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    ^ I'm an author of 3 published books and I never went to uni. Just felt like writing a story one day- so I did it

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicolier View Post
    ^ I'm an author of 3 published books and I never went to uni. Just felt like writing a story one day- so I did it

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    Ooh, feel like sharing the titles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    I was unaware that religious high schools were excluded from this thread. For me public is state run and private are the rest.

    I would probably send our girls to the best co ed catholic high school we could access easily. But should one of them have an amazing skill or ability that requires outside tutors, lessons etc then I will do whatever it takes to provide for them.


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    i didn't say they were excluded, I just don't really consider them to be private. Jmo.

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    I've been thinking about this thread and topic generally. I think what gets my back up is the notion that private is automatically better than a public education. I loved my public school and what it offered me. I've never assumed though that public is always better than private and it gets my back up when people assume the opposite.

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    There are the normal local Catholic schools ( average in our area about $2000 pa) and then there are private Catholic schools ( Kincople in Rose Bay is $25,000 pa)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I've been thinking about this thread and topic generally. I think what gets my back up is the notion that private is automatically better than a public education. I loved my public school and what it offered me. I've never assumed though that public is always better than private and it gets my back up when people assume the opposite.
    In our area private is hands down better than public, some private schools around here have 10 year wait lists for high school

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    10 year waiting list. Jeez. And 25,000 per year, that is ludicrous!

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    In our area private is hands down better than public, some private schools around here have 10 year wait lists for high school
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    I went to a public primary school then changed to the OC (opportunity class) at a different public school.

    Then I went on to a selective high school (completely selective). I haven't looked at BRV's list but I remember it being up the top when I went.

    We were under the impression that you had to go to uni to succeed so I did even though I knew it wasn't what I wanted and ended up only doing 1 yr before leaving and now I'm a SAHM.

    I would love for my kids to go to the same high school as me because they would have access to great things however I will make sure they know that it doesn't reflect all schools. I was under a lot of stress at school thinking I was failing when in reality I was doing well. If I had been at a public high school I would have been at the top.

    Back to topic, I think education is important but I will choose their school based on the school not whether it is public or private. There are a lot of private schools around us that I would never send my kids to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    In our area private is hands down better than public, some private schools around here have 10 year wait lists for high school
    Does the waiting list mean it's better. I think I know which suburb you live and can't imagine the schools there are that bad???

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    I finished year 12. I did both primary and high school at a public school. Looking back I was a bad student. I wagged a lot of classes went to a lot parties. I loved my sport classes and always elected to do sport classes throughout high school. I have never been very "academic".

    In year 11, I started a school based apprenticeship in hairdressing after working in the salon for 2 years. I was 14 when I started working in the salon a few hours a week. I learnt alot from that job. Dealing with people on a personal level. It was a small salon(not in a shopping center) the clients were regular. I learnt so much about peoples lives. How diverse everyone is. Working there made me a more well rounded person.

    So I guess what I'm trying to say is school is not "everything". Also it depends on the child not all children are academic.

    (I quit my apprenticeship as the salon changed owners and we had a falling out with new management. I have now worked for the government for nearly 5 years).

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