My partner and I have just bought a house. A great house in a small gated community full of elerly that is the original street overlooking wetlands in a giant housing development (ours is the display home that has just come up for sale and no actual housing will be undertaken with 200metres of our house).
However we fall into a no mans land in regards to schooling. There is 2 local private schools that are very expensive and have a 3 year waiting list. The school they are zoned for has an awful reputation (the worst in the state with no extra activities except sport.....urch), they have junior primary classes over 30 kids too so they have zero space at all. The other schools are all zoned and have said no except one (the actually nicest in the area) which i am meeting with the principal on thursday to negotiate entry.
Where does this leave me if the kids are not accepted to this other zoned school? The local school has zero spots and is busting at the seems and is yuck.
What is worse is that i have one ASD child and one who is gifted an the local school has zero provisions for giftedness due to their very low scores and demographic.