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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    Genuine question, many people feel this same way. To those who feel like this, do you think if God existed that no one should ever die? But isn't that life? We all have to die one day don't we?
    No I don't think that and never did. It was more *how* she died. I couldn't understand why she was made to suffer. I couldn't understand why a person so selfless, who devoted her life to others, was made to suffer the way she did. In my mind back then it felt like she was being punished for something and I couldn't work why. Obviously I don't think like that now, I know its just something that happens. But at the time, I needed to blame someone - something- for what she (and us) were going through.

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    @harvs I'm all for the thread tangent, love, so no apology needed. It's what makes these discussions interesting. Most topics in life are multi faceted and thread tangents only reflect that. It's not off topic, it's merely another aspect of the topic 👍

    On the school thing, our zoned public high school has an awful problem with drugs and gangs. I don't care how fabulous the teachers are, I don't want my kids going there. We will apply for two other public schools in the area and also one Christian school and one Lutheran. The teachers can only do so much and I'd rather minimize my kids'exposure to drugs and gangs as much as I can.

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    Oh, for sure. There are all sorts of valid reasons. And *hypocrite alert* I have enrolled DS in the local Lutheran school, but for me it's because I may end up teaching at the public school and it's not fair on him to go to a school where his mum teaches.

    I do feel majorly conflicted about it all though.

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    I am one who was majorly conflicted about sending my kids to a private school but now I do have no conflict at all. My girls public school was dreadful. So I removed them. We can't pick our public primary schools here we get our zoned one and that's it.

    The private schools my kids attend aren't perfect but the kids love them and I love what it's done to them.

    I couldn't care less where other people send their kids but am very comfortable with my decisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I'm not sure what I've said for you to feel that way?

    Fair :enough I'll leave it there
    Sorry, I wasnt having a go at you. Just realised I was arguing a point that I would be better off leaving alone

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    On the school thing, I have never had an issue with sending our kids to a public school. In fact it was my preference. It was actually dh who insisted we send them private. The reason being we had a horror experience with his siblings at the local public school and as a result change them to the local Catholic school. The way they were treated, the changes in their behaviour etc was amazing. They went above and beyond to assist the kids and us, rather than punishing the kids like the old school did. Of course there will be bad schools wherever you go regardless if they are public or private, but after that experience dh was certain he didn't want our kids in the public system.

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    Can I also add (somewhat controversially) that fantastic teachers are essential but so is a fantastic admin and principal. My daughter had one of the most wonderful teachers you could ask for but a schools refusal and inability to manage bullying ultimately can kill everything a teacher was trying to achieve.

    Add to that the lack of teachers aids in the preprimary classes and the large classes (due to budget cuts) well the teacher was pretty up agains it.

    So for us it comes down to more than just the teacher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    I have found this thread to be in the respectful side however there have been threads in the past and I know which ones she's referring to people have made those comments.
    I also found this . I got told I was stupid for believing in God. There was one poster in particular who thankfully isn't around much anymore that was relentless in putting up threads about the decline in chaplains at public schools and wasn't that great and how religion was so stupid . It was pretty full on. I find most of the rest of BH pretty tolerant though. It's all about respecting other people and what they believe.

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    I actually think @sunnyflower the decline of chaplains in public schools to be a real shame. Our school experienced a tragedy 2 years ago and we wound up using a chaplain from another school. I was against them until I properly understood how useful they can be.

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    I also know people who are not religious at all and found the chaplain to be extremely helpful with their child when an extended member of the family passed. They were totally against the chaplain being removed from our public primary school.


 

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