QUOTE (babyonthebrain @ 03/12/2012, 07:45 PM)
Ok that is a positive outcome. However when did you enrol him (is it different for private vs public) and what was your backup plan?
I live in eastern Melbourne and there are lots and lots of great public schools!!! Some of those schools are really close tEg 4kms-15kms away but not my closest public option.
Also what is your overall view of a catholic school education?
The high school accepted him when he was in year 7 (we are in Qld, so high school started in year 8).
But you can have other options for private schools available in the meantime. (Our back up plan was a private school (a cheaper Catholic one).
The Catholic primary school was great for my son, great community, great educational outcomes, great kids and a good fit for my son. After 6 years of Catholic education he has an appreciation of faith (for others) but considers himself an agnostic (the primary school was really flexible in the way they approached faith (he had choice).