Just looking for your opinions...
We have found a private primary school that we really like. We really could see our son fitting in to the environment. We would have liked to have gone public but there are not any decent public primary schools in the local area.
The issue is the fees are affordable for the Primary School, but the Primary School works in conjunction with a High School and in Year 7 the kids move on to the High School Campus. We cannot afford to send all 3 kids to the High School but due to the Year 7 class moving over to the High School campus, the children will have completed a year at the High School.
Would you just choose the best public primary school from the available options, even though what they offer doesn't match what the private primary school offers?
Or would you go the Private Primary and then transfer the child from the High School in Year 8 to the only Public option in the area? My concern here is that they would have made friends and settled in after a year at the Private high school campus and may not want to move to the public high school. Or may find the transition from Private Schooling to Public Schooling really difficult?
The decision we make now will shape the rest of his future. We need to make a decision by early next year because if we chose to accept a spot in the private primary, we need to pay a non refundable deposit to secure his spot.