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How did you choose a primary school for your children?

Answered 1 year ago

How much research did you do? How many did you tour etc? I'm feeling a bit unsure of where to start...


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1 year ago
I made the mistake choosing a private Anglican school because it was small and went from K-12. In hindsight the closest local primary school would have been far better. Private is not necessarily better. We moved locations and I changed them to a high performing local primary school it was amazing.

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1 year ago
Some private schools focus on the religious and not enough on academic.

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1 year ago
I felt judged for working part time...

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1 year ago
We are in the middle of 3 public schools. I looked at all 3 of them and chose the one that seemed best. So far its been good. I think all primary in my areas are fine its just the local high school sucks but we will be moving by then.

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1 year ago
My kids go to the local public school, schools are all zoned in WA, often people move into the area they want their kids to go to school temporarily, then move out when their enrolments are sorted. For us the school in our area is one of the best in WA, so we are very happy.

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1 year ago
Our schools are zoned. I tried a private Christian school but it was absolute shit, so we changed to the zoned public school. So much better

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1 year ago
Honestly I found out I didn’t like the system so I went down the road of home schooling, it suited my children better.

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1 year ago
I knew wanted a public school so I had to go to the one in my catchment area. No choice, but it was a great school.

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1 year ago
I was in a suburb where the local public school had a bad rep. I moved to a new suburb opening up and sent my kid to day 1 of the brand new school. I live across the road so it was so easy. It was a great school.

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1 year ago
I toured my local state primary. I looked for tidy grounds, programs that cater for different levels of academic need, and special needs trained teachers (he's ASD).
What really clinched it was the way staff we saw spoke to us, and each other during the tour. It speaks volumes about school culture.

For high school, our kids will go private. The catchments are strictly managed and our local is not suitable for DS. He needs a smaller, more supported environment.

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1 year ago
I went with the closest, hindsite I would have done tours of all in my area and gone with the best one for my childs nature and learning needs. You need to find one that fits your required needs and that ur child will be happy in and thrive on educationally. Not fall behind.