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    I think it's less about academic outcomes, and more about opportunities. There was a study that recently released it's findings that found the educational outcomes from private and public did not differ significantly. Which therefore suggests that how well a child does in school, is an individual thing and not dependent on type of schooling.

    However, some private schools offer opportunities that public schools don't. Such as the variety of extra-curricular activities/clubs a child can be involved in, and it can also offer the 'who you know' component as children get to the age they're leaving school for higher education/career options.

    But on the flip side, if it's extra-curricular activities you're after, it would probably would be cheaper and more beneficial to opt for a public school and source out of school activities (which is what I do). And the 'who you know' aspect may very well not be applicable to the private school you chose (really depends if it's an "elite" school or not), or you might still meet people in a public setting.

    I think picking a school that you LIKE is the most important thing. What are the core values of the school? What are the teaching staff and senior staff like? What's the school community as a whole like? With the right home environment and support, a child can bloom in any school (provided the school is not a complete crash and burn type - which can happen in both public and private settings). It can't simply just be a case of private vs public, in my opinion.
    Last edited by Lillynix; 04-12-2015 at 11:48.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlitterFarts View Post
    ok this will sound silly but.... would you send your kids to a school where you had family friends kids in that same year level.? (if you are a bit of a private family yourself?)
    Same year level, yes but not if there was only one class per year level. I would try and avoid any school that had only 1 class per year level. Family friends or not.

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    Not really.

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    It all depends on the quality of state schools in your area. We just moved a few months ago and out there there was no way on God's green earth our kids would have gone to the state schools but we have moved back to the city and chose a suburb we know well and has several very good state schools so all 5 go state. 4 out of the 5 could potentially get sport/dance academic scholarships down the track to private schools but otherwise we are happy where we are.

    All depends on the area and what your child is interested in. We would ultimately prefer a Christian school but it's all good😀


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