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    Default Re: Why did you choose public/private for your kids schooling?

    Private, as our closest public school was not our local school it was 400m by walk! and the school that is our local school is a 5km drive away! So the next close school was the catholic school and am so glad she is going there as she loves it and is pro technology and give great feedback of how she is going without a fuss!

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    Default Re: Why did you choose public/private for your kids schooling?

    Private, as our closest public school was not our local school it was 400m by walk! and the school that is our local school is a 5km drive away! So the next close school was the catholic school and am so glad she is going there as she loves it and is pro technology and give great feedback of how she is going without a fuss!

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    We have chosen private because a) the public schools in our area are very undesirable b) the 2 excellent public schools we would be happy with are a 15 minute drive, where this school is 4 mins but one of the main reason is that attending a catholic primary school greatly increases their chance of gaining entry to a catholic high school, and there is no way my children will be attending the local public high school.

    It very much depends on the are and the schools.

    If we lived in the area where I grew up, it would be public all the way.

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    Default Re: Why did you choose public/private for your kids schooling?

    My son is starting at our local public school next year. My main decision was based on their policies, and their staff. I know the staff can change but the overall feel I get from them is quite positive. I also wanted a school with strong anti bullying policies. I was bullied horribly at school to the point where I left because I feared for my safety and the principal did nothing. So it was a HUGE plus for this School that the principal put my mind at ease about all of that.

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    Default Why did you choose public/private for your kids schooling?

    Parent involvement/interest is a huge factor in a child's education, so I believe that no matter where your child goes to school, if you show an interest and help them with their learning, they will do well anywhere.

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    Default Why did you choose public/private for your kids schooling?

    Oh, and I do not want my children to attend a religious school like my husband and I did.

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    I prefer our kids private school to a public school as most of the parents are very invested in their kids education and I think a childrens peers are very influential, I want that influence to be a positive thing.

    Our choice was based more on educational philosophy and our own experiences in schools. I had a variety of schools with different philosophies and different 'status', DH went public for primary and private for high school.

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    I'm very anti religion so that rules out private education. The cost depending on the school is a potential factor as well.
    My kids would be exposed to more religion in public schools than at their private school, so I think that's a weird thing to say.

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    Default Why did you choose public/private for your kids schooling?

    No kids yet but when we have school aged kids we are hoping to move to a little town about 2 hours from us that has an awesome school (one of my colleagues sent his kids there). There is 150 kids in the entire school, prep to year 12 and they don't have any one religion they teach. They focus greatly on the individual child and have Meditation time, which we think is awesome. They have their own garden and kitchen and once a week the whole school has a lunch together that is cooked by the kids with stuff they have grown. For a small school they have a great choice of subjects for high school students to choose from

    ETA: they are not religious and are a private school but it is quite cheap as they believe in providing quality education that is not super expensive.
    There are also weekly parent kind of meetings and we love the idea of parental involvement. They are also very accepting which is good cos our kids will have 2 mummies :-)

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    Default Re: Why did you choose public/private for your kids schooling?

    In public school its up to the parents whether their children do RE or not. If you don't give permission then they are given different activities to do instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    In public school its up to the parents whether their children do RE or not. If you don't give permission then they are given different activities to do instead.

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    Officially.

    But BH threads suggest otherwise.

    Either way, I'd prefer my children not be marginalised at school because of their beliefs.


 

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