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    Default Choosing a school.

    What makes you decide between choosing a suitable school? What do you think of a school that has composite classes? Why do they do these classes still? Also I have heard going by NAPLAN results on the my schools webpage isn't very accurate... is that true?

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    I don't know much about Naplan and all the controversy but last year when we looked at all the schools in the area the known bad ones had a lot lower scores than the known good ones!
    I go on reputation/current kids I know who attend/the teachers attitude and dress/the kids behavior / the facilities of the school and sports/subjects offered and the principal

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    thanks for your reply, i ask around generally and 2 schools always stand out regarding great reputations, but one we aren't in the catchment for. we miss out by 2 streets! and the other is about 8 k's away, and when i went there briefly it was certainly plain, i didn't see that the facilities were awesome or anything, but everyone says it's a great place.. so it makes it hard sometimes.

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    We based our choice primarily on the schools educational philosophy. We then relocated to be closer to the school, even though it's not zoned.


 

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