I don't want to derail the other thread but I wanted to see who actually uses naplan to pick a school.
I don't even look at myschool or naplan. Here in Canberra we are somewhat restricted by zoning but we picked our school because
1) catholic education
2) well equipped school with good facilities and lovely principal
3) wonderful feel to the school- real community atmosphere.
4) attached to our parish
5) defence service transition aide present and good at their job.
6)reasonably sized of 400 kids (preschool-6)