Just wondering if anyone has any reviews of Bardon SS? My son is 3 and we'd like to send him to a good primary school - ideally not Catholic. My son is enrolled at Bardon for 2018. We've been to a few open days and had a tour of the school. We like that it's small and it seems to have a nice community.
My son is enrolled at Bardon for 2018. We've been to a few open days and had a tour of the school. We like that it's small and it seems to have a nice community.
I spoke to a mum today at my son's daycare whose son goes to Bardon. When I asked her what she thought of the school she said, "It's okay........." (I was quite surprised at her respomse as I thought Bardon was supposed to be a great school.) She then went on to explain that prep is VERY full-on and there's not much playtime and there's a lot of emphasis on academia. The leap between kindergarten and prep is a really big one at Bardon and the kids are worked too hard.
Tonight I just read on another website that Bardon has somewhat of a bullying culture. (???) I don't know if those reviews were just written by some disgruntled students or if they're legitimate issues.
We've also looked into McDowall SS and Ashgrove SS, but from what I understand they're very big schools. My husband really doesn't want to send our sons to a big school as he went to BGS and hated that aspect.
Any advice/opinions would be HUGELY appreciated. Like so many other parents I'm freaking out about getting my sons into a school that's right for them. Can't believe how competitive it is.