QUOTE (Divvy @ 04/12/2012, 08:26 PM)
Community-wise ... not so awesome.
The reality is that a certain cultural group have bought up a lot of the area and send their children to that school. Whilst I have no issue with that, unfortunately it seems that a lot of that cultural group are highly academic-focused without considering how well-rounded the students should be.
QUOTE (Duechristmasday @ 05/12/2012, 10:53 AM)
Could try for scholarships, but does not really solve the problem unless they all get them
so that is out of the question.
Why out of the question? I would always try for them. Accepting an offer is another matter, but having all your kids go to the same school, whilst perhaps not ideal for some, is not necessary.
Other option is to do years 7-10 at Balwyn and then move private for the final two years, but that's a bit mean, especially if they enjoy it there.
They could also apply to go to the selective Melb High and MacRob for yrs 9-12.