Can I please remind posters to please use the report button and not resort to personal attacks as that just leads to threads being closed and no one wants that.
happy wanderer (17-10-2013)
Do you mean to work in or for your kids to go too. It has its pros and cons. Australia St had a lovely community vibe, it is a little school, but I still have friends that from there that I went to school with, I can't say the same about the other primary or high schools I went too.
For me, there's not enough career opportunity at a K-2 school. Generally they are very small schools. Plus, I like teaching 3-6 better, there's not much room to move in a K-2 school. There wouldn't be that many teachers there either, and I am pretty sociable at work.
For my kids, I think a small school has merits, but they're just too small. I'm not in the zone for any in my local area, but I think it's a huge adjustment for kids to change schools and have to get to know a new routine, new teachers, new principal etc. There is one in my local area that has a total of 55 enrolments, then once they hit year 3, the school that would be in the zone has 800 students. That's a bit daunting for a child whose been at a school of 55.
The other one has 90 students, then the primary school has well over 300. The third one has 60 enrolments and then the primary school has 450 students.
As far as I know, if you live in the catchment for a K-2 school and a K-6 school, you can choose which one you want to send your child to, you don't have to send them to the K-2 school.
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