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    DDs teacher last year (yr 2) had her masters but I don't think most of them do.

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    Our kindy teacher didn't , but my friend who is one of our 4th class teachers does and said the interview/application process was definitely harder and positions are highly sought after

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    I went to a GPS private school.

    I really don't think I got much out of it at all to be honest.

    My children will all go to public primary school. I've looked into private high school but I can't see it happening. With 4 children there is absolutely no way we could afford a GPS school for all of them - and honestly I don't think I'd want to because I don't feel like I got much out of it.

    Like a previous poster we will likely be moving house so that we fall into the catchment of our preferred high school.

    In saying all of that, if parents offered to put my kids through private school I would probably go for it. A non denominational co-ed private school. But there's no way anyone is putting all 4 of my kids through private school

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    Not sure of GPS but my son went to a private catholic school for two years. It was a nightmare. Poor education and he missed out terribly. We have been working super hard to get him ahead again over the last two years. We have found state schools offer better education standards and facilities in qld anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1CrazyMoose View Post
    Not sure of GPS but my son went to a private catholic school for two years. It was a nightmare. Poor education and he missed out terribly. We have been working super hard to get him ahead again over the last two years. We have found state schools offer better education standards and facilities in qld anyway.
    I know a lot of people that went to local private schools around the coast, I don't think I would ever consider one of those for my son, I can't see any benefit in them if anything state schools are better resourced than those sort of schools.

    Given everything that has been said I am still on the fence about it. I have talked to my parents more about it, with a thousand what if questions, they said they will pay two thirds of fees for a second child, so I would have to put in, but if I do have another child it won't be for a long time yet so maybe by then I won't need help.

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    I think you will always have some people who love the private system and some who love the public system. I would go to the next open day or tour, get the info pack posted out if you haven't already (I haven't watched the DVD in it yet but if it's the same as a YouTube link a friend posted on fb it's great), and see what you think for yourself. I made my decision for my own senior schooling and DDs schooling based on 'vibe' lol. If you try the first year and decide it's not for you then you can always head to the public system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bezzy View Post
    I think you will always have some people who love the private system and some who love the public system. I would go to the next open day or tour, get the info pack posted out if you haven't already (I haven't watched the DVD in it yet but if it's the same as a YouTube link a friend posted on fb it's great), and see what you think for yourself. I made my decision for my own senior schooling and DDs schooling based on 'vibe' lol. If you try the first year and decide it's not for you then you can always head to the public system.
    So for now I've put his name down, my parents returned all the paperwork and paid the application fee yesterday, I'm going to go down one afternoon when they call me for a quick look around the pre-school.
    I talked to my case worker yesterday he mentioned he went to the same sort of school but one in Brisbane and loved it, he told me some of his experiences at school and things he got to see which really surprised me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mason98 View Post
    So for now I've put his name down, my parents returned all the paperwork and paid the application fee yesterday, I'm going to go down one afternoon when they call me for a quick look around the pre-school.
    I talked to my case worker yesterday he mentioned he went to the same sort of school but one in Brisbane and loved it, he told me some of his experiences at school and things he got to see which really surprised me.
    Thats great, what surprised you about his experiences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Thats great, what surprised you about his experiences?
    I suppose the number of things they were exposed to, and trips away that state schools just don't seem to do, also that he had access to the school library any night till like 7 and access to his teachers after school if he needed help.
    another one that really surprised me is school based apprenticeships while I know they are available in state schools they start them earlier so when you graduate you can get a job right away as a 4th year apprentice in whatever.

    Another thing that got my attention, he had a lot of family problems that school helped him with on his side of things, that didn't end the moment he left school they kept in contact with him for a few years after he left.

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    Yeah DDs school has the library available to the high school until 8pm, with tutors available specific to each subject, and they can have dinner at the boarding house if needed. Lots of trips, exchange programs etc. Not sure about the apprenticeships.
    When I went to school I went on a trip to the middle east to study ancient history between year 11 & 12, and I still have a friendship with my teacher who came with us 15 years after I finished school.


 

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