Very well said!During my children's primary schooling here, none of them went out of school or hid or went to areas they weren't supposed to in the school grounds. In the 15 years we had association with this school there were no cctv cameras, no abductions or anything untoward happen at all. This was a state primary and each year about ten or so of the year 7s would get scholarships to the big privates. Junior primary teaching is a more social, hands on approach, based a lot on a mix of world known methodology including reggio emilia and montessori, but in no way should you think that Australian education is less of a standard than UK. Aussie kids become doctors, lawyers, etc and Australians have been at the forefront of many scientific/medical research areas. Aussie kids also become good tradies, hairdressers and mechanics or whatever. Education here has been developed for Australian needs and becomes very rigourous in the higher years of High school. Kids are actually quite good at keeping themselves safe if they are allowed to and within the school community as I said before children are usually very quick to report intruders. Five year olds and up are quite capable of following the direction of don't leave with a parent other than your own and come inside a classroom if you don't feel safe or your parent is not there.