Aww sorry if I upset you.
What I was 'wowing' was more than I place a lot more stock in faith over religion and I could've worded that better!
Hope you're feeling better
I understand why people are saying "why would you want to send your child to a school where they're going to be taught their lifestyle is wrong etc etc" but...
I am a huge campaigner for gay rights and I believe gay couples should be able to marry, have kids, send their kids to the school of their choosing etc. I was not raised catholic, yet I will be trying to send my kids to a catholic school in which I know to be absolutely fantastic. While we don't go to church, I think there is no harm in my children having a wide range of knowledge when it comes to religion, so if they chose to follow any religion, I'd be supportive of that.
At the end of the day, a school is a school. My sister went to a catholic school (for the same reasons I'll send my kids to this particular school, it has amazing teachers, fantastic activities, great results) and while she's not religious, she showed a keen interest and excelled in her religion classes, and really enjoyed learning new things. There is no harm in that.
Sorry OP - I missed your thread before I opened mine (reeling from shock)
This school gets 85% government funding - so they aren't wholly private.
...I think it was a disgraceful move to reject this family! -- in such a small town too ...everyone knows everyone...I'm certian there will be fall out from this!
I think the point is, if a school is willing to accept govt money (heathens taxpayer money - inc from homosexuals) - they should have to abide by the same anti-discrimination laws.
In this little town schools have the 'status' attached to it aswell - and I think Sacred Heart and Morgan st school are the most cliquey and most of the children from 'low socio economic' families are well dispursed between the other public schools.
It still doesn't give them the right to discriminate based on a child's parents living arrangments. Does it?
All i've heard so far [not just here on bh] is that 'well that's their beliefs..' -- it angers me that in this day and age a school can be above the anti discrimination act.
I wanted to put DS into an Anglican school and was told by one of the other parents that although she didn't have a problem with it, and the school would never disclose it- she thought I would have trouble getting him in due to my being a single parent. She said that there was only one other single parent in the whole school and she became a single parent after the fact.
Yes- it still happens.
if a school accepts govt funding, they must follow govt laws. pure and simple.
I hope she has a MOST ENJOYABLE Kinder experience!
I hope she makes friends, is invited to birthday parties, enjoys the full range of social and emotional development we all hope kinder offers our kids..
I REALLY hope she is never made to feel different, bad or ashamed that she has 2 loving parents.
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