And I want to add I had reservations about my DD going through the process of selective. The exams (they do one on maths, another on reading, general knowledge & writing, so 4) were very hard, couldn't be studied for, and they are graded with what they term a Profile Score which is out of 300. If the child doesn't have the right score, they don't get in. That really really didn't sit with my feelings on education.
But DD wanted badly to do this. She wanted to be pushed at school, and if your child is gifted in high school in the public system, their best chance at content that challenges them is the Specialised program.
Last edited by Full House; 15-09-2016 at 11:50.
Totally agree with BigRedV that the my school site should show more about what the schools offer instead of based on one test plus one reason we chose our school is because it is multi cultural and has a huge percentage of non English speaking students , ( the my school site says its 100% but DS can only speak English so far so that's not correct !)
So I have heard that many elite private schools, bc they *do* have the long waiting lists, want to see NAPLAN's for entry. If they have 100 spots for yr 7 and 200 applying, they have the ability to pick and choose only the 'smartest' kids that will perform well in the school and higher school certs.
Overall I agree with a lot if your points. However for whatever reason I get the feeling you are perhaps unnecessarily sensitive/defensive regarding your kids school. I don't know anyone who has or is considering choosing a school based on Naplan alone. If your kids school has lots of good extra curricular activities surely parents will take that into consideration. If they don't choose the school for whatever reason, that's their prerogative and it doesn't make their choice a bad one.
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