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    And yes I'm another who has heard that girls do better in single sex schools and boys do better in co-ed. Doesn't quite work out though does it!

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    Default Single sex v co ed schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Party of Three View Post
    At the end of the day you need to send your child where you are comfortable sending them. Everyone has a different opinion on schooling, but I find it's a bit like childbirth....once you've had a baby people stop telling you how you should give birth...with school, once your child starts, people tend to keep their opinions to themselves.
    I completely agree. FWIW I've never had a negative comment about my girls leaving the state school to go private from any friends as they could see how miserable (for different reasons) they were. And how much happier they are now.

    I'd just add I studied law at university and i wouldn't have had a clue who had been to a private or a public school unless I asked. The students who had been to co-ed schools behaved just as badly in front of the opposite sex as the students who didn't. I can only speak from my experience but it had as much relevance as whether they were formula fed or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Sort of spin off from another thread and some comments I've received with DS starting school next year - what are your experiences with your kids ( or would love teachers opinions) on single sex schooling v co ed - is it better , worse or no different ? Do boys and girls learn differently or is it more a social thing?
    As with everything, it depends on the child.

    DSS would do well in a single sex school. DSD would not.
    Neither would do any better at a private school, than a Catholic or public- they are just not that academically driven.

    Most single sex tend to be private, so they get ruled out for that.
    This bub might be different.

    I went to a private co-ed primary, 7-10 private all girl high, 11-12 private co-ed high. I genuinely didn't notice a difference.
    I still had friends of both sexes (you don't only meet people at school).

    ETA: I also notice more of the silly "ooh look a boy" stuff in the co-ed school than the single sex ones.
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    DD goes to an all girls school, love it. I went to a girls only school, after being in a co-ed primary school. I was very happy in a girls only school. There was plenty of social interaction with boys, public transport to/from school, sporting events, dances, friends. The school organised events with the boys school up the road. But in the classroom no distractions.
    I had absolutely no trouble interacting with boys/men at uni, and in post grad uni lived in a house with 3 boys.

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    I attended both co-ed and single sex high schools, co-ed in years 7 - 9, single sex from 10 - 12.
    I struggled at co-ed, was picked on etc and absolutely thrived at a single sex school. I don't think I would have done nearly as well (emotionally and academically) if I had of stayed in a co-ed school.

    I think it depends entirely on the individual.

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