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    Default What is better about Catholic schools?

    We had 4 classes of kindy last year! Some of them where from another local kindy though, not exactly sure why something to do with overflow I think and we had the classrooms?

    Access is done by priority sort of like how day care spots are allocated.

    I'm not 100% sure what they are but something like

    Within catchment with sibling already at school.

    Within catchment.

    Outside of catchment with sibling at school.

    Outside of catchment.

    Maybe?? I know we were told if we moved outside of the catchment we would still have priority because DS1 went last year.

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    I have often wondered teh same OP...and replies to my question when I have asked a few friends have varied.

    Some it is a 'tradition' - they may not be 'practising' Catholics or even consider themselves religious - but the tradition of being Catholic is being carried on.

    for some it is status - they see Catholic school as being 'better' than the rest, or more 'disciplined'.

    and one friend sent their daughter there as she had severe egg & dairy allergies and compared to the other two schools in her zone - the private school had a better routine at lunch time, smaller classes..plus her cousins went there, so logistically - she could catch a ride home with them some days

    ..I think it really does vary from family to family.

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    It really bothers me seeing people so casually treat something that is extremely precious to many others.

    I think the attitude that it's better is because the school can exclude 'less desirable' students much easier than public can.

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    Default What is better about Catholic schools?

    Montessori and I think Steiner and not affiliated with any religion and are independent schools

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Montessori and I think Steiner and not affiliated with any religion and are independent schools
    Steiner has Anthroposophy, I would consider it religious.

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    Default What is better about Catholic schools?

    Yes but it's not really a religion as such - don't they just mix up a few bits and pieces from everyone else's??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Yes but it's not really a religion as such - don't they just mix up a few bits and pieces from everyone else's??
    It's a spiritual philosophy and they incorporate Jesus into it. I don't really know much about it.

    Same thing as non-church associated schools that have 'special character' that is religious.

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    My aunt teaches in the catholic system and most of the schools she's taught at over the years have had to cut their extra curricular programs like music, sport and art because there's not enough students. For this reason I would always choose the state system for primary.

    I also worry about the safety of kids around catholic priests, and I also think it's a waste of time having religion classes.

    I went to catholic primary and high schools and can definitely say that the academic standards aren't any higher than the good public schools in my area. I get the feeling my friends think that they are though.

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    Default What is better about Catholic schools?

    Oh ok I don't know much about it or Steiner either!
    Montessori I can guarantee is not affiliated with religion ( not DS one anyway!)

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    Default Re: What is better about Catholic schools?

    There was an article about some crack pot steiner teacher telling a student he had to repeat prep because his soul had not yet united with his body?!

    But I dont like steiner because they ban computers

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