I currently have my dd at one. she's in year one..(going into yr 2) and ds is about to start prep next year. It's $5000 for each. no discounts for 2nd sibling. Chose this school for it's values & good reviews, and yes i've been happy with it, BUT since change of leadership it seems some have gone on massive power trips etc and it seems they are cutting corners and want the same money for less. IE: 4 swimming lessons all year when it has always been the whole of term 1 & 4. I have undesirable public schools around us - yes had a look at those with an open mind but the next one has a catchment area and we aren't in it.
I've found a decent sounding public school 9kms away so going to have a look at it later, but people are saying if the kids are happy at the private school, why change? surely they will adapt alright?? plus there is a special learning area which would benefit my ds who is delayed slightly. There also is at the private school, but this year we have had far too many teacher changes and teachers being away. wwyd? change and hope they will adapt well - well DD mostly, or give it one more year? Private school has gotten a new principal so people are saying wait and see how he plays this next year out..