bias as I went to a private primary school and we will definitely be sending DS to one, the local public primary is ok but the private boys school we are sending him too just has so much more in regards to what they offer , music, art, sport ( which is very important to DH) smaller class sizes, more teachers, more computers, theatre, more and better facilities plus as a pp said the kids that started in year 7 at our school did have to play catch up , DH went to a public primary and dose not want DS to go to one

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    I choose private for my own but our public s chools in our zone are terrible while the privates offer far more options that really suit us.

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    Our kids are going private, but that's for the educational philosophies the school uses.

    It depends which school and what you're wanting from a school etc... private schools vary drastically.

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    Our future kids will be going to public schools, unless we win lotto. DF and I are both public school educated and neither of us feel like we were scholastically deprived! However when our kids reach high school age we may have to move; the local high school (the next suburb over) is in a very rough area and I would not want my kids going there.

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    I want them both to have better oportunities from school and into their adult lives (more then what my schools offered)

    I think my main concern is religion. We arent religious at all, however as my mum did for me , i want my kids to decide their own path in regards to that. We have a childrens bible to answer questions she may ask about it. But if they chose not to believe , i dont want them to be pushed and forced into religion study.

    Thats what i had at my private primary school, it was heavily focused on religion and not on school. My dad didnt like it (he is religious) he found my learning was at a stand still.

    So a school that isnt religion obssessed (no offense ment by that choice of word).

    Just a good school, really focusing on the kids learning and getting tgem tge best outcome for the future. One that teaches other languages.

    Is their a site that shows private schools and reviews. Havent had much luck in the past wgen just googling private schools


 

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