How did you choose a primary school for your kids? Did you go public or private and why?
Answered 28 days ago
My little one is due to start prep next year and I’m having an impossible time deciding where he should go. We have a private school near us with a lovely looking campus but fees are $22k a year and I don’t know if it’s worth it. We can afford it, but it’d be at a stretch…
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High school will be private. Our catchments are strict & ours is horrible & has a bad rep.
Lovely campus means nil. Tour the schools, find out which one aligns with your needs & weigh it up. Personally I'd never sacrifice having a life for school fees if public was a good option.
Why not organise a tour of each campus, meet a couple of teachers, and decide which points are most important to your family. There are good and bad elements in every school.
Although, you night need to check you haven't left it too late to enrol at the private school. Our school takes enrolment 2 years in advance, and has a wait list.