QUOTE (libbylu @ 15/03/2012, 06:21 PM)
What about local high school for years 7-9 and private school for years 10-12, or even 9-12? This is what we are considering. That way you won't have too many school fees to pay at the same time. They will get the benefits of getting to know some shakers and movers, careful attention for their year 12, and you can escape the full cost.
Am I the only one who finds the above post a bit offensive?
My brother and I went to a low socioeconomic area public school, one of the worst in our state in fact, but he managed to finish a PHD from OXFORD in half the time it normally takes and now flies all over the world as an academic.... but I guess he's not a 'mover and shaker' because he didnt go to private school
In all seriousness though, I think kids from public schools can do very well but they have to work harder and put up with more bs from other students, incompetent teachers, no facilities, etc. But as my brother's example shows it totally depends on the kid.