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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    i thought Montessori promoted independence and choice? To me it goes against what Montessori means and their philosophy?
    That's what I thought

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    One of the reasons I didn't put DS name down for Montessori was the reason they didn't have uniforms

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    My kids go to a private school (the twins will when they're older) my eldest daughter used to be in public but the bullying go beyond a joke and she developed anxiety and became suicidal at 7 years old since we moved her we have a completely different and happy child. The best thing we ever did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RainbowMummy2002 View Post
    My kids go to a private school (the twins will when they're older) my eldest daughter used to be in public but the bullying go beyond a joke and she developed anxiety and became suicidal at 7 years old since we moved her we have a completely different and happy child. The best thing we ever did.
    Sorry your child went through that, but I don't thinking bullying is exclusive to public schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Yep, but if I was paying $30kper annum for my child to attend a private school, I'd expect them to be at the top. They don't just take anybody at private schools.
    You can't compare the academic selection process for a selective high school with the enrolment process for a private school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Sorry your child went through that, but I don't thinking bullying is exclusive to public schools.
    Im not saying it is just the school was our only option being carless at the time to move to and its been amazing for us. I know bullying happens anywhere and everywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    You can't compare the academic selection process for a selective high school with the enrolment process for a private school?
    Private schools also "select" their students, often asking for naplan results before accepting their application. And make children sit interviews.

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    My sister went to a very expensive girls school and is a beauty therapist.

    I went to public school and studied to be a teacher.

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    I would save just in case and make the decision based on the individual needs of your kids. If your child wants to be a lawyer send them to a private school. If they want to be a mechanic send them to a public school with a great voc ed program and options to do a traineeship while at school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennybaby View Post
    I would save just in case and make the decision based on the individual needs of your kids. If your child wants to be a lawyer send them to a private school. If they want to be a mechanic send them to a public school with a great voc ed program and options to do a traineeship while at school.
    DH and I are both very successful lawyers and we both went to public schools. I think the school you attend is only one part of the equation.

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